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Statement from the Gamble Family

For Immediate Release

March 30, 2020

STATEMENT FROM GAMBLE FAMILY

Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released by the Emergency Management Team on behalf of the Gamble Family:

On March 29 th , 2020 the family lost their beloved Father, Brother, Uncle, and Mooshum Warren Beverly Gamble – “Uncle B”.

Because of the COVID-19 virus and all the safety precautions that are legally being enforced across our Province and Country, the following is a message from the GAMBLE family:

  1. ONLY IMMEDIATE FAMILY WILL BE AT THE WAKE AND FUNERAL.
  2. NO HUGGING, SHAKING OF HANDS, AND KISSING.
  3. WARREN WILL BE BROUGHT HOME AT 6:00 P.M. MONDAY MARCH 30 th TO THE
    VETERANS HALL. THE COMMUNITY CAN COME OUT AND SHOW SUPPORT BY
    PARKING THEIR VEHICLES AND STANDING BY YOUR VEHICLES WHEN WARREN IS
    BROUGHT HOME, OR JOINING IN PRAYER FROM HOME.
  4. ONLY THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY WILL BE SITTING IN THE HALL FOR 2 NIGHTS.
  5. WE ASK THAT ON THE DAY OF THE FUNERAL WEDNESDAY APRIL 1 st @ 10:00 A.M.,
    THE COMMUNITY CAN COME AND SUPPORT BY PARKING THEIR VEHICLES AND
    REMAINING BY THEIR VEHICLES OUTSIDE.
  6. ONLY IMMEDIATE FAMILY WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE FOR MEAL AFTER FUNERAL.

The children and siblings would like to thank everyone for their prayers, calls, and messages of support during this difficult time.

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Emergency Management Statement on behalf of Richard and Madeline Ananas Family

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 23rd, 2020

STATEMENT FROM RICHARD & MADELINE ANANAS FAMILY

Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released by the Emergency Management Team on behalf of the Ananas Family:

On March 22nd, 2020 the family lost their beloved Daughter, Mother, Sister, Auntie, and Kohkum Sandra Cecile Ananas. The family would like to make it very clear that she DID NOT pass from COVID-19.

On behalf of our Nation we send our sincere condolences to her family.

Because of the COVID-19 virus and all the safety precautions that are legally being enforced across our province and country, the following is a message from the Ananas family:

WE ASK THAT YOU RESPECT THEIR WISHES

    1. ONLY IMMEDIATE FAMILY WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE FOR THE WAKE AND FUNERAL.
    2. NO BABIES WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.
    3. NO HUGGING, KISSING OR SHAKING OF HANDS.
    4. THEY ASK THAT YOU PRAY FROM HOME OR YOU CAN PARK IN THE PARKING LOT AT THE VETERANS HALL BUT REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE WHEN THEY BRING HER HOME @ 5:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY MARCH 24TH, 2020.
    5. THEY ASK THAT ON THE DAY OF THE FUNERAL WEDNESDAY MARCH 25th @ 10:00 A.M., PLEASE PRAY FROM HOME FOR OUR FAMILY, AND THAT THOSE WHO WISH TO COME   TO THE VETERANS HALL REMAIN IN THEIR VEHICLES FOR THE FUNERAL AND CAN FOLLOW THE FUNERAL PROCESSION TO THE HILL BUT REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE. ONLY IMMEDIATE FAMILY AT THE HILL.
    6. ONLY IMMEDIATE FAMILY WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE TO EAT AFTER THE FUNERAL.

THE ANANAS FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR PRAYERS, CALLS AND MESSAGES OF SUPPORT DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

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COVID-19 Statement

Emergency Management Team Statement: COVID-19/Rosthern Hospital

For Immediate Release

March 21, 2020

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAM STATEMENT: COVID-19/ROSTHERN HOSPITAL

Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released by the Emergency Management Team:

Our Emergency Management Team is aware of recent social media posts suggesting a doctor at Rosthern Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19.

We have been in contact with the doctor in question and hospital administrators. At this point, and with his expressed permission, we can confirm that Dr. Melle has tested positive for COVID-19.

If you have had any direct contact with Dr. Melle; or have been to the Rosthern Hospital/Clinic on or after Monday, March 16, 2020, we are advising that you immediately self-isolate for 14 days, begin to self-monitor, and contact 811.

At this point, there are no further confirmed or presumptive cases in our communities. Our EMT will continue to closely monitor the situation.

We extend our sincere best wishes to Dr. Melle and his family for a speedy, and full recovery.

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For more information, please contact:

306-467-4523  |  emergencymgmt@beardysband.com

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Statement from the Chief Electoral Officer: Nominated Candidates

For Immediate Release

March 20, 2020

STATEMENT FROM THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER: NOMINATED CANDIDATES

Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following official list of candidates was released by the Chief Electoral Officer, Loretta Pete Lambert:

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For more information, please contact:

Loretta Pete Lambert, Chief Electoral Officer
306-343-7383 (PETE)
loretta@petelambert.ca

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JOINT STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL AND THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER: 2020 BOCN ELECTION

For Immediate Release

March 18, 2020

JOINT STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL AND THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER: 2020 BOCN ELECTION

Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released today by Council and the Chief Electoral Officer of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation regarding the 2020 Election:

The 2020 Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation Nominations and General Election – at this time – will proceed as scheduled but with significant precautionary measures in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all participating community members.

Please note that the plan outlined below is also dependent on any new restrictions or precautionary measures mandated by the Province of Saskatchewan and/or the City of Saskatoon.

The following precautionary measures as outlined by the Chief Electoral Officer will be adhered to for the Nomination Meeting and Election:

Many community members have expressed their concerns with respect to the Nomination Meeting and Election. At this time, we are confident that the measures outlined above will enable us to proceed with our Nation’s election with relative safety.

Nomination Day and Election dates and times remain the same. Those details are here.”

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For more information on the election, please contact:

Loretta Pete Lambert, Chief Electoral Officer – 306-227-3373

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Statement from the Chief: COVID-19

For Immediate Release

March 16, 2020

STATEMENT FROM THE CHIEF: COVID-19

Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released by Chief Petit in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

During this time, we are asking that membership please take all recommended precautions to ensure that you are doing your part to help stop the potential spread of the virus; language and behavior that can cause undue panic in the community does not help anyone. If you have legitimate information, recommendations, or solutions, please share those – everyone’s input is welcome.

The BOCN has in place an Emergency Management Team (EMT) consisting of leadership, health, and other staff who are trained in preparation for all kinds of different emergency scenarios. These individuals continue to monitor the situation for any changes as they occur locally, provincially, and nationally.

Since before the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement that the situation had been upgraded to a pandemic, preparations had already been underway to update and formulate the plan for how we as a community would deal with the situation as it unfolded. During the past few days, the EMT has met daily to review information as it comes in; and following the latest reliable medical advice, news reports, and the decisions that are being made by other governments. The EMT is using all tools available to keep the community informed.

Information will continue to be shared through:

    1. Text Blasting – this is the easiest, most efficient way to keep informed. Simply text “BOCN” to 393939 to be added to the service.
    2. Website – http://bocn9697.com.
    3. Social Media – only reliable, relevant, and credible information will be posted to the Chief & Council Facebook and Instagram accounts.
    4. Direct Delivery – to on-reserve households will continue as the situation warrants.
    5. Local Radio – 103.3 CHIT FM. Timings will be announced.

Please do your part by sharing information with your clans, families who might not have access to the above methods of information distribution.

**THE MAIN MESSAGE THAT IS BEING SHARED WORLDWIDE IS TO CONCENTRATE ON STOPPING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS**

You can do your part by:

    1. Washing your hands thoroughly and regularly;
    2. Practicing proper cough etiquette (into your sleeve or shoulder)
    3. Practicing ‘social distancing’: 2 metres or 6 feet apart, avoiding unnecessary travel, avoiding shaking hands, hugging, kissing, etc.
    4. STAY HOME.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this difficult time.

An updated information package is being prepared and will be delivered as soon as possible.

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
communciations@beardysband.com  |  306-467-4523