AFN national chief says funding is much needed to continue the fight against COVID-19


Last updated 6/12/2020 at 3:25pm

Assembly of First Nations

Chief Perry Bellegarde applauds the announcement that First Nations will receive $640 million in COVID-19 funding.

OTTAWA, Ont.-Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Prime Minister's announcement of new funding to fight COVID-19 in First Nations is much needed and welcome. Increased investments in health care and specialized equipment, social assistance for First Nations families on-reserve, and new shelters for women and girls ensures First Nations have better tools to protect their citizens during this pandemic.

"Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, I have spoken directly with Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Miller about the need for increased supports for...

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