Edition No 10: COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous Communities May 29, 2020

From:                  Isadore Day, CEO – Bimaadzwin Inc

To:                        First Nation and Indigenous Communities

Date:                    Friday. May 29, 2020

Re:                         COVID19 Weekly Publication – Issue #010

Welcome to the tenth edition of our weekly COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous peoples. Every week, Bimaadzwin will post stories and facts that contains basic information, the latest news, and what governments are doing to address the current pandemic.

With the arrival of warmer weather, many of us are going for long walks, heading out on the land, hunting, fishing, and gathering the first edible plants of spring. If you are outside with people who are not household family members, please wear a mask and maintain at least six feet distance. As always, please respect the lock-down orders in your communities.

The simplest message is: “Stay at home. Stay in your backyard.” We are all in this together. Everyone must stay informed in order stay safe. That is our central goal and commitment for this publication. Please click on the link below for this week’s presentation:

https://issuu.com/bimaadzwin/docs/covid-fnno.10_05.28__2__002_

We look forward to your feedback, ideas, and shared information that we can help send across to First Nations across Turtle Island. We are working with various partners to ensure that the information that is being conveyed is support of First Nations as they activate Pandemic Plans and work toward reconstituting First Nation communities once the transmission of COVID19 is no longer a threat to human health.

Please contact us at hpelky@bimaadzwin.ca / 1-705-987-2505. Working together, we can, and will make it through this and be stronger as Indigenous People, families, communities, and nations.

In Health, Healing and Nationhood,

Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

CEO Bimaadzwin Inc

 

Edition Number 9: COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous Peoples — May 22, 2020

To:                        First Nations and Indigenous Communities

 From:                  Isadore Day, CEO – Bimaadzwin Inc

 Date:                    Friday. May 22, 2020

 Re:                         COVID19 Weekly Publication – Issue #009

 

Welcome to the edition Number 9 of our weekly COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous peoples. Every week, Bimaadzwin will post stories and facts that contains basic information, the latest news, and what governments are doing to address the current pandemic.

Provinces are beginning to ease restrictions and allow businesses to re-open. If you are able to go shopping, please maintain at least six feet distance from other people and wear a mask. This week, the federal government finally confirmed that you should wear a mask when out in public. As always, please respect the lock-down orders in your communities.

The simplest message is: “Stay at home. Stay in your backyard.” We are all in this together. Everyone must stay informed in order stay safe. That is our central goal and commitment for this publication. Please click on the link below for this week’s presentation:

https://issuu.com/bimaadzwin/docs/covid-fnno.9_05.21____002_

We look forward to your feedback, ideas, and shared information that we can help send across to First Nations across Turtle Island. We are working with various partners to ensure that the information that is being conveyed is support of First Nations as they activate Pandemic Plans and work toward reconstituting First Nation communities once the transmission of COVID19 is no longer a threat to human health.

Please contact us at hpelky@bimaadzwin.ca / 1-705-987-2505. Working together, we can, and will make it through this and be stronger as Indigenous People, families, communities, and nations.

In Health, Healing and Nationhood,

Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

CEO Bimaadzwin Inc

 

Edition No 8 –COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous Peoples May 15 2020

To:                        First Nations and Indigenous Communities

 From:                  Isadore Day, CEO – Bimaadzwin Inc

Date:                    Friday. May 15, 2020

 Re:                         COVID19 Weekly Publication – Issue #008

Welcome to the edition Number 8 of our weekly COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous peoples, now entering our third month of publication. Every week, Bimaadzwin will post information that contains basic information, the latest news, and what governments are doing to address the current pandemic.

The May long weekend is here and a lot of us are used to traveling and visiting friends, especially if they have a boat dock, cottage or campsite. However, there are restrictions in place so please check to see if your provincial parks are open. National parks are still closed until June 1st. Please respect the lock-down orders in your communities.

The simplest message is: “Stay at home. Stay in your backyard.” We are all in this together. Everyone must stay informed in order stay safe. That is our central goal and commitment for this publication. Please click on the link below for this week’s presentation:

https://issuu.com/home/published/covid-fn_no.8__05.14___002_

We look forward to your feedback, ideas, and shared information that we can help send across to First Nations across Turtle Island. We are working with various partners to ensure that the information that is being conveyed is support of First Nations as they activate Pandemic Plans and work toward reconstituting First Nation communities once the transmission of COVID19 is no longer a threat to human health.

Please contact us at hpelky@bimaadzwin.ca / 1-705-987-2505. Working together, we can, and will make it through this and be stronger as Indigenous People, families, communities, and nations.

In Health, Healing and Nationhood,

Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

CEO Bimaadzwin Inc

 

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 7 For First Nations and Indigenous Peoples — Bring in the Spring!

To:                        First Nations and Indigenous Communities

From:                  Isadore Day, CEO – Bimaadzwin Inc

Date:                    Thursday, May 7, 2020

 Re:                         COVID19 Weekly Publication – Issue #007

Welcome to the edition Number 7 of our weekly COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous peoples, now entering our third month of publication. Every week, Bimaadzwin will post information that contains basic information, the latest news, and what governments are doing to address the current pandemic.

With the arrival of warmer weather, all of us, especially children, want to go outdoors to walk, exercise and play. As always, the experts are telling us to enjoy the fresh but please maintain social distancing and wear a mask if you are close to others, especially when shopping.  Please respect the lock-down orders in your communities. If you do go to a local town for shopping, this is why you must wear a mask and wash your hands. Do not bring the COVID-19 virus into your community.

The simplest message is: “Stay at home.” We are all in this together. Everyone must stay informed in order stay safe. That is our central goal and commitment for this publication. Please click on the link below for this week’s presentation:

https://issuu.com/home/published/covid-fnno.7_05.07___002_

We look forward to your feedback, ideas, and shared information that we can help send across to First Nations across Turtle Island. We are working with various partners to ensure that the information that is being conveyed is support of First Nations as they activate Pandemic Plans and work toward reconstituting First Nation communities once the transmission of COVID19 is no longer a threat to human health.

Please contact us at hpelky@bimaadzwin.ca / 1-705-987-2505. Working together, we can, and will make it through this and be stronger as Indigenous People, families, communities, and nations.

In Health, Healing and Nationhood,

Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

CEO Bimaadzwin Inc

 

Edition No. 6 COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous Peoples

To:                        First Nations and Indigenous Communities

 From:                  Isadore Day, CEO – Bimaadzwin Inc

 Date:                    Thursday, April 30, 2020

 Re:                         COVID19 Weekly Publication – Issue #006

Welcome to the edition Number 6 of our weekly COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous peoples. Every week, Bimaadzwin will post information that contains basic information, the latest news, and what governments are doing to address the current pandemic.

This week it was announced that a number of provinces such as Quebec, New Brunswick, and Manitoba plan to begin re-opening more businesses and allowing more people to go back to work as soon as this Monday. However, many First Nation communities still plan to maintain lock-downs and restricted travel. Please listen to your First Nation authorities.

The simplest message is: “Stay at home.” We are all in this together. Everyone must stay informed in order stay safe. That is our central goal and commitment for this publication. Please click on the link below for this week’s presentation:

https://issuu.com/bimaadzwin/docs/covid-fnno.6_04.30___1_

We look forward to your feedback, ideas, and shared information that we can help send across to First Nations across Turtle Island. We are working with various partners to ensure that the information that is being conveyed is support of First Nations as they activate Pandemic Plans and work toward reconstituting First Nation communities once the transmission of COVID19 is no longer a threat to human health.

Please contact us at hpelky@bimaadzwin.ca / 1-705-987-2505. Working together, we can, and will make it through this and be stronger as Indigenous People, families, communities, and nations.

In Health, Healing and Nationhood,

Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

CEO Bimaadzwin Inc

 

Edition No. 5 — COVID-19 Information for First Nation and Indigenous Communities

To:                        First Nations and Indigenous Communities

From:                  Isadore Day, CEO – Bimaadzwin Inc

 Date:                    Thursday, April 23, 2020

 Re:                         COVID19 Weekly Publication – Issue #005

Welcome to the edition number 5 of our weekly COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous peoples. Every week, Bimaadzwin will post information that contains basic information, the latest news, and what governments are doing to address the current pandemic.

This morning we have been informed that Gull Bay First Nation has six confirmed cases of COVID-19 and that there may be more. Bimaadzwin has already connected Gull Bay with www.conquercovid19.ca who will supply donated masks and sanitizer that are much needed in the community. This is a stark reminder that people must continue to self isolate and disinfect when they do have to leave their homes.

The simplest message is: “Stay at home.” We are all in this together. Everyone must stay informed in order stay safe. That is our central goal and commitment for this publication. Please click on the link below for this week’s presentation:

https://issuu.com/bimaadzwin/docs/covid-fnno.5_04.23_

Please sign the petition below to urge the federal government to provide the necessary funding and resources so First Nation and Indigenous communities are fully equipped to combat COVID-19:

https://www.change.org/p/prime-minister-trudeau-more-resources-for-covid-19-for-indigenous-communities-urgently-needed?recruiter=945662399&recruited_by_id=e3681c10-501f-11e9-83a6-7bf1b129e0b4

We look forward to your feedback, ideas, and shared information that we can help send across to First Nations across Turtle Island. We are working with various partners to ensure that the information that is being conveyed is support of First Nations as they activate Pandemic Plans and work toward reconstituting First Nation communities once the transmission of COVID19 is no longer a threat to human health.

Please contact us at hpelky@bimaadzwin.ca / 1-705-987-2505. Working together, we can, and will make it through this and be stronger as Indigenous People, families, communities, and nations.

In Health, Healing and Nationhood,

Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

CEO Bimaadzwin Inc

Fourth Edition: COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous Peoples

Welcome to the fourth edition of our weekly COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous peoples.  Every week, Bimaadzwin will post information that contains basic information, the latest news, and what governments are doing to address the current pandemic. We believe any information is critical and needed.

Canadians are beginning to realize that Indigenous peoples are once again receiving far less funding and support to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The $215 million in funding for 633 First Nation communities, which is further delayed by having to submit applications to the federal government, amounts to less than one per cent of the $82 billion that has been allocated for mainstream Canadians.

There are now a growing number of COVID-19 cases in First Nation and Inuit communities – over 40 as of April 15th. Many of these communities do not have the medical supports in place to treat the victims and protect those who are healthy.

As a result, there is an online petition requesting that the federal government immediately provide the necessary funds and supports for all Indigenous communities. You can sign the petition at this link:

https://www.change.org/p/prime-minister-trudeau-more-resources-for-covid-19-for-indigenous-communities-urgently-needed?recruiter=945662399&recruited_by_id=e3681c10-501f-11e9-83a6-7bf1b129e0b4

The simplest message is: “Stay at home.” We are all in this together. Everyone must stay informed in order stay safe. That is our central goal and commitment for this publication. Please click on the link below for this week’s presentation:

https://issuu.com/bimaadzwin/docs/covid-fn_issue_no.4__04.16_

We look forward to your feedback, ideas, and shared information that we can help send across to First Nations across Turtle Island.

Please contact us at hpelky@bimaadzwin.ca / 1-705-987-2505. Working together, we can, and will make it through this and be stronger as Indigenous People, families, communities, and nations.

In Health, Healing and Nationhood,

Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini CEO Bimaadzwin Inc

COVID Stay Home Message

Third Edition of COVID-19 Information for First Nations — April 7

First Nations and Indigenous Communities

 From:                  Isadore Day, CEO – Bimaadzwin Inc

 Date:                    Thursday, April 9 2020

 Re:                         COVID19 Weekly Publication – Edition #3

COVID-19 has increasingly become the most critical health emergency for First Nations in modern time. In this edition, we are reporting that there are increased infections in our communities, across certain regions in the country, with one recent fatality.

The current pandemic plans in First Nations are in large part developed, although there appear to be several dozen in Ontario alone with no plans at the present. Communities have either government-templated plans or plans being developed by the First Nation and their health teams.

“Stay at home.” We are all in this together.  Everyone must stay informed in order stay safe.  That remains our central goal and commitment as we expedite this publication.

Please click the link for this week’s publication:

https://issuu.com/bimaadzwin/docs/covid-fnno.3_04.09__980ea1ebb198ec

We look forward to your feedback, ideas, and shared information that we can help send across to First Nations across Turtle Island.

We are working with various partners to ensure that the information being conveyed is in support of First Nations as they activate Pandemic Plans and work toward reconstituting First Nation communities once the transmission of COVID19 is no longer a threat to human health.

Implementing strategies, business continuity, and re-focusing efforts to meet the needs of our local First Nation communities is the focus of our efforts. We look forward to this publication evolving based on your specific approaches and will open up dialogue in next week’s issue.

Please contact us at hpelky@bimaadzwin.ca / 1-705-987-2505. Working together, we can, and will make it through this and be stronger as Indigenous People, families, communities, and Nations.

 In Health, Healing and Nationhood,

Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

CEO Bimaadzwin Inc