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Reopen Sask. plan has northern leaders ‘terrified’ – National Observer

April 28th 2020 The Saskatchewan government announced its plan to reopen the province on Thursday. After the news broke, the mood in northern Saskatchewan was one of relief; the pandemic, it seemed, was drawing to a close. “Over the next several weeks, restrictions will be gradually lifted by adding more types of businesses to the […]

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SK Government: Province Takes Action To Control The Spread Of COVID-19 In The North

April 24, 2020Following consultation with the Mayor of La Loche and other northern leaders, Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Shahab today signed a Public Health Order restricting all non-critical travel into northern Saskatchewan, specifically the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District (see map attached).  Dr. Shahab is also issuing a strong recommendation against non-essential travel between […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 202055 Views

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Northern leaders say they weren’t consulted on development of plan to close northern Sask. – CBC

Apr 27, 2020 FSIN, PAGC, New North say they weren’t consulted on plan despite Premier’s claims The provincial government says conversations with northern leaders around travel restrictions in Saskatchewan’s north started weeks ago, but many northern leaders say they only learned about the provincial restrictions shortly before they came into place. Late last week, the […]

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PAGC is calling for the third reading of its proposed back alley curfew to be tabled

April 24, 2020 Treaty 6 Territory/Prince Albert. Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) is requesting Prince Albert City Council’s Executive Committee to delay the passage of its proposed curfew bylaw and consider it for a different date until there is further consultation. Upon closer examination of the proposed bylaw, PAGC’s leadership is concerned that police officers […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 202051 Views

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PAGC: COVID-19 Office Closure

TO:  PAGC Staff, PAGC Offices, PAGC Member First Nations FROM:  PAGC Executive DATE:  April 2, 2020 RE:  COVID-19 – Office closure Further to our memo of March 19, 2020; The Prince Albert Grand Council will continue to suspend all non-essential operations within our organizations. Non-essential staff will not be required to report to work but […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 202056 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202094 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202053 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202056 Views

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A summary of COVID-19 emergency funds – APTN News

March 18, 2020 On Wednesday, the federal government announced an $82-billion financial aid package to help the country through the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will provide $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses to help them get through the economic crisis sparked by global outbreak of the novel coronavirus. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202072 Views

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Citizenship and Identity Forum Sets New Direction for Métis Nation

Citizens from across the Métis Nation homeland joined together in an unprecedented two-day session to share their views, concerns and give direction on where the Métis Nation needs to go. Over 400 grassroots Métis Nation citizens and leadership from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario were in attendance. “Our people have spoken; we […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 2020265 Views

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