Indigenous people especially ‘vulnerable’ to coronavirus pandemic, WHO warns

Indigenous communities comprising half a million people around the world are especially vulnerable to the new coronavirus pandemic due to often poor living conditions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned … Read More

‘Raise the bar’: Researcher hopes COVID-19 means new policies for Canada’s Indigenous

A health researcher studying COVID-19 as part of a national immunity task force hopes the pandemic elevates concern for persistent health issues, such as inadequate housing, for Indigenous people in … Read More

Lifting COVID-19 restrictions too soon could endanger vulnerable communities: officials

Federal officials stressed the dangers to long-term care residents and Indigenous communities if COVID-19 restrictions are lifted too quickly after projections in Quebec painted a dire picture of the potential … Read More

Canada to spend $306M on Indigenous businesses struggling amid coronavirus pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Saturday the federal government will spend $306.8 million to help Indigenous businesses affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The money will give Indigenous businesses access … Read More