Mi’kmaw alert system expands to Lennox Island – CBC

Jul 25, 2022

System allows chiefs to push alerts directly to community members

Lennox Island First Nation now has a new tool to use in emergency situations.

Last week the community partnered with Jennifer Jesty, of the Union of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq, to launch the alert system she created.

“It is usable right now, it is an opt-in system,” Jesty said.

“If we needed to send out an alert right now we could send out an alert right now. It was really interesting to me and exciting that within the first hour of us sending out that social media advertisement … we had 35 people registered in an hour.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/lennox-island-emergency-july-22-1.6529474

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