Ontario invests $37M in Indigenous community’s response to COVID-19 – Sudbury.com

Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory declares a state of emergency and accompanying travel ban

The province has announced $37.8 million in funding to support Indigenous communities and people in their planning, prevention and mitigation efforts as part of Ontario’s COVID-19 response.

In this area, Ogimee and Council officially declared a state of emergency for the community of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on April 6 and with it a travel ban effective April 9. https://wiikwemkoong.ca/news/declared-state-of-emergency-and-travel-ban-april-6th-2020/

Both Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Wahnapitae First Nation have closed their borders to visitors to limit the spread of the virus.

“Indigenous communities face unique challenges in planning for and tackling the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, in a press release.

Read More: https://www.sudbury.com/local-news/ontario-invests-37m-in-indigenous-communitys-response-to-covid-19-2257882

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