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U of S Indigenous health researcher joins national COVID-19 immunity task force – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

University of Saskatchewan Indigenous health researcher Carrie Bourassa has been tapped to share her knowledge and expertise as part of a $350-million project to expand testing and modelling for COVID-19 immunity in Canada. The two-year federal COVID-19 Immunity Task Force, announced April 23, will work to understand the scope of SARS-CoV-2 immunity across the country. […]

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COVID-19 situation in northern Saskatchewan expected to get worse before curve is flattened – APTN News

May 5, 2020 With dozens of confirmed cases, COVID-19 has hit the Dene village of La Loche in northwestern Saskatchewan harder than any other Indigenous community in the country. What the province is calling a “localized outbreak” has spread to nearby First Nations and Metis communities, while more resources have been mobilized to curb the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202024 Views

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Local MP successfully advocates for Indigenous limited-liability partnerships – meadowlakeNOW

May 04, 2020 In a letter to Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance on April 15, Gary Vidal, Member of Parliament for Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River riding, and Shadow Cabinet Minister for Indigenous Services, asked for First Nation Limited Partnerships to be eligible to apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) assistance program. Vidal’s concern layed in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202020 Views

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Northern Sask. leaders discuss military response to help contain COVID-19 outbreak

No request for military support from province at this time; some northern leaders say military not needed Northern leaders say it may be time to have a conversation about deploying the Canadian Forces to northern Saskatchewan to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Earlier this week, leaders in Saskatchewan’s far north said while many people […]

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Province defends COVID-19 checkpoints following criticism from Indigenous group – National Post

BEAUVAL, Sask. — An Indigenous group in Saskatchewan is criticizing the province’s management of checkpoints that are meant to protect northern communities experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19. Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron says in a news release that the province was quick to take over local checkpoints, but his group is now getting […]

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Spike in deaths, majority Indigenous children, reported to Saskatchewan child advocate: report – Globalnews.ca

April 30, 2020 There was a significant increase in the number of deaths reported to Saskatchewan’s child advocate last year, the majority of them Indigenous children. In 2019, the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth was notified of 34 deaths — up from an average of 21 deaths over the last five years, according to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 202029 Views

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Indigenous slam poetry event aims to empower northern youth – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

The Saskatoon Indigenous Poets Society is using the challenges of COVID-19 as an opportunity to share the art form online with youth beyond Treaty 6. The Indigenous poetry community has been growing in the past few years. The society’s founder, Kevin Wesaquate, said he’s discovering just how passionate the poets are. “I thought it would […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202023 Views

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Why we can’t tell you the full COVID-19 story – CBC

CBC project Lives Remembered is an attempt to honour those who died and understand the pandemic Apr 30, 2020 Today, we are launching Lives Remembered, a CBC News commitment to honour and also understand more about the Canadians who have lost their lives to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Canada has tens of thousands of cases […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202020 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nations stay closed as province reopens – APTN News

April 29, 2020 While the province says it will be relaxing covid restrictions, northern communities plan to keep their barriers up. It’s a preventive measure backed by the Saskatchewan Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN). FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said he supports Indigenous communities doing whatever they need to keep their communities COVID-19 free. Read […]

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Kinistin lockdown keeping COVID out of community – Yorkton This Week

April 29, 2020 After a case of COVID-19 was diagnosed at James Smith First Nation, Kinistin Saulteaux Nation Chief Greg Scott and the rest of the band council decided to lockdown their community. The lockdown came into effect on April 5. Scott said that it is working to keep COVID-19 out of the First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202027 Views

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