COVID-19 Daily News Digest – April 27, 2020
Coronavirus Outbreak Threatens Navajo Nation
“To know that those dollars allocated and signed into law are supposed to go to all U.S. citizens, but yet the first citizens of this country are being ignored by Washington, D.C.” This frustration, expressed by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez in an interview with ABC15, has been building up as financial assistance from the federal government is consistently jammed with red tape and paperwork.
Walpole Island First Nation Records First 2 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
Walpole Island Health Centre staff have followed up with the individuals and confirm they are doing well and have been provided with education on how to properly self-isolate.
The community members have had little activity outside the home and the individuals and household contacts will continue to self-isolate at home.
Thirty local homelessness agencies receive $10M in federal funding
“These federal investments will help to prevent and reduce homelessness in our city,” said End Homelessness Winnipeg CEO Lucille Bruce. “Addressing homelessness will also help to protect all Winnipeg residents in the context of COVID-19. By supporting individuals to access and maintain safe, stable housing, we strengthen our whole community.”
Tsuut’ina Nation institutes fines for breaking curfew, a safeguard as Calgary COVID-19 cases rise
“Chief and Council understand that this may cause an inconvenience to some. However, we must take all steps to prevent COVID 19 from being brought in from the high-risk zone of Calgary. This is a first approach on protecting our borders,” a notice posted to the Tsuut’ina Nation’s website reads.
‘Stay home’: B.C. bands want visitors to keep away for now
Louis said his band put up six roads signs “with support from the Department of Highways” encouraging non-residents to visit another time. But there was pushback.
“Not everyone takes kindly to band intervention,” he said in a telephone interview. “For the most part there’s been good responses.