Most vulnerable in Kahnawake receive COVID-19 vaccine as community campaign begins

Ninety-year-old Warisó:se Myrtle Bush was the first elder living at home in Kahnawake, Que., to receive a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as the Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) community began its mass vaccination campaign this week. View original article here Source

Family seeks return of Cindy Gladue’s remains from Alberta medical examiner’s office

The family of Cindy Gladue, a 36 year-old Cree-Metis woman whose killer was found guilty of manslaughter last week, wants Alberta’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to return her remains so they can lay her to rest. View original...

It’s not just a fashion statement… it’s an ear saver for those who wear masks often

Tara Kiwenzie's beaded barrettes aren't just beautiful; they're also functional, keeping ears comfortable from the pains of wearing a mask.Kiwenzie, who is from Wikwemikong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, Ont., usually spends her days on the powwow trail throughout the summer. But when COVID-19...

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: active cases in First Nations continue downward trend

Active cases of COVID-19 in First Nations communities are continuing on a downward trend, though new infections persist. Indigenous Services data shows, as of Feb. 15, more than 400 new infections compared to the week before. The highest number of those new cases, 149, were reported out of...

Indigenous community sets up warming tents for homeless population during extreme cold

A coalition of Indigenous grassroots organizations and volunteers set up two teepees and a prospector tent in Winnipeg's core on Tuesday to help keep the homeless population warm through bitterly cold temperatures."The majority of the homeless people are our people, Indigenous...

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: what you need to know this week

The number of people in First Nations communities recovering from the coronavirus has exceeded newly reported cases for the second week in a row, according to the latest data from Indigenous Services Canada.The federal department said the number of active...

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: active cases in First Nations continue to decline

The number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations across the country continues to decline after reaching new highs in January, according to the latest data from Indigenous Services Canada. As of Feb. 1, there were 2,228 active cases reported compared...

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Over 5,000 active cases in First Nations

As the number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations across the country continues to rise, Indigenous Services Canada is investing $1.2 billion in additional support to address ongoing public health responses in Indigenous communities. As of Jan. 18, there are...

Elders at Indigenous retirement home in Toronto receive COVID-19 vaccine

Earlier this week, residents and community members of Wigwamen Terrace, an Indigenous retirement home in Toronto, received COVID-19 vaccinations.  "It was an amazing day; to us it was like history in the making," said Harvey Manning, director of programs and services...

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in remote First Nations as leaders work to combat hesitancy

First Nations have begun to receive doses of COVID-19 vaccines as provincial immunization programs get underway, with Indigenous leaders encouraging people to roll up their sleeves.Six of 14 Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations on Vancouver Island were priority recipients of doses of Moderna's vaccine...
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