Alberta First Nations leaders frustrated by delay in vaccine rollout – CBC

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Alberta First Nations leaders frustrated by delay in vaccine rollout – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202134 Views

‘Again we are left behind and not a priority,’ Piikani Nation medical director says

Jan 19, 2021

Alberta First Nations leaders say they are frustrated with the way the province is handling COVID-19 vaccine distribution after the government paused the rollout of first doses until supply is restocked.

“The province continues to make unilateral decisions on First Nations health with questionable First Nation involvement. How many times must it be said that sovereign First Nations must be involved in the decisions that affect them?” Assembly of First Nations Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras said Monday.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-first-nations-respond-to-delay-in-vaccine-rollout-1.5878325

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