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Everyone is affected’: Dauphin River First Nation residents grieve after multiple COVID-19 deaths – CBC

Seven deaths are believed to be linked to a COVID-19 outbreak in the community of 260 The pandemic has taken a toll on the tiny community of Dauphin River First Nation where seven people have died after contracting COVID-19 in the past two months. Lawrence Letander said he knew all of them. Most of them were relatives […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202028 Views

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Christmas Miracle’ Indigenous health care company organizes toy drive for northern Manitoba kids – Winnipeg Sun

An Indigenous health care company is putting out the call to help them ‘save Christmas’ for thousands of children in northern Manitoba communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Armed Forces has members in the fly-in community of Shamattawa First Nation and soon will be in Red Sucker Lake First Nation in an […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202032 Views

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Entrepreneurship can help Indigenous girls feel ‘beautiful and empowered’: RezGal Lashes owner – CBC

Brandi Woodhouse and Cedar Lake Ranch’s Eva Wilson-Fontaine on challenges, successes for Indigenous businesses Manitoba has the largest Indigenous population per capita in Canada — a number that represents immense opportunities for the provincial economy. A report released by the Royal Bank of Canada in June says that Indigenous-owned businesses represent a $30-billion economy in the next five […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202023 Views

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Focus on the future, not the past, Higgs says on Indigenous issues – CBC

Premier Blaine Higgs says he wants to understand why Indigenous communities in New Brunswick aren’t doing better economically — but isn’t interested in delving into the history of colonialism and injustice. Higgs said in a year-end interview with CBC News that he’s serious about addressing the problems facing Indigenous people. But he said Canada’s long […]

by pmnationtalk on December 21, 202027 Views

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Northern First Nation care home residents facing COVID-19 outbreak flown to Winnipeg care home – CBC

Majority of residents of Bunibonibee Cree Nation’s personal care home will stay at Holy Family Home: chief Dec 17, 2020 Residents of a northern Manitoba First Nation personal care home facing a COVID-19 outbreak were flown to Winnipeg Thursday, officials say, to be housed in a Winnipeg care home where they can be closer to medical care. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 202031 Views

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Gabriel Gély’s Arctic Photographs Donated to the University of Manitoba – UM Today

December 16, 2020 — Gabriel Gély (1924-2020) is best known for his artistic portrayals of Arctic life and for his outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of Inuit art. Until recently, few knew about Gély’s passion for photography and his assemblage of images. A Parisian by birth, Gély resided in northern communities for over 30 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 202039 Views

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Conduct of Winnipeg police officer under investigation after second video surfaces – CTV News

December 15, 2020 WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Police Service’s Professional Standards Unit has launched an investigation into the conduct of a police officer who was already under scrutiny, after a second video of him surfaced on social media. The officer was captured in a video on Dec. 8, ticketing a driver after a woman in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 202026 Views

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Gold mining company, First Nation training Indigenous youth near Lynn Lake with help from province – Thompson Citizen

December 15, 2020 A Northern Manitoba First Nation and a mining company are teaming up to provide training to Indigenous youth with the help of the provincial government’s Manitoba Mineral Development Fund (MMDF). The fund is providing $30,000 to match a contribution spilt equally between Marcel Colomb First Nation (MCFN) and Alamos Gold, which is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202023 Views

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We can make these decisions,’ Peguis chief says about relaxed holiday COVID-19 restrictions – CBC

Extended family and students permitted to visit one household: Chief Glenn Hudson Dec 15, 2020 Peguis First Nation will allow some visits during “relaxed lockdown” days over the winter holidays — a decision the chief says is possible because COVID-19 restrictions have worked. Extended family and students, including those living off-reserve, will be allowed to visit one […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202025 Views

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Community ‘still panicking’ as military arrives in Red Sucker Lake First Nation amid COVID-19 outbreak: chief – CBC

Dec 14, 2020 Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, Red Sucker Lake latest communities dealing with outbreaks Members of the military have arrived in another Manitoba First Nation to assess a COVID-19 outbreak and help that might be needed. A military Hercules aircraft arrived Monday in Red Sucker Lake First Nation, where Chief Samuel Knott says 28 people have tested positive for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202026 Views

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