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Donations from Giant Tiger – May 4, 2020

Donations from Giant Tiger – May 4, 2020

The Lac La Ronge Indian Band wishes to thank the organizations that continue to provide donations for band members experiencing difficulties during this unprecedented time, COVID-19. Giant Tiger gives donations of clothing; they had also previously donated 750 loaves of bread to LLRIB. We are very grateful for all donations!!!
The clothing will be distributed to families later this week along with some packages of activity kits for children which were donated by the Keethanow Gas Bar. Some of the items will also be donated to the LLRIB Health Services, pre-natal program.

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May 2, 2020 – Public Notice: Due to the COVID – 19 outbreaks within the northern region of Saskatchewan

Public Notice

May 2, 2020

Click Link to Print PDF – May 2, 2020 Public Notice

Due to the COVID – 19 outbreaks within the northern region of Saskatchewan, including the Prince Albert Victoria Union Hospital, La Loche and Beauval areas:

Effective immediately, the Lac La Ronge Indian Band Emergency Control Group (LLRIB ECG) is Mandating that, any persons who have been to any of these areas or who are returning to the community from out of province, Self-Isolate for 14 days.

This mandate is being implemented to limit the spread of COVID – 19 through possible community transmission.

We understand that during these difficult times, the information is sometimes overwhelming but it is in the best interest of all of our communities that we limit outside exposure and travel only when it is necessary to do so.

If you have traveled to any of these areas and are experiencing symptoms such as:
• Fever
• New or sudden cough
• Shortness of breath

To speak to a Registered Nurse and complete an assessment for a referral to be tested, Contact 811 or Jeannie Bird Clinic Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (306) 425-1720.

Kevin Roberts
Communications Coordinator
LLRIB ECG

Josephine Greyeyes
Emergency Response Coordinator
LLRIB ECG

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April 29, 2020 CHIEF AND COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENT

April 29, 2020 CHIEF AND COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENT

On the recommendation of the LLRIB Election Tribunal, Chief and Council have set new dates for the 2020 LLRIB Chief and Council Elections: MAY 11-26, 2020

• May 11-25, 2020 electronic voting open to all LLRIB members;
• May 25, 2020 polling stations in Stanley Mission and Lac La Ronge/Kitsaki; and
• May 26, 2020 polling stations in all communities which shall include:

1) Electoral Section 1- Little Red River Reserve #106C and #106D;
2) Electoral Section 2 – Grandmother’s Bay Reserve #219;
3) Electoral Section 3 – Morin Lake Reserve #217;
4) Electoral Section 4 – Sucker River Reserve #156C;
5) Electoral Section 5 – Stanley Mission Reserve #157;
6) Electoral Section 6 – Lac La Ronge Reserve #156 and Kitsaki Reserve #156B;
7) the community of Brabant Lake and the community of Pinehouse;
8) the urban centres of Prince Albert and Saskatoon.

In an effort to support social and physical distancing requirements that we are all following, this Election will also provide for electronic voting, in addition to regular polls.

To avoid any gap in governance during the election period, Chief and Council have also extended the current term of Council until May 26, 2020. As is the usual practice during an election period, Chief and Council will officially vacate the office on April 30, 2020, for the duration of the election.

The Election Tribunal recommended that certain provisions be met or exceeded in order to safely hold the 2020 Election, and should any of those requirements change, or should Council, on the advice and recommendations from health experts, decide that it is no longer safe to hold the Election, they may postpone the Election and resume office, until such time as it is safe to hold the Election.
More information about voting options and the Election will be circulated shortly. We thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate these uncertain times.

For further information, please contact:
Milt Burns, Electoral Officer at 306-222-1478 or election2020@llrib.ca

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LLRIB: Thank you to Chris Stoicheff and Huawei Smart Phones on the delivery of 3000 masks

Lac La Ronge Indian Band, would like to take this opportunity to send a huge thank you to Chris Stoicheff and Huawei Smart Phones on the delivery of 3000 masks! As we are all aware there is a global storage on Personal Protective Equipment and Huawei was able to procure these masks and have very generously donated to Lac La Ronge Indian Band!

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@Huawei_Canada and @ChrisStoicheff for Twitter

@Huawei Canada Company @Chris Stoicheff for Facebook.

REMINDER 24-hour NOTICE is required to enter the communities of Hall Lake, Sikachu & Clam Bridge

REMINDER

24-hour NOTICE is required to enter the communities of Hall Lake, Sikachu & Clam Bridge.

Please call Security Supervisor Chelsey at 425-0311, if you are from out of town

This is for Essential Services and Non-Residents

Chelsey McKenzie
Security Supervisor in Support Services
chelsey.mckenzie@llrib.ca
306-425-0311

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LLRIB’s Got Talent 2020 – Deadline May 8, 2020

LLRIB’s Got Talent 2020


Leonard Roberts – Community Navigator
(Lac La Ronge, Sucker River, Hall Lake, & Little Red River)
leonard.roberts@llrib.ca
Office 306-425-2183
Toll Free 1-800-567-7736
Cell 306-420-8545

Cora Roberts – Community Navigator
(Stanley Mission & Grandmother’s Bay)
coraroberts90@yahoo.ca
Office 306-635-2115
Toll Free 1-888-391-1181
Cell 306-981-4049

April 15, 2020 Re: COVID 19 Update – LLRIB Emergency Control Group

April 15, 2020

Re: COVID 19 Update – LLRIB Emergency Control Group

The LLRIB Emergency Control Group is asking for your understanding and cooperation to address travel concerns in regards to the COVID 19 pandemic.

In addition to the road monitoring in our communities, we are asking our community members to respect and adhere to the following:

  • Travel out of the community should be for emergency or medical-related purposes only
  • Remember that when travelling south that the case numbers are growing everyday and to stay vigilant on hand washing and limiting your exposure

We are attempting to put guidelines in place to minimize any possible community transmission of the virus. The reality is, that if our members do not follow the advice and COVID -19 does infiltrate our communities we do not have the necessary resources such as nurses, doctors and oxygen therapy supplies that would be needed to manage such an outbreak. Think of the people in your family and community that would not have the immunity to fight this virus. The most vulnerable are those who are immuno-compromised, have underlying health conditions and our Elders. Each individual person must do their part in infection control practices and prevention of the spread of COVID – 19.

Information kits have been provided to the Road Monitoring sites to educate members and encourage the recommendations be adhered to.

Again, as a reminder, please wash your hands frequently with soap and water as it is best prevention for transmitting the spread of the COVID 19 virus. Use hand sanitizer only in a public place and where soap and water are not accessible.

In addition we strongly encourage you to continue practicing “social distancing” by limiting all forms of social interactions. This means avoiding all forms of social gatherings such as house parties, card games, home bingos, etc. The importance of social distancing cannot be emphasized enough and is a serious and urgent matter to adhere to. As a group we can make recommendations but each person has a responsibility to protect our communities.

Again, as a collective group, we want to assure the LLRIB membership that we are working very hard on your behalf during this challenging and unprecedented time.

Respectfully,

Josephine Greyeyes/LLRIB Emergency Response Team

 

NITHA – Re: Upcoming Holiday Long Weekend – High Risk of COVID-19 Transmission at Family/Mass Gatherings

Click Link to Print/View PDF – MHO Memo to Chief and Council_COVID-19_9Apr20

April 9, 2020

To: Chief and Council

Northern First Nations Communities
From: Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka, Medical Health Officer, Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA)

Re: Upcoming Holiday Long Weekend – High Risk of COVID-19 Transmission at Family/Mass Gatherings

Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA) public health officials are concerned about the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks in communities during holiday gatherings, meals and religious observances. We have been informed that some communities are planning to host derbies during the upcoming holiday.

I humbly ask Chief & Councils, community leaders and our partners to work with NITHA to restrict in-person holiday gatherings over the weekend. So far, the collective efforts of individuals, families and communities to delay and prevent the spread of COVID-19 are working. Thank you for your impressive efforts. Unfortunately, our efforts to control the spread of COVID 19 must remain in-place (even over the holiday weekend) to be effective.

COVID-19 spreads rapidly during gatherings and does not “take a break” during special occasions. In Newfoundland, hundreds of people contracted COVID-19 and two people died so far after attending a funeral. A similar story in Seattle during a choir practice where nobody had symptoms. There could be undiscovered cases in your community right now who do not even know they are sick. Everyone must behave as if COVID-19 is already circulating in the community.

We want to ensure you do not experience a COVID-19 outbreak in your community because of gathering over the weekend. The most recent public health order restricts gatherings to no more than 10 people in one room, unless they reside in the same home. Here are some suggestions to comply with this order and protect your community from an outbreak. These strategies limit physical connection while maintaining social, mental, emotional and spiritual connection:
• Restrict in-person holiday gatherings to only people living in the same home. We especially recommend restricting visitors from outside your community.
• Consider a virtual gathering or religious service or make phone calls to family.
• Deliver extra food to Elders or families in-need but do not visit or make in-person contact.
• Practice handwashing, environmental cleaning, physical distancing at every possible opportunity.
• Work with knowledge keepers to reduce the risk of exposure during spring ceremonies.

This is an unprecedented time for everyone. Some may feel distressed and overwhelmed with physical distancing specifically around celebration times. It’s important to follow the precautionary measures in the Public Health Order, but we must also focus on overall well-being and self-care.

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Please be reminded of the available mental health counseling eligible through:
Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Mental Health Counselling Benefit. Additional information is available on: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1576441552462/1576441618847 or by directly contacting NIHB Saskatchewan Regional Office: 1-866-885-3933.

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310 or the on-line chat at hopeforwellness.ca. It’s toll-free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

FOR MORE COVID-19 RELATED INFORMATION
• Questions and requests related to COVID-19 should be sent to our generic email address at nithaeoc@nitha.com to allow our team to provide you with a coordinated and timely response.
• General information on COVID-19 and provincial resources can be found at:
www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus and www.canada.ca/coronavirus.
• Individuals who are concerned about symptoms or risks related to COVID-19 should call Healthline 811 or the community health center or use the online self-assessment tool found here https://public.ehealthsask.ca/sites/COVID-19/

We encourage you and your community health team to continue to participate in the weekly NITHA COVID19 Working Group Meetings held on Tuesdays 10:00am – 11:00am and Information Sessions offered jointly with FNIH-ISC on Thursday afternoons at 2:00pm – 3:00pm.

Attached are some social media materials to help you share these messages widely among your network. – http://llrib.com/long-weekend-stay-home/ 

Respectfully,
Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka
Medical Health Officer
Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority

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