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Helping Canada’s Indigenous peoples during COVID-19: Ken Coates in the Toronto Sun – MLI

Indigenous peoples will be hit disproportionately by the health, economic and social consequences of COVID-19. Overcrowding and poor health-care systems leave many vulnerable to the disease itself. Job losses and…

Northern airlines trim passenger service to the basics – Nunatsiaq News

2 April 2020 Only bottled water is now available on Canadian North, Calm Air, Air Inuit If you’re travelling in Nunavut and Nunavik, be ready to eat before you board…

‘I don’t see why anything should be secret’: First Nation rejected $28 million in Site C dam deal, court docs reveal – The Narwhal

Documents disclosed in a treaty infringement case offer a rare glimpse into the payments BC Hydro offered to First Nations as it sought support for the dam, the most expensive…

University of Saskatchewan awarded $5M for Indigenous health research – Globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The money came from a new $110.8-million, 16-year national…

Rotary Dream Home Lottery donating 50% of April ticket sales to Grande Prairie Food Bank – EverythingGP

The 27th Rotary Dream Home Lottery, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie, is helping out the Grande Prairie Food Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, the…

As N.W.T. residents spend more time online, advocates urge ‘responsible’ internet usage – CBC

Apr 02, 2020 With directions to stay home, many more people are going online, potentially congesting northern networks As people across the Northwest Territories adapt to spending a lot more…

Keith Henry: Indigenous tourism industry needs immediate federal stimulus – Vancouver Sun

Do we want Canada to protect Indigenous tourism? This is the question that keeps me up every night since Canada has come to realize the dramatic impacts of COVID-19. We…

eSupply Canada Ltd. to support Indigenous communities with office supplies in response to COVID-19 pandemic – Anishinabek News

April 2, 2020 SAUGEEN FIRST NATION — Former Saugeen councillor Steven Vanloffeld wants to support Indigenous communities and businesses during the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic by offering office…

iPolitics AM: Morneau to preview pandemic spending plan during virtual finance committee meeting – iPolitics

Apr 2, 2020 ALSO TODAY: Champagne talk COVID-19 with NATO counterparts — Parliamentary budget office releases new cost estimates on pandemic response A day after unveiling the preliminary details of…

Indigenous tourism operator in NWT ends aurora season early – APTN News

March 31, 2020 Joe Bailey uses the slogan “50,000 years of experience” for his tourism business North Star Adventures which he runs in the N.W.T. He has proudly shares his…

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