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Rolling River First Nation distributes care packages to every household on reserve

By | April 6, 2020

One First Nation in southern Manitoba has helped their members during the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing care packages to every household on the reserve. “As a leader, it definitely brings peace of mind,” said Samantha Wilson. Wilson is a band councillor from Rolling River First Nation, just over 200 kilometres west of Winnipeg. On March 30, a group of… Read More »

Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland cool to Manitoba chiefs’ request for Cuban doctors

By | March 30, 2020

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland appeared Monday to reject a request by a group of First Nations in Manitoba for Canada to allow Cuban doctors into their communities to bolster their health care services in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO) Grand Chief Jerry Daniels sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Friday requesting… Read More »

Manitoba chiefs organization wants Cuban doctor aid on COVID-19

By | March 27, 2020

A Manitoba chiefs organization wants the federal government to allow Cuban doctors into Canada to help First Nations deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Southern Chiefs Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said a letter would be sent by Friday morning formally asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to allow Cuban Health Care Brigades into the country to provide medical aid… Read More »

COVID-19 concerns, closures have families and communities heading out on the land

By | March 18, 2020

As many schools and workplaces shut down, families, individuals and communities are heading out to the land to put cultural teachings into practice and as a way to keep each other safe through social distancing.  For some, this has meant taking time to teach younger generations and community members how to harvest medicines, emphasizing the importance of passing on intergenerational… Read More »