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As COVID-19 cases and support rise, so do misunderstandings and distrust

 

Last updated 2/2/2021 at 1:30pm

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In some towns near reserves, Indigenous citizens are being turned away from businesses because of COVID-19 fears.

WINNIPEG, Man.-As the number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations continues to rise, Indigenous Services Canada is investing $1.2 billion in additional support to address ongoing public health responses in Indigenous communities.

As of mid January, 5,442 active cases were reported in First Nations.

"First Nations, Inuit, and Métis have worked diligently to prevent, respond and control the spread of the virus in their communities. We acknowledge their strength and resilience, and the hard work they continue to put into leading their communities to safety," said Indigenous Services Mini...



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