Beloved Edmonton elder who dispensed ‘culture as medicine’ dies of COVID-19 – CBC

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Beloved Edmonton elder who dispensed ‘culture as medicine’ dies of COVID-19 – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 202138 Views

Sep 01, 2021

‘She knew her path in the world. She wanted to keep our culture alive’

An Edmonton elder and knowledge keeper dedicated to keeping Cree traditions alive for the next generation has died from complications of COVID-19.

Relatives of Roxanne Tootoosis say she died alone at home Sunday, less than a week after falling ill with the disease. She was 60.

Tootoosis had called Alberta Health Link on Friday night and was advised by a nurse that she wasn’t sick enough to seek care in hospital, according to her daughter Niska Chyan Napoleon.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-elder-tootoosis-covid-death-1.6161081

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