Virtual event planned to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women
Virtual event planned to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women. Watch the video for more information.
Dr. Jill Jim, Navajo Nation’s Health Department director, placed on Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board
Dr. Jim, who has served the Navajo Nation for 18-years, has dedicated her career to “preventing chronic diseases and addressing healthcare and health disparities among American Indians/Alaska Natives,” according to a press release from the Biden campaign.
“Her leadership has been essential to the COVID-19 response on the Navajo Nation, as the Navajo Department of Health is authorized to respond to the declared public health emergency,” the press release said.
Digital Mi’kmaq offers free laptops to Indigenous e-learners
SYDNEY – Digital Mi’kmaq continues to find ways to help Indigenous students access e-learning in Atlantic Canada by donating over 700 laptops to Indigenous communities across the Atlantic region.
Chris Googoo, Ulnooweg’s chief operating officer, says the COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the systemic barriers Indigenous students face while accessing education.
The company first helped with personal protection equipment but as the pandemic continued they switched gears to meet the needs of online learners. And the organization listened to the communities.
Hydro One announces COVID-19 fund
Charitable organizations, municipalities, and Indigenous communities can now apply for up to $25,000 towards pandemic response efforts and initiatives that improve physical and emotional safety. Hydro One said it stands with community organizations working overtime to respond to pressing local needs along with new and urgent challenges presented by the pandemic and that’s why the new fund was launched.