Makwa Sahgaiehcan Chief urging community to stay informed , calm amidst pandemic – meadowlakeNOW

Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation Chief Ronald Mitsuing said he agrees with The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations’ request to close provincial borders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 to First Nation communities.

Chief Mitsuing told meadowlakeNOW prevention is necessary to keep First Nation communities safe. However, communities working together to prevent the spread is becoming an increasing challenge.

“So far we have people who are OK with [self-isolating] and some people are not used to staying in,” he said. “Maybe they’re not informed about how serious this is.”

Mitsuing said medical language may not be clearly understood by some. Self-isolation becomes an additional challenge when residents cannot find necessities close by.

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