COVID-19 Resources and Supports from Indigenous Scholars, Faculty and Students

Indigenous scholars, faculty and students at UM are making important contributions to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. This includes grant-funded research, student contributions, advice on staying safe, information how COVID-19 affects Indigenous communities, and ways we can care for our spirits during this difficult time. The following are some of the articles and resources about and from Indigenous scholars, faculty and students. If there are other resources that should be added to this list, please email Indigenous.Engagement@umanitoba.ca

Research Grants and Partnerships
Indigenous-Led Countermeasures to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other Pandemics Then, Now, and Into the Future.
KITATIPITHITAMAK MITHWAYAWIN

Cree-speaking raven puppet gives COVID-19 health information
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/covid-health-information-cree-raven-1.5528099
https://news.umanitoba.ca/cbc-cree-speaking-raven-puppet-gives-covid-19-health-information/

COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding for studies in Indigenous populations
https://news.umanitoba.ca/covid-19-rapid-response-program-funding-for-studies-in-indigenous-populations/

U of M receives $1M for COVID-19 projects: Researchers to visit Indigenous communities to learn about coronavirus preparations, experiences during past outbreaks
https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/u-of-m-receives-1m-for-covid-19-projects-568578232.html

Student Contributions
Rady students step up to help with COVID-19 response in Manitoba
https://news.umanitoba.ca/rady-students-help-with-covid-19-response/

Advice on Staying Safe
Social distancing key to fight against COVID-19
https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/metro/Social-distancing-key-to-fight-against-COVID-19-569252701.html
https://www.facebook.com/marcia.j.anderson12/videos/2317219028380406

How to practice physical distancing when you have kids (Global News)
https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/how-to-practice-physical-distancing-when-you-have-kids-1.4878031

First Nations-specific COVID-19 data
https://www.facebook.com/marcia.j.anderson12/videos/2322965554472420

Answering kids’ questions about COVID-19
https://www.facebook.com/marcia.j.anderson12/videos/2324839590951683

Safety tips for COVID-19
https://www.facebook.com/marcia.j.anderson12/videos/2322121467890162

Spiritual Care
Taking care of our spirits through ceremonial/spiritual practices during pandemic
https://www.facebook.com/marcia.j.anderson12/videos/2318393771596265

How COVID-19 Affects Indigenous Communities
Industry puts First Nations at risk: Work must stop on energy, mining projects
https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/industry-puts-first-nations-at-risk-569376002.html?fbclid=IwAR1WBoCepGNzi1gZGV0KN_r5rPtA71ahXOFbRaNdrz02MjKESN-WQcbbgng

Protecting elders means protecting history: Those most at risk of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities are keepers of treasured knowledge
https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/protecting-elders-means-protecting-history-569118422.html?fbclid=IwAR3aggoqAoNce00buRK-iwYmEKUWZW7Sj8Yqsd_9WO4A8W3AD1UbPoyv67w

Are masks helpful for preventing COVID-19 in the community?
https://www.facebook.com/marcia.j.anderson12/videos/2328854300550212 (video)
https://northendmc.wordpress.com/2020/03/23/marcia-anderson-are-masks-helpful-for-preventing-covid-19-in-the-community/