MEET THE CHIEF: Kettle and Stoney Point Chief Jason Henry working to protect community from COVID-19 while moving forward

Chief Jason Henry

By Victoria Gray Writer Kettle and Stony Point First Nation was the first reserve to publicly announce a member had tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2020. “There was a lot of fear, everywhere. It was the uncertainty,” Chief Jason Henry said. The reserve sits on the shores of Lake Huron, just 40 kilometres from Sarnia and the United States boarder. The reserve has 1,000 members living on the reserve and about 2,500 members total. The community experienced 164 cases of the virus throughout the last 22 months and currently have 21 active cases. Henry and his council’s goal throughout was not to lose any community members to the virus, but he says they were preparing to announce the deaths of two elders as soon as Lambton Public Health gives…

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