Student summer job opportunities at Crown corporations dry up due to COVID-19
Liquor and Lotteries has paused co-op placements as well as various diversity programs, including Indigenous partnerships, because working from home isn’t conducive to training and mentorship, a spokesperson said.
BC’s Remote Areas Are COVID-Free. Local Leaders Hope to Keep It that Way
“Unlike some other places where they have flattened the curve, we can’t afford to have any curve in Tahltan territory. If we have a positive case up there, usually medivac situations take several hours and there would only be one helicopter in the area that was adequately prepared to do a medivac.”
The way Scott Morrison talks about Indigenous pain is a problem
The sterility of this language, its obvious vagueness, is striking. It is particularly striking when contrasted with the language the Prime Minister used in service of the opposite cause, urging people not to attend Black Lives Matter protests in Australia. On Friday, expressing fear that coronavirus might spread at the protests, he cited examples of the sacrifices of people who had not been able to visit nursing homes, or attend funerals, and spoke in moving terms about “those who had the absolute agony of not being able to say goodbye to a loved one”.
Coronavirus: Brazilian government accused of hiding COVID-19 death toll after it removes data
As the global total of coronavirus deaths passed 400,000 on Sunday and the number of confirmed cases 6.9 million, Brazil’s last official numbers showed it had recorded more than 34,000 fatalities related to COVID-19 and 615,000 infections – the world’s second-largest outbreak.
On tribal lands, a time to make art for solace and survival
For jewelry makers like Reyes and Farrell Pacheco, residents of Tewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo) between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, internet connectivity is “a 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. thing. ” In this place of red earth and blue sky, the couple make the intricate mosaic inlay jewelry for which their pueblo is justly famous. They depend on Indian Market for half their income: Lately they have been bartering jewelry for potatoes, flour and even livestock. They spend much of the year crafting inventory, reserving their finest turquoise, coral, silver and spiny oyster shells. “We don’t invest in stocks,” Farrell Pacheco explained. “Our stocks are our supplies.”
USask cabins reused to fit housing needs of northern Saskatchewan First Nation
“There is a housing crisis right across Canada in all First Nations communities and we’re just one of those communities… especially with COVID-19 where some of our houses where we have at least between eight to 12 people in one house.”
How the coronavirus pandemic has put Canadian tourism in ‘survival mode’
Tourism is one of the top three sectors on the island, and many people rely on the business visitors bring — especially in peak season. Tourism hit new traffic records in 2019, and the province estimates that approximately 1.6 million visitors generated roughly $505 million in revenue.
“We went from three months ago to preparing for another record-breaking year, coming out with a strong marketing campaign, to going through this COVID-19 pandemic,” MacKay said
No Justice, No Peace: On Pandemics, Race, and Environment
“When you talk about the pandemic right now, the black community in America is hit with not one pandemic but two pandemics, COVID-19 and the chronic problems of racism and police violence.” The movement to end racial injustice is a fundamental part of one struggle for social, economic, and environmental justice. Let’s not let media and political leaders separate them to divide us. No justice, no peace.
The post went on to say that various organizations are “working diligently” to contact the individual to ensure they are properly self-isolating and, will contact anyone this individual has been in contact with to make sure they are self-isolating and get tested.