ISC – Alberta Region COVID-19
“On March 18 2020, the Indigenous Community Support Fund was announced which included $15 million in supports for Indigenous organizations and communities providing services to Indigenous peoples in urban centres including off-reserve members. This funding was accessed through a Call for Proposals which was launched on April 6. Due to the overwhelming response and request for supports, an additional $75 million in funding was announced on May 21. There will be no second call for proposals, as all eligible respondents to the original Call for Proposals have been invited to re-confirm their interest and indicate if their needs have evolved since their initial submission in April 2020, which may include food security, mental health support services, Elder supports, sanitation and protective equipment. Deadline for these confirmations is June 8, 2020 11:59 PST.”
As the Dene Tha’ First Nation did not respond to the Initial Call for Proposals to provide services to it’s off-reserve members, they will not qualify for funding in the new additional funding allocation, the original respondents are asked to re-confirm their interest to receive the additional funding.
While the Dene Tha’ First Nation continues to provide support in response to COVID-19 Pandemic initiatives to their members on Reserve, all off-reserve members are encouraged to contact Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta in Edmonton to inquire their eligibility as follows:
Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta
Ph: (780) 444-9366
Toll Free: 1-888-TREATY-8
Fax: (780) 484-1465
18178 – 102 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5S 1S7
The Town of High Level has been working closely with the Dene Tha’ First Nation on a project that will benefit the residents of both communities.
The construction of a Regional Emergency Reception Centre/Multiuse Facility will provide tremendous benefit recreationally, socially and culturally to a large portion of the population of Northwest Alberta and would serve an extensive area for emergency response and evacuation coordination. The facility will also directly benefit a significant population of residents of Mackenzie County.
The Project Team is looking for public feedback on a Multi-Use facility that would serve as a recreation centre intended for daily community use while serving as an evacuation and registration centre for the entire region during emergencies.
Please follow the link to have your voice heard: http://www.highlevel.ca/354/Multi-Use-Facility-Community-Consultatio