Indigenous Services eyeing Canadian trial of antiviral drug that could prevent COVID-19

Indigenous Services Canada is watching for the results of the world’s first trial to determine whether an antiviral medication developed in Japan could be used to prevent COVID-19, according to a letter... Read more »

Getting cut off safe supply prescription was like a ‘slap in the face,’ says Vancouver woman

Melissa Steinhauer left a Vancouver medical clinic crying happy tears when she was given a prescription for a “safe supply” of opiates, which have been made more widely available in B.C. due... Read more »

Over 450 Indigenous COVID-19 cases across Canada and 7 deaths, reports Yellowhead Institute

There are at least 465 Indigenous COVID-19 cases across 42 communities and seven virus-related deaths, far above what is reported by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), according to a report released Tuesday by the... Read more »

COVID-19 risk to Indigenous communities will rise when provinces ease lockdowns, says federal official

Indigenous communities will face elevated risks of COVID-19 infections once provinces and urban centres begin easing lockdown restrictions, says a top official with the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. COVID-19 rates in... Read more »

Curfews, lockdowns, and checkpoints: How First Nations are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic

While the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases in First Nations across the country, some communities have issued lockdowns, erected checkpoints, and implemented curfews to curb the spread of the pandemic. The... Read more »

Number of COVID-19 cases reported in Indigenous communities more than doubles

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities across the country has more than doubled since last week, according to Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). Last Thursday, ISC reported 15 cases. As... Read more »