As of May 20th, approximately 217,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to First Nations communities and urban Indigenous people throughout Ontario.
90,000 vaccines have been completed within First Nations communities.
52,000 first doses have been administered.
38,000 second doses have been administered.
Another 10,000 doses are scheduled to be administered this month.
74 communities are currently in progress of their first and second doses.
59 communities have fully completed second doses.
Recently, the Pfizer vaccine was approved for children ages 12 and up. Some First Nation communities have begun to schedule vaccine clinics for this age category!
Please remember to continue following all public health measures, even after receiving your COVID-19 vaccine.
Read the COO full report here:
APS provides effective, efficient, proud, trustworthy and accountable service to ensure Anishinabek residents and visitors are safe and healthy while respecting traditional cultural values including the protection of inherent rights and freedoms on our traditional territory.
Marc LeSage, Acting Police Chief for the Anishinabek Police Service provides an update for the 2019-2020 annual report. Read more:
Frontline Officer – Constable – Magnetawan First Nation
The Constable – provides general law enforcement in all member communities. The Constable – General Law Enforcement ensures that tasks assigned by the Deputy Police Chief are complied with and that accountability is provided to not only the Police Chief but all staff members of the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) and the member First Nations maintaining the intent of the APS Mission Statement
For more details and application deadline:
COVID-19 OUTBREAK – Henvey Inlet First Nation
Chief McQuabbie has informed us that their community has a COVID-19 outbreak and are in lockdown.
We urge you to please stay at home and keep our community safe!
The province-wide shutdown and stay at home order that began on April 8 due to the alarming surge in case numbers and record high hospitalizations is serious!
“First Nations tend to be a lagging indicator, meaning that once cases begin to surge in Ontario cities, First Nations cases begin to rise a few weeks later.”
If you have been vaccinated it does not mean you are in the clear. You can still get COVID-19 and or pass it on.
This is too close to home PLEASE abide by the stay-at-home rules.
Only leave home for essential purposes: food, health care, exercise, or work.
Protect your family, friends, community, and help keep our Sister First Nation safe!
This series of online forums/virtual town halls will provide opportunities to learn about Anishinaabe Governance and what our own governance system and laws can mean for future generations of Anishinabek.
The Governance Summit Series:
- April 29 – Foundations of Anishinaabe Governance
- May 27 – Relationships: Structures, Roles & Responsibilities
- June 24 – E-Dbendaagzijig Naaknigewin: Citizenship & Belonging
- July 22 – Leadership, Decision-Making & Accountability
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
Registration is reserved, exclusively to:
- Citizens of the 39 Anishinabek Nation-affiliated First Nations.
- Citizens of those First Nations who have successfully ratified and are implementing Anishinaabe Governance.
- Chiefs and Councillors.
Space is limited. Please register here today!
The future of the Indigenous Studies Program as well as the approximately 140 students who were registered in the Indigenous Studies program at the University of Sudbury is in jeopardy.
The Anishinabek Nation Leadership Council has identified this as an opportunity for the Anishinabek Educational Institute (AEI) or other bodies or partnerships to explore securing the University of Sudbury Charter, which has been made available to Indigenous communities in order to ensure the continuation of the Indigenous Studies Program.