Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

14 458 158 8,632 8,804
9 1,046 185 20,082 20,311
0 495 129 16,186 16,343
4 901 155 25,118 25,283
81 365 80 21,111 21,459
86 115 26 13,653 13,793
0 14 9 4,614 4,658
10 326 56 19,406 19,499

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Statement on Addictions Awareness Week

(Toronto, ON, November 27, 2018) – “National Addictions Awareness Week is the time for us to focus on creating the necessary space for reconciliation and healing in First Nations communities, where addictions and the use of opioids has long been in crisis proportions.

First Nations are a resilient people, having long lived and battled the affects of colonization, residential schools and the intergenerational trauma that comes with surviving these impacts. We have been able to do this due to the fact that many communities and individuals are going back to the land, where they can find the healing that is needed in ceremonies and the medicines. It is our time to thrive and not just survive. We need to heal the effects of colonization and the damage done by intergenerational trauma in order to combat and heal from addiction. It’s time to break the cycle.

In order to properly prevent and address this tragic and ongoing addictions issue, First Nations need the resources to take control and develop services that are First Nation driven; to build capacity and the opportunity to generate effective planning, supports and research that is relevant and appropriate to the needs of First Nations.

We are prepared to face these issues with the determination and strength to make real and lasting change, as the impact of addictions affects every individual’s families and communities. We have processes in place through our Trilateral Mental Health and Addictions Working Group and other initiatives supporting community-lead land-based healing, awareness and prevention activities, as well as research mandates to address the issues and solutions. Ongoing support for these is critical as we move forward.

This is an opportunity to focus our thoughts on prevention, and talking about healing, treatment and recovery, and lasting solutions for change with our communities and leadership.”

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald

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The Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and a secretariat for collective decision making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nation communities located within the boundaries of the province of Ontario, Canada. Follow Chiefs of Ontario on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @ChiefsOfOntario.

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