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The following information is intended to help you care for yourself and your loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please view the PDF posting below.

The Federal Government recently announced funding of $215 million for First Nation communities and Gitsegukla received $258,560 as part of the Indigenous Community Support Fund. The funds are intended to support the immediate needs of only on-reserve members dealing with the spread COVID-19… Read more in the pdf posting below..

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, there has been an interruption to many health services operations so that community members may not be able to receive or deliver the primary health care that is needed. To ensure primary health care is accessible to all First Nations communities across the province, the First Nations Health […..]

As per Assembly of First Nations National Chief-Perry Bellegarde’s Declaration for all First Nations: Gitsegukla Band Council is hereby declaring a “State of Emergency” pertaining to Coronavirus-19 for the community of Gitsegukla. Read more in the pdf below.

On March 28, 2020, the Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia, Dr. Bonnie Henry, respectfully asked BC First Nations to cease all gatherings that would pose a risk to their elders and member with pre-existing medical conditions. Dr. Bonnie Henry reiterated the importance of not coming together physically, but understands it is challenging when ceremonies […..]

Our Gatekeepers are doing their best to protect Gitsegukla, however there are still some people that are not complying with Council’s protection measures and some are even putting the Gatekeeper’s lives at risk by forcefully entering the community. This is very concerning. It is in the best interest of every resident to know who may […..]

Protecting the community is the responsibility of all that live in Gitsegukla and is not solely the responsibility of Council, Administration, Staff and First Responders… read more in the PDF posting below.

Please note the following was posted by the Terrace Standard at 3:07 pm: American traveler confirms positive for COVID-19 after returning home from Terrace. There is no confirmation on when the American tourist was infected but it is definite that he stayed at the Yellow Cedar Lodge, a 12-minute drive SW of Terrace… read the […..]

The BC Ministry of Health strongly urges anyone who has symptoms – including a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or difficulty breathing – to self-isolate for 14 days. Read the PDF notice below for more info…

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As Gitsegukla First Nation moves into the closure of all public facilities, there is a growing concern around elder care. To date, there are 50 elders over the age of 60. We currently have two Home-Makers and one Personal Care Aid. If one of the staff members falls ill, that staff member will be required […..]