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As First Nations children return to the classroom, what are the best ways to protect them from the COVID-19 pandemic. Marion Crowe, CEO of the First Nations Health Managers Association, joins National Chief Bellegarde to discuss best practices for Chiefs, Councils, Health managers, School boards, parents and children for "back to school." She also provides the latest update on the numbers of COVID-19 among First Nations, overall the trend is a good one, but she warns of the coming second wave this fall, "COVID 2 plus the Flu." And she introduces a vital new health tool for First Nations: Info-Point is a help-line First Nations Health Managers can call if they have questions or are searching for reliable, credible resources around COVID-19.
Marion Crowe is a proud member of Piapot First Nation, Treaty 4 Territory in southern Saskatchewan and is the Chief Executive officer of the First Nations Health Managers Association. She also sits on the board of directors of the Ottawa Hospital.
A special thanks goes out to the Red Dog Singers of Treaty 4 territory in Saskatchewan for providing the theme music for this podcast.
The Ahkameyimok Podcast is produced in Ottawa by David McGuffin of Explore Podcast Productions.