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University of Saskatchewan awarded $5M for Indigenous health research – Globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The money came from a new $110.8-million, 16-year national program — Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) — led by USask faculty member and scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ […]

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Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world Wednesday – CBC

More than 100 COVID-19 related deaths in Canada; Spain tops 100,000 cases Apr 01, 2020 A new month means a fresh set of bills for Canadian families and businesses struggling with the health and financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, as officials warn that the emergency and public health measures will likely be in place […]

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First Nations can now delay elections during COVID-19 pandemic, says federal minister – CBC

Federal officials had previous warned First Nations a delay would create a “governance gap” Mar 27, 2020 First Nations which postpone their elections because of the COVID-19 pandemic will not be penalized by the federal government, as some had feared. “I think this is a constructive change. It’s unfortunate it didn’t happen sooner,” said University […]

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GDI: COVID-19 – March 26th

Mar 26, 2020 Student Updates Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are currently being delivered remotely. NEW The Melfort Tourism, Hospitality, and Camp Services Program in partnership with DTI and Tourism Saskatchewan is now up and running online. Exceptions: Saskatoon DTI ABE Level 4 Program—the following classes (previously delivered by Cindy) are postponed until […]

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Hunters in James Smith Cree Nation stocking up on wild game to prepare for COVID-19 pandemic – CBC

‘We have donated about 600 pounds of meat to our community hall,’ hunter says Mar 26, 2020 When Tanya Sanderson heard the news that COVID-19 had hit Saskatchewan, she knew she had to act fast to help her people. She put out a call on Facebook to her fellow members of James Smith Cree Nation, […]

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La Ronge shelter hangs by a thread amid COVID-19 crisis – National Observer

March 25th 2020 Staff had just finished sanitizing the makeshift emergency homeless shelter in La Ronge, Sask., when it flooded again on Tuesday. Two outreach workers hurried to make lunch for homeless people in the town who depend on them for a hot meal every day. “The present virus is causing a state of emergency […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202016 Views

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A huge health risk’: First Nations pressured to hold elections amid COVID-19 pandemic, say experts – CBC

Federal government email instructs First Nations to bring own pencils, keep distance from elders Mar 26, 2020 First Nations are being pressured by the federal government to hold elections in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, say legal experts and band officials. One Saskatchewan First Nation is going ahead Friday despite pleas from its own […]

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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 […]

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Northern communities installing checkpoints, initiating local lockdowns – paNOW

Mar 24, 2020 A First Nation in northwestern Ontario will be one of the first communities in the province to impose a curfew and lockdown. Netimizaagamig Nishnaabeg First Nation, formerly known as Pic Mobert, is located about 360 kilometres east of Thunder Bay. The community said it would impose the curfew between 10 p.m. and […]

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First Nation chief in Saskatchewan makes headlines in U.S. for COVID-19 preparation – APTN News

March 23, 2020 The chief of the Pasqua First Nation in Saskatchewan has drawn the attention of a magazine in the United States because of his planning for the COVID-19 virus compared to President Donald Trump. Matthew Peigan says he started paying attention to how the COVID-19 events were unfolding on the other side of […]

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