Hunters in James Smith Cree Nation stocking up on wild game to prepare for COVID-19 pandemic – CBC

‘We have donated about 600 pounds of meat to our community hall,’ hunter says

Mar 26, 2020

When Tanya Sanderson heard the news that COVID-19 had hit Saskatchewan, she knew she had to act fast to help her people.

She put out a call on Facebook to her fellow members of James Smith Cree Nation, located in northern Saskatchewan. She wanted to raise $400 to buy bullets for hunters.

“We ended up raising $530,” Sanderson said. “And after that more donations came rolling in.”

She and her husband bought 11 boxes of shells and distributed them to hunters 10 at a time.

“We just ask that they donate what they kill to those families that ask.”

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