First Nations COVID-19 Response with Marc Miller, Federal Minister of Indigenous Services

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By Perry Bellegarde, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations, Perry Bellegarde, National Chief, and Assembly of First Nations. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada is National Chief Perry Bellegarde's guest on this latest COVID-19 edition of the Ahkameyimok Podcast.

In this in-depth interview on the many aspects of the Federal government's COVID-19 response with regards to First Nations, National Chief Bellegarde questions the Federal Minister responsible about speed and access to COVID testing for First Nations, why some provincial governments are begining to lift the pandemic lockdown despite rising COVID numbers in First Nations communities, the economic impact on First Nations, what is being done to ensure that this moment includes equal access to health and other government services for First Nations people and to make sure this continues after the pandemic ends.

Marc Miller has been the Minister of Indigenous Services Canada since Nov. 2019. He was first elected to Parliament in 2015, representing the Montreal constituency of Ville Marie.

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 by David McGuffin of Explore Podcast Productions. davidrcmcguffin@gmail.com

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