Six Nations staying in stage 2 as province enters stage 3

By Donna Duric Writer As the rest of the province moved into stage three of re-opening Ontario’s public spaces, Six Nations remains in stage two because of the community’s high-risk population. “I want to remind Six Nations members of the unfair reality we find ourselves in as surrounding communities set to embrace the next stage of Ontario’s reopening plan,” says Elected Chief Mark Hill. “The fact is that we, alongside all of our First Nations brothers and sisters, are at a much higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and of suffering from its sometimes deadly symptoms. A history of colonialism has created many inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and that includes resilience to viruses like COVID-19. It is with this in mind that Six Nations will remain in Stage 2…

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