Many Saskatchewan First Nations residents are travelling hours to get coronavirus treatment

Wanda Wolverine Poorman’s daughter was infected with the novel coronavirus in April. According to Poorman, the health centre on the English River First Nation Patuanuk reserve could not provide adequate … Read More

First Nations people have fared better than B.C. average in COVID-19 pandemic: report

B.C.’s First Nations Health Authority says First Nations people have fared better than the provincial average when it comes to the spread of COVID-19. Health authorities across the province tested … Read More

B.C. investigates reports of health officials betting on Indigenous patients’ blood alcohol level

The province is investigating reports of health-care staff playing a racist game betting on the blood alcohol level of mainly indigenous patients they were treating, according to Health Minister Adrian … Read More

B.C. investigates reports of health workers betting on Indigenous patients’ blood alcohol levels

The province is investigating reports of health-care staff playing a racist game betting on the blood alcohol level of mainly Indigenous patients they were treating, according to Health Minister Adrian … Read More

B.C. health workers allegedly bet on Indigenous patients’ blood alcohol levels

The province is investigating reports of health-care staff playing a racist game betting on the blood alcohol level of mainly Indigenous patients they were treating, according to Health Minister Adrian … Read More

Coronavirus: Indigenous health authorities tell HoC committee more PPE needed

Indigenous health authorities that service Western Canadian First Nations say they are experiencing problems accessing enough medical and protective equipment needed to protect their citizens from COVID-19. Senior representatives from … Read More

Canada’s Indigenous leaders say more help is needed as COVID-19 outbreaks rise

First Nations, Inuit and Metis leaders are raising concern about a growing number of outbreaks of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities and say it’s getting harder to find the money and supplies to … Read More

Alberta First Nations worried by suspension of oilsands environmental monitoring

The leader of a First Nation surrounded by oilsands development is frustrated by the Alberta Energy Regulator’s decision to suspend a wide array of environmental reporting requirements for oilsands companies. … Read More

First Nations chiefs raise alarm over mental health impacts of COVID-19

A few months before the novel coronavirus arrived in Canada, the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation at Loon Lake, Sask. was already raising the alarm over suicides in the community, about … Read More

35 COVID-19 cases on First Nations: Indigenous Services Canada

ISC said it monitors and tracks information while protecting patient privacy and confidentiality. Additionally, provinces do not require Indigenous people to self-identify when being tested for COVID-19. For this reason, ISC cannot disclose the First Nations community with confirmed cases.

COVID-19: Indigenous Minister says communities should postpone elections

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is encouraging Indigenous communities gearing up for elections this year to postpone their votes. Miller says holding an election during a pandemic poses public health … Read More

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