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Ontario First Nations ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’ as COVID-19 preparations ramp up

Neskantaga Chief Chris Moonias

Attawapiskat is one of the 49 northern Ontario First Nations that are members of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). Over the weekend NAN sent the first part of a funding request to the federal and Ontario governments detailing the needs of northern communities in the face of the pandemic.

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Sask. First Nations need at least $20M to fight COVID-19, says FSIN chief

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron

Saskatchewan First Nations need an immediate funding boost of at least $20 million to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, says Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Chief Bobby Cameron.

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Sask. First Nation chief prepared for COVID-19 pandemic weeks before it hit

Matthew Peigan

Late last week when semi-trailers pulled up to the grocery store on Pasqua First Nation and started off-loading packages of cleaning supplies, medicine, toilet paper and dry food, people started wondering what it was all for.