COVID-19: Supporting Indigenous People

The recommendations and resources listed on our website apply to everyone in the Thunder Bay District Health Unit catchment area. Indigenous people may benefit from accessing additional information from Indigenous organizations that are supporting community members in urban, rural, and remote areas in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Promoting Well-being

We acknowledge the importance of Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, and being in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to general information on COVID-19 and Mental Health, Indigenous people may be interested in culturally-relevant resources on promoting well-being throughout this difficult time. 

 

First Nation Communities

Accessing Testing

People residing in areas that are not close to a Thunder Bay or District Assessment Centre are advised to call their local nursing station, band office or the Thunder Bay District Health Unit directly for the latest information about COVID-19 testing.

Equipment & Supplies

Ontario Health North has established a regional supply chain table to support the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and critical supplies. Various providers are being prioritized, including First Nation communities and Indigenous health centres. 

COVID-19 Data

To view the status of cases in the Thunder Bay District Health Unit catchment area, including First Nation communities, please visit the Current COVID-19 Data webpage. This page also provides links to sources of COVID-19 epidemiological data that can be used to monitor trends provincially and nationally, including Indigenous Services Canada and the Yellowhead Institute.

Guidance and Resources

 

Resources Translated Into Indigenous Languages

See the topic areas below to find resources that have been translated into different Indigenous languages.

Last Updated: 15/10/2020