Treaty 2 Territory – We hope your Nations are all safe at this time of crisis. We have bin in close contact wit ISC over the week and stressed the need for full co-operation for support for our First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory. We are facing many issues one being financial which will cause harm after this is over.
As u have seen from emails sent they have made many concessions to make it easier for our local Govt’s to support actions needed. I’ve also spoke to the Royal Bank about loans and they have a deferred payment program where only interest is expected to be paid and a 6 month deferral of payments on loans. We urge u to contact ur financial institution to ask about deferred payment programs.
Also, we have asked Health Canada how they intend to support on all levels and I’m awaiting for a reply from the Director Pam Smith.
In Closing; we ask u stay safe, we will keep u and ur Nation in my prayers we are all in this together. Should you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.
Grand Chief Eugene Eastman, Chief O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi
First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory
Last modified: March 30, 2020