Covid-19 And Indigenous Communities: Family Conversations

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The Yellowhead Institute has compiled advice from Dr. Alika Lafontaine, an Oji-Cree-Poly award-winning physician, to facilitate discussion and conversation with families in Indigenous communities. The brief focuses on protecting Elders and on communicating methods and reasons for self-isolation, within a context of cultural understanding through the COVID-19 pandemic. Information applies to Indigenous families and communities. 

Download the 3 page PDF brief or read the content on the site page.

    How to use this resource:

    • Discuss the tone and content of the brief. How is it designed to make family conversations easier for individuals and groups?

    • Consider how the information has been distilled and whether content could be added as pertains to local population.

    • Use the tools and ideas to incorporate cultural understanding in conversations with Indigenous families and communities around COVID-19. 

    • Follow the link on the site for more Indigenous-Specific COVID-19 Resources. Explore the extensive content there.