Kitigan Zibi chief calls on Quebec to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations in First Nations – CBC

Dylan Whiteduck is seeking 4,000 vaccine doses for his community

Jan 06, 2021

Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Chief Dylan Whiteduck is hoping to see more transparency from Quebec on its vaccination plan for First Nations, as the community is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases.

“There is absolutely no mention of First Nations people, which is scary for myself as a leader of my community,” said Whiteduck.

“I think other First Nations across Quebec should be worried about this as well.”

Whiteduck issued an open letter to federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller as well as Quebec ministers for health and Indigenous affairs, seeking 4,000 vaccine doses as soon as possible for his community, which is located about 120 kilometres north of Ottawa.

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