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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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Memo

Memo: BOCN Office Hours

To: Membership, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

From: Emergency Management Team

Date: March 23, 2020

Re: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic – CHANGE IN OFFICE HOURS


The health and safety of our membership and employees is our top priority. To ensure the essential services continue staff will be at the office and available via phone, fax or email. The doors will be closed to the public until further notice.

Effective immediately, the new office hours are:

Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Thank you.

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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

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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Chief & Council COVID-19 Statement

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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COVID-19 Memo

Willow Cree Health Services Memo: COVID-19

To: Membership of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

From: Willow Cree Health Services, Inc.

Date: March 17, 2020

Re: Doctor Days/Appointments


Tansi Membership,

Please be advised that WCHS operations will be adjusted to ensure the health and well-being of our community.

Effective immediately, there will be no gathering of individuals in the clinic and the following measures are being implemented:

  1. Individuals attending appointments must call reception @ (306) 467-4402 to advise them of their arrival at the health clinic. Individuals will not be permitted to wait in the waiting area.
  2. Doctor days will continue via telehealth with a Primary Health Nurse representative. Doctors will not be on-site. The following doctors will be available on the following days:
    1. March 19 – Dr. McMillan
    2. March 24 – Dr. Melle
    3. March 27 – Dr. Melle (OAT)
    4. March 31 – Dr. Silver
  3. Immunizations are available by appointment only.
  4. If you require prescription refills, please contact your doctor in Rosthern to make arrangements.
  5. The Mental Health Team remains available by appointment. Individuals requiring additional Mental Health supports are encouraged to contact:
    1. Crisis Centre – 306-933-6200 (Saskatoon Mobile Crisis) or 306-764-1011 (Prince Albert Mobile Crisis)
    2. Suicide Prevention Centre – 1-833-456-4566
    3. Crisis Service Canada – 1-833-456-4566 or text “START” to 45645
    4. Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 or text “CONNECT” to 686868
    5. For additional information and Mental Health Supports, please contact WCHS @ 306-467-4402
  6. Patients requiring dialysis treatment are encouraged to contact Ivie should you be unable to make arrangements with family for transportation.  Medical transportation remains available.

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding these or other health related matters, please contact Willow Cree Health Services @ 306-467-4402.

Thank you,

– Willow Cree Health Services