ISC Notice: Indigenous specific resources on COVID-19

Indigenous Services Canada Notice:


Good day,

We hope you’re staying healthy and safe during these difficult times.

We have recently updated our COVID-19 Indigenous Awareness Resources section on our website. This resource section includes information created for Indigenous communities in English, French and/or Indigenous languages created by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Indigenous Services Canada, and various Indigenous organizations. This page, and the numerous resources within, can be used to learn how to prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect yourself and your community. Please visit this page frequently for new and updated information.

Some of our newest COVID-19 resources are the series of animated videos, “Stop the spread of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities,” on Physical Distancing and Proper Hygiene.

- Keep it clean: Stop the spread of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities by taking steps such as washing your hands, coughing and sneezing into your arm, throwing out used tissues right away, disinfecting shared surfaces, and avoiding touching your face. This video is available in French, English, Denesuline, Eastern Ojibway, Inuktitut (North Baffin), Inuktitut (South Baffin), Mi'kmaq, Michif Cree, Michif French, Mohawk-Eastern-Dialect, Mohawk-Western-Dialect, Nunatsiavummiutut, Oji-Cree Roman, Oji-Cree Syllabics, Plains Cree, Swampy Cree and Western Ojibway: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIFBXBcxaLoXVtuiTdLqLSfcwYhjKVdDS

- Physical distancing: Stop the spread of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities by taking steps such as avoiding large gatherings and staying 6 feet away from others. This video is available in French, English, Denesuline, Eastern Ojibway, Inuktitut (North Baffin), Inuktitut (South Baffin), Mi'kmaq, Michif Cree, Michif French, Mohawk-Eastern-Dialect, Mohawk-Western-Dialect, Nunatsiavummiutut, Oji-Cree Roman, Oji-Cree Syllabics, Plains Cree, Swampy Cree and Western Ojibway: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIFBXBcxaLoWCDUmD6iUjsQgEVPavlz_l

Both of these videos are useful and important to share with communities to raise awareness on the steps we can all take, like avoiding gatherings and crowds and washing our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, to help protect yourself, your family and your community from the spread of COVID-19.

Dr. Tom Wong, the Chief Medical Officer of Public Health at Indigenous Services Canada, has also been recording valuable information on the best ways to take care of your health and well-being, and how to play your part in flattening the curve of this pandemic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS_GrvCfRP4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5A3GTKHe9s

Finally, we continue to share and promote these essential COVID-19 resources and videos on our social media channels. If you are interested in distribution this information through social media to your networks, please consider sharing and retweeting the below links on Facebook and Twitter:


https://twitter.com/GCIndigenous/status/1260638981366132736

https://www.facebook.com/310939332270090/posts/3203572569673404/

https://twitter.com/GCIndigenous/status/1258836245402324993

https://www.facebook.com/GCIndigenousHealth/videos/602336960371749/

https://twitter.com/GCIndigenous/status/1259211795832733699

https://www.facebook.com/GCIndigenousHealth/videos/173020200671034/

Thank you

Chiefs of Ontario

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