First Nation chief in Saskatchewan makes headlines in U.S. for COVID-19 preparation – APTN News

March 23, 2020

The chief of the Pasqua First Nation in Saskatchewan has drawn the attention of a magazine in the United States because of his planning for the COVID-19 virus compared to President Donald Trump.

Matthew Peigan says he started paying attention to how the COVID-19 events were unfolding on the other side of the world in early January and that he had to prepare for what was coming.

“Well if we ever go into lockdown I know we are going to supply the bare essentials to survive; groceries, meat, vegetables so that’s what we are preparing for,” said Peigan. “If we don’t let the virus or the disease into my First Nation’s borders then we can continue on in life.

“At least the council and I made a decision to protect the people we serve as best we can.”

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