FNQLHSSC: The Assembly of First Nations declares a national state of emergency

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Mar 21, 2020

The Assembly of First Nations declares a national state of emergency in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 21, 2020 – Today, the AFN Executive Committee adopted the following motion :

The Assembly of First Nations declares a national state of emergency in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

And that Governments in Canada including First Nations, federal, provincial, territorial, municipal respect this state of emergency.

Further that the Assembly of First Nations support those who have already declared states of emergencies and travel bans into and out of their First Nations that are exercising their sovereignty and jurisdiction.

Further, that the amounts allocated for medical, health and the economic stimulus are not enough, Canada needs to be prepared to allocate more resources to support and meet FN needs, during this public health crisis.

Further that funds will be distributed on a needs and equity basis and not on a formula basis nor on not on a proposal submission basis.

Further that specific consideration for all prevention and critical care be afforded to northern, remote and isolated communities.

Further support all measures as put forth by public health authorities to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Further that First Nations leadership be fully and meaningfully involved at the decision-making tables in the development of all plans, legislation, policies, budget allocations and regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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