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Coronavirus: Volunteers ship 1.5 million PPE to Indigenous communities across Canada

CA, 22 Feb 2021
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 200 on-reserve First Nations people have died from the virus.

While Indigenous communities do their best to protect their Elders and Knowledge Keepers, creating a stockpile of PPE has been a challenge even with support from the federal government.

A grassroots organization based out of Ottawa has shipped more than 1.5 million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks to Indigenous communities in provinces across Canada, highlighting the need for additional supports in remote parts of the country.

Morganne Campbell has more.

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7654012/coronavirus-indigenous-ppe-shortages/

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