Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) approved more than $1.1 million in emergency funding to First Nations dealing with COVID-19 during the last week of December and the first week of January, Minister Patty Hajdu said in a news conference Thursday.
Kastoslote Elijah, a teen from Oneida Nation of the Thames near London, Ont., was born deaf, so online learning during the pandemic came with unique challenges. However, she remained committed to her goal of getting into post-secondary school.
For five decades Barbara Nolan has put her life into preserving Anishnaabemowin, and she was recently recognized for her efforts by the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
The total number of hospitalizations for people on First Nations due to COVID-19 has gone up by 17 since Jan. 4, while the number of active cases has nearly doubled since last week.