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Travel restrictions reveal double-standard, says Canoe Lake Cree First Nation resident – CBC

Reserve under travel restrictions, lake just south used for recreational fishing is not May 27, 2020 Rose Durocher longs to see her family. Her home community of Canoe Lake Cree First Nation is under government travel restrictions, even though there are zero known local active COVID-19 cases. “I really miss seeing my kids,” she said. Her […]

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Sask. suicide prevention plan needs teeth, says MLA – The Battlefords News-Optimist

The province of Saskatchewan announced a new suicide prevention plan on Friday, but critics are calling for more than that. They say legislation is needed in order for suicide prevention to work in the province. “There is definitely a difference between a bill and a plan. Unfortunately, they’ve announced that they’ve got a plan, instead […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 2020140 Views

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‘Jurisdictional limbo’ left Metis in Saskatchewan unprepared for COVID-19 says MNC spokesperson – APTN News

May 11, 2020 Metis villages in northern Saskatchewan with rising COVID-19 cases are in “jurisdictional limbo” between federal and provincial governments that left them underprepared for the coronavirus pandemic, according to Metis National Council (MNC) spokesperson David Chartrand. “There was no plan, no supports, no programs, no supply chain, nothing, because both governments are saying, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2020144 Views

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Indigenous advocate accuses feds of playing politics by not releasing more low-risk inmates – The Battlefords News-Optimist

Says many are now ‘political prisoners’ May 11, 2020 The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is calling on the federal government to create a task force to begin the process of releasing low-risk, non-violent Indigenous inmates from federal institutions. CAP wants the government to support a call by NDP MP Jack Harris, Critic for Public […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202047 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, 202051 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202053 Views

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Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth: Advocate for Children and Youth Tables 2019 Annual Report

SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth, Lisa Broda, tabled her first annual report with the Legislative Assembly today. The 2019 report highlights the office’s ongoing commitment to elevate youth voice to inform and influence public policy initiatives and create meaningful improvements to services. In May, the Advocate’s youth-led conference on mental health […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202069 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 202063 Views

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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, 202069 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 202057 Views

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