‘Our people are resilient’: Manitoba First Nations organization prepares for pandemic – APTN News

March 18, 2020

Indigenous organizations are taking steps to address the COVID-19 pandemic less than a week after Manitoba recorded it’s first case.

“We find ourselves in perilous times. We find ourselves in a precarious situation but I think that our people are resilient have always been resilient. We have been through many epidemics” said Garrison Settee, grand chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO).

He said MKO has a plan.

It includes several recommendations for First Nations.

Both federal and provincial governments have encouraged social distancing, but overcrowded homes is a reality for many communities.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/03/18/our-people-are-resilient-manitoba-first-nations-organization-prepares-for-pandemic/

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