“Although this news may feel disheartening, the fact remains that our Nations have done an amazing job at limiting the spread of COVID-19 through our communities,” - Bearspaw Chief Darcy Dixon
The Stoney Nakoda Nation is confirming its first positive COVID-19 cases.
Chief Darcy Dixon said the three individuals who tested positive are currently in isolation and the Nation is working to support them and their families.
Stoney Tribal Administration CEO Ryan Robb said the Nation has been following the Alberta Health Services testing protocols as the testing criteria changes, and all testing is done at the Health Centre, located in the Morley townsite, with proper screening protocol and having a designated room for testing.
Officials are also asking visitors to not visit the reserve and stay at home, while are increasing patrols for non-Nation members.
The Stoney Nakoda First Nation consists of three bands, Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley, and three reserve locations, Bighorn, Morley and Eden Valley, with a population of approximately 4,000-5,000
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