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.
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.
The Southern Chiefs Organization is declaring a state of emergency for its 34 First Nations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Northern and Northmart stores in northern Canada have upped orders of essential goods in recent weeks and are freezing prices for 60 days, except for increases beyond their control.
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.