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How decolonizing public health has helped Indigenous communities control COVID-19 – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202028 Views

September 21, 2020

On the Siksika First Nation, east of Calgary, about 4,000 on-reserve nation members have been adjusting to a new normal under COVID-19.  There are screening stations at the entrance of all public buildings and a drive-thru testing is open daily between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

“We’re a higher risk population,” said Sisksika Chief Ouray Crowfoot.

“Because of our demographic, we knew we had to test and contact trace a lot more extensively.”

The nation had an outbreak over the summer, but thanks to fast action and the use of 19 trailers renovated to host those who needed to isolate, the outbreak was limited to just 31 cases.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7349368/decolonizing-public-health-indigenous-communities-coronavirus/

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