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First Nations warned not to ease up efforts to combat COVID spread

From the beginning of Canada’s COVID-19 crisis, the great majority of Indigenous communities have–so far at least–managed to keep the virus at bay–the result, mostly, of stringent measures they took to keep their distance. The measures consisted of various levels »

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First Nations may face increased risk when restrictions ease

A top official with the federal government’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch says Indigenous communities will face elevated risks of contracting COVID-19 when provinces and cities across Canada begin easing lockdown restrictions. Currently, the COVID-19 infection rate for the »

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First Nations leaders in northern Canada warn of COVID-19 time bomb

It’s just a matter of time, many in the North say, before COVID-19 begins making its presence felt in a bigger way in First Nations communities. Many of the communities are isolated; those living in them–for the most part–are not. »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Society

Second First Nation declares water state of emergency

A second First Nation in less than a week has declared a state of emergency over the quality of its water. On Friday, the band council of the Eabametoong First Nation, located about 360 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, »

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Suicide crisis grows at Ontario First Nation

A federal and provincial crisis team has flown to a northern Ontario First Nation that declared a state of emergency over the weekend after 11 residents attempted to kill themselves Saturday night. Officials at the Attawapiskat First Nation, a Cree »