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First Nations grapple with COVID-19

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As of July 31, the percentage of First Nations individuals living on reserve reported positive for COVID-19 was one-quarter of the rate of the general Canadian population, according to Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). “The work that communities have done, to ensure the safety of their citizens, of their Elders and of their communities generally has been phenomenal,” says Dr. Shannon McDonald, who is the Chief Medical Officer at the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). McDonald is Metis and Anishinabe, and introduces herself as a guest on Tsawout territory. But as COVID-19 cases continue to increase across B.C., several First Nations have also announced increasing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases.

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COVID 19 rates of Indigenous peoples living on reserve is one quarter of the general populations

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

First Nations individuals living on reserve had COVID-19 rates that were one quarter of the rate of the general population — what can be learned from this?

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Tsilhqot’in community pray for the salmon return

By Rebecca Dyok, The Williams Lake Tribune, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

?Esdilagh First Nation Chief Roy Stump remembers the last time he caught and harvested a salmon.

It was before the wildfires that devastated the Cariboo-Chilcotin region in 2017.

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First Nations call for closure of Fraser River Fisheries

By Rebecca Dyok, The Williams Lake Tribune, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Leadership of the Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) is the latest to call for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to issue an emergency order closing all fisheries in the Fraser River and associated systems.

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Tsilhqot’in Leaders close all Salmon Fishery

By Rebecca Dyok, The Williams Lake Tribune, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Tsilhqot’in leaders say they have no choice but to close all salmon fishing within their territory west of Williams Lake due to “extreme conservation concern” over the state of sockeye and chinook runs.

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