Johl Whiteduck Ringuette from the article Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day during COVID-19
TVO.org speaks with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people from across Ontario about what the day means to them — and how they’ll be marking it during the pandemic.
an election polling station behind plastic from the article How COVID-19 is creating big problems for elections in First Nations 
Some elections have already been held. Others are upcoming. And that has many communities concerned about the coronavirus, safety, and possible governance gaps.
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woman at podium from the article How government inaction on MMIWG could harm Indigenous women
The federal government says it will be late delivering a MMIWG action plan due to COVID-19. Advocates say the pandemic has only emphasized the need for action.

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