Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

Virtual Zoom Session on COVID-19 with Chief Lorraine Cobiness and Chief Chris Skead

Please join the public policy forum for a virtual session on "How the Kenora Chiefs Advisory is fighting COVID-19 and Winning!" It starts at 11:30am CST on January 21st...

Pandemic Measures – Jan 12 2021 – Community Update

Early today, Ontario has declared a state of emergency with additional limits that come into effect on January 14, 2021. In response, Chief and Council has initiated...

T3PS, KCA, WNHAC Participating in COVID-19 Pilot Project

Members of the Treaty Three Police Services Have been receiving rapid COVID-19 testing as part of a pilot project in conjunction with Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) and...

Lake of the Woods District Hospital Recipient of CMA Foundation Funding for COVID-19 Relief

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Hospital Fund granted $100,000 to Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) as part of its...

Niisaachewan Partial Lockdown Lifted

PARTIAL LOCKDOWN LIFTED – Effective today, the partial lockdown is officially lifted. Chief and Council issued a media release earlier today. The 3 COVID-19 cases have...

Niisaachewan COVID-19 Positive Cases Resolved

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has received confirmation from the public health team that the COVID-19 cases have been resolved. On November 26th, Chief and Council...

Upcoming COVID-19 Mobile Testing in the Community

Mobile testing will be available in Niisaachewan on Monday November 30, 2020 between 12 noon and 1:30pm. BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your...

Niisaachewan Pandemic Measures Community Update

RESUME PARTIAL LOCK-DOWN – Please be advised that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation will resume with the partial lock-down status that was initiated on Monday, November...

St Thomas Aquinas Grade 8 Closure

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a second positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the...

Niisaachewan is taking all precautionary measures

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation is taking all precautions with the identified positive cases. Earlier this week, Chief and Council were notified that a household of 3...

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Day

9:30 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, November 27, 2020 BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your results.Drive to lower entrance.Stay in your vehicle until you...

Delayed Contact Tracing Efforts

Further to the November 26, 2020 notice that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members that have tested positive for Covid-19. Contact tracing is not yet...

URGENT – 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niisaachewan

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members have tested positive for Covid-19. On November 26th 2020, Chief and Council were notified that a household of 3...

Positive COVID-19 Result At Bimose Tribal Council

Bimose Tribal Council has received notification that an individual associated with the Tribal Council has tested positive for COVID-19. Bimose Tribal Council is working...

Community Update – COVID-19 – 23 Nov 2020

POSSIBLE EXPOSURE – an essential worker was in the office on Wed. Nov 18 and tested positive on Sun. Nov 22. Further, some families recently received notice of...

COVID-19 Advisory for St Thomas Aquinas Students & Family

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the...

Ontario to add 13 additional Health Teams across the province

The Ontario government is providing $2.4 million to support an additional 13 Ontario Health Teams across the province to provide better, connected care to patients....

Kenora Hospital COVID-19 Response Update

While there are currently no admitted positive COVID-19 cases in our Hospital, there has been an increase in positive cases in our community. It is understandable that...

Niisaachewan Community COVID-19 Updates – October 2, 2020

The community gate will be open 7 days a week MONDAY – SUNDAY from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Band members and Non band members are welcome to visit their family. Please...

Urgent COVID-19 Notice

There has been one (1) positive case of the COVID-19 virus confirmed in Washagamis Bay as of October 1, 2020.  There have been news...

Members of the Treaty Three Police Services Have been receiving rapid COVID-19 testing as part of a pilot project in conjunction with Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) and Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig (WNHAC). The Employer Antigen Screening Pilot assesses the value of the PanbioTM antigen test as a screening tool to support employee safety and business continuity in a variety of workplaces. Results from this pilot will support an increased understanding of how rapid antigen testing could be deployed more broadly to support provincial COVID-19 response activities.

The PanbioTM is a rapid point-of-care antigen test, meaning that it can be performed anywhere (i.e., on-site, at the place of employment) by a regulated health professional and does not require shipping a specimen to a lab for processing. It is currently administered through a nasopharyngeal swab and takes approximately 15 minutes to yield results.

“This pilot project enables us to provide an added layer of protection for our Treaty #3 communities,” says Chief of Police Kai Liu. “I commend all our staff for participating in this important project as we continue to analyze preventative measures of COVID-19. This health initiative has come together as the result of a strong collaborative partnership with Kenora Chiefs Advisory, Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig, and Ontario Ministry of Health, with a special appreciation to Grand Council Treaty #3 for their continued advocacy of health safety in our communities.”

“I am delighted to see that our Treaty Three Police service is part of the pilot program to assess rapid testing for COVID-19. It is great to know that this testing is taking place right here in the northwest and I truly appreciate the volunteer efforts by Treaty Three Police leadership and staff to partake in this important learning for rapid testing. Miigwetch.”  Greg Rickford, MPP Kenora-Rainy River – Minister of Indigenous Affairs & Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines.

The testing began Dec. 9 and will be performed weekly at the partner agencies until March 31st, 2021 at which time the project is expected to end.

The Ontario government will continue to monitor Health Canada approval of additional rapid testing devices for potential implementation within this pilot program in the future.

The Treaty Three Police Service is a self-administered Policing entity under the First Nations Policing Program in Canada and is responsible for full policing duties spanning 55,000 square miles of the Greater Treaty Three Region in Northwestern Ontario. This includes approximately 20,000 residents in 23 First Nation Communities.

 

Contact:

Acting Staff Sergeant Tricia Rupert
Pandemic Coordinator
Treaty Three Police Service
Tel: (807) 548-5474 | Fax: (807) 548-8387
Tricia.rupert@t3ps.ca