Three First Nations residents test positive for COVID-19
On Wednesday, Fisher River Health Services was notified of an individual of the community who had become symptomatic the previous day. The individual received a COVID-19 test at the Percy E. Moore Hospital in Hodgson, Man., where the results returned positive. The test has been sent to the provincial public health laboratory for confirmation and the individual is in stable condition and is self-isolating, said Chief David Crate in the post.
Fisher River, Peguis tests show first probable COVID-19 cases on Manitoba First Nations
“Leadership reminds community members that our team has been preparing for this situation and we are implementing the safest action plan to help limit the spread of COVID-19,” Peguis Public Health and the community’s leadership said in a statement.
COVID-19 prompts use of Joyce Lake Rec Site for small First Nations events
The CSRD noted in a news release that as COVID-19 has affected the ability of First Nations to host traditional gatherings, the regional district has worked with the province to accommodate the communities for smaller-scale events. These will be family gatherings with a focus on land healing and traditional knowledge sharing.
The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council will be hosting a traditional and cultural camp for Secwepemc Nation members at the recreation site from Monday, Sept. 14 to Friday, Oct. 2.
Brazil Indigenous group celebrates 6 months without COVID-19
“We didn’t go to the city, we didn’t go to other villages. We remained in quarantine. We got through, we are still getting through,” said Sérgio Muxi Tembé, the leader of the Tekohow village. “We are doing a small commemoration because of that, and it’s because of that we are happy that today we do not have any cases.”
Indigenous issues lead U of M’s fall books
University of Manitoba Press is doubling down on its focus on Indigenous issues with its fall catalogue.
Dammed: The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory, by Brittany Luby, examines the development of hydroelectric power in the Lake of the Woods area in the postwar years. Luby, a historian at the University of Guelph, looks at the effects of dams on Anishinaabe communities, including the ability to fish and gather wild rice.