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Quebec’s Indigenous leaders welcome checkpoints designed to limit COVID-19 spread – CBC

Many First Nations would also like to see in-community testing: Grand Chief Ghislain Picard Mar 31, 2020 Some First Nation leaders in Quebec say they are pleased with the province’s decision to forbid non-essential travel to several regions considered especially at risk from novel coronavirus. Checkpoints to restrict access to eight regions — including many […]

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Nunavik in Northern Quebec reports first case of Covid-19 – APTN News

March 28, 2020 The community of Salluit, located in the Inuit territory of Nunavik in sub-arctic Quebec, has its first confirmed case of Covid-19, according to the Kativik Regional Government (KRG). The release, sent out Saturday evening, said poice in the community are enforcing a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. in an effort […]

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‘Stay calm and move forward’: Indigenous doctors on strength, resilience in the face of pandemics – APTN News

March 26, 2020 Indigenous peoples have been through pandemics before – and so has Dr. Darlene Kitty. Kitty was on the front line in 2009 when the H1N1 pandemic hit her home community of Chisasibi in northern Quebec, hospitalizing people at a rate 33 times higher than in the rest of the province. “In H1N1 […]

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Cree patient in Montreal tests positive for COVID-19 – CBC

Further measures put in place at Hotel Espresso patient lodging in Montreal Mar 25, 2020 One Cree patient being treated at a Montreal hospital has tested positive for COVID-19 and was in self-isolation at a Cree health board facility in the city. The patient started showing symptoms on March 23 and was immediately tested, according […]

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School year ends across Nunavik – Nunatsiaq News

25 March 2020 Kativik Ilisarniliriniq officially announces students will not return to class before fall The school year in Nunavik has officially ended due to the current coronavirus pandemic. “In light of these developments, the Council of Commissioners met and decided that the school year would end today in Nunavik,” said the announcement from the […]

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Nunavik’s Raglan mine put into care and maintenance due to COVID-19 – Nunatsiaq News

Workers heading home “until further notice” The Raglan mine in Nunavik has announced that it will mothball its operations and send nearly all its workers home, as it goes into care and maintenance due to COVID-19 concerns. “This is really unreal, and Raglan mine has never faced such a challenge in logistics and planning,” Amélie […]

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Indigenous voices sing out for healing during COVID-19 pandemic – CTV News

March 23, 2020 MONTREAL — Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) traditional dancer, singer and drummer Kawennotas Sedalia Fazio saw people across the globe singing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and wanted to bring her people’s song to the call for healing. “This is for the healing of the people, healing of mother earth,” she said the video posted on […]

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Nunavik’s Raglan mine plans to send northern workers back home – Nunatsiaq News

23 March 2020 “These actions will slow down our operations as we support the process of sending back our northern employees” Nunavik’s two mines along the Hudson Strait remain in operation, but they have boosted their preventive protocols in response to COVID-19. As well, the Raglan mine said today that it will send its Nunavik […]

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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, 202021 Views

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Cree community of Waswanipi establishes checkpoint – CBC

Measure to monitor movement and pass on public health information amid Coronavirus outbreak in the South Mar 18, 2020 A Cree community in Northern Quebec has set up a checkpoint to monitor who is coming in and out and as a way to share public health information about COVID-19. The checkpoint went up at 8 […]

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