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Wiichihitooyaahk – Helping One Another

MÉTIS NATION–SASKATCHEWAN COVID-19 SUPPORTS – UPDATE

Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) continues to work with the regions, governments and stakeholders to identify the most urgent needs of our citizens. Reducing the spread of the virus depends significantly on Métis citizens being fully vaccinated, rapid testing, and following the Public Health orders, physical distancing, proper hand hygiene, limited social contact and self-isolation when necessary.

We will continue working with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and other partners during the pandemic to ensure all citizens have access to vaccinations in a setting where they are comfortable.

For information on vaccination clinics, visit the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) website here, or visit our MN–S vaccine page here.

Community Supports

Supports for communities in COVID-19 lockdown continue. Food hampers are available to assist Métis families in distress due to lockdowns and self-isolation because of COVID-19 outbreaks in their communities. Regions will prioritize the delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE), rapid tests, cleaning kits and food hampers. If there is a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, please get in touch with your regional office. A list of contacts for regional offices is here. If you have any questions, please call our COVID-19 Toll Free Line at 1-833-343-8285

Self-Isolation and Travel Assistance for Hospital Care

Individuals requiring self-isolation will receive food supplies during the isolation period. Medical travel support is available to registered Métis citizens who need to travel for hospital care. For more information contact Erica Pilon, MN–S Coordinator of COVID Relief at 1-306-292-7545 or email [email protected]

Mental Wellness and Addictions Support

Culturally specific mental wellness and crisis supports are available for free to all MN–S citizens. Help is available for individuals or families and includes support related to crisis, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, addictions and anger; case assessments and coordination; gambling and digital dependency; and legal and financial counselling. Help is available in both English and French languages. Options include in-person support (where available), video conferencing, or telephone. MN–S is committed to ensuring all citizens receive the support they need in all areas of good mental wellness.

Mental wellness supports are available on these toll-free lines:

1-855-671-5638 (8 am to 4 pm central time Monday to Friday)

1-877-767-7572 (24 hr crisis line)

COVID information and updates on the MN–S Response to COVID-19 are here.

 

Métis Nation-Saskatchewan
Suite 201, 208-19th St W, Saskatoon, SK  S7M 5X8   
306-343-8285