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  • Southern Ute Indian Tribe Continues Safety Measures and Reaffirms 'Stay at Home' Order

    Apr 24, 2020

    Southern Ute Indian Reservation – On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council issued a “Stay at Home Order”. To slow and/or stop the spread of COVID-19, it is crucial the Tribe continues to adhere to the order requiring tribal members to stay home unless it is for essential activities. The continuation of the order is based on Tribal Council’s continuous assessment of the rapidly-changing and serious public health emergency. The Southern Ute leadership is very aware that over the last few days the State of Colorad...

  • Gull Bay First Nation confirms 6 positive COVID-19 cases

    Apr 24, 2020

    The Chief of Gull Bay First Nation confirms there are six positive cases of COVID-19 in his community. Gull Bay, about 200 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont., has an on-reserve population of about 300. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/gull-bay-covid-19-positive-1.5542525...

  • Three charged, drugs, rifle seized at Hiawatha First Nation

    Apr 24, 2020

    Three people face narcotics and weapons charges after an investigation by Peterborough County OPP into allegations of drug trafficking at Hiawatha First Nation. Police seized cocaine, percocet, drug paraphernalia and a loaded rifle from a property in the community Tuesday. https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/news-story/9960143-three-charged-drugs-rifle-seized-at-hiawatha-first-nation/...

  • Teachers hand deliver lessons to Aboriginal students lacking internet access

    Apr 24, 2020

    Teachers in far western NSW say they have been hand-delivering lessons to Aboriginal students at home because families don't have reliable access the internet and many don't have computers for their children to work on. To allow children to keep learning, Wilcannia central school teachers have been making lesson packs for their students and delivering them in person every few days, on a 9km round trip in the school minibus. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/apr/24/teachers-hand-deliver-lessons-to-aboriginal-stu...

  • Life imitates art in First Nation director's zombie apocalypse film

    Apr 24, 2020

    When Mi’gmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby was shooting the zombie thriller Blood Quantum in 2018, he knew he was addressing themes of First Nations sovereignty and the lasting impact of colonialism on his people. He didn’t know COVID-19 would come along and add its own voice to the conversation. But sometimes life imitates art. In the film, a pandemic turns normal people into bloodthirsty zombies. For reasons unknown, First Nations people are immune. So the inhabitants of the Red Crow reservation – played by Listuguj, a Mi’gmaq community in Quebec...

  • Yukon chefs helping hungry locals with meal donations to Whitehorse food bank

    Apr 24, 2020

    A group of chefs have banded together to create weekly meals to donate to the Whitehorse food bank to ensure that community members in need have access to good food. The self-dubbed Yukon Chef Collective has been dropping off packages of 250 to 280 meals at the food bank for three weeks now, with offerings so far including scallop chowder and baked potatoes, pasta with homemade sauce, and pork-bone soup. https://www.yukon-news.com/life/yukon-chefs-helping-hungry-locals-with-m...