Covid-19 Daily News Digest – October 4, 2020
Garden project in Six Nations connects youth with land and each other
“Food is a part of our identity,” said Miller.
“I wanted to create a youth-oriented project so that kids have the option to be more outside and to learn where they come from and gain a sense of identity.”
The program is open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, which Denise Miller said is a chance to build better relationships with each other.
Indigenous business owners call on major retailers to pledge more shelf space
Along with 20 other Indigenous women business owners and entrepreneurs, Hogan is calling on major retailers to pledge 15 per cent of their shelf space to Indigenous owned businesses.
“Our Indigenous population is not necessarily represented, certainly not in the B.C. retail space, but also in the many industries,” she said. “So how do we encourage and support retailers to make that shift and support small businesses?”
Three reported COVID-19 cases related to Winnipeg trip
Staff with the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority say the three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Sioux Lookout area reported this week are in Sandy Lake First Nation, and they recently returned from the Winnipeg area.
“The travel was to Winnipeg,” said Dr. John Guilfoyle with SLFNHA. “Three of the family members have been identified as being positive. They are all doing well, and we are working with the community to get out ahead of this.”
Manitoba photo campaign honours lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women
“I want people to see that these are real people and their family matters to them and they still continue to grieve and to mourn the loss of a loved one. It’s not something one forgets. It stays with you forever,” said Manitoba Moon Voices co-chair Thelma Morrisseau.
She said going through the experience as a family has put her in a position to help others. She reaches out to family members who have lost their loved ones to violence and has been making and sending personalized bracelets to women across the country.