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We are currently updating this website.  We also have our Facebook page up & running. Check it out: Sweetgrass First Nation - Official.

Hello family, friends, band members & visitors... Hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas & a very good start to your New Year so far. 

We are also in the process of getting a twitter account up and running very shortly.  Stay tuned...

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html

BRIEFING NOTE COVID-19 Coronavirus                                                     Sweetgrass First Nation is taking all precautionary measures to curb & restrict the potential spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, in our community. Sweetgrass FN has been asked to closely monitor public health authority announcements and update their community response planes acoordingly. Sweetgrass FN is working in conjunction with provincial & federal health authorities as our first line of defense against COVID-19. For personal safety & the health of Sweetgrass FN, all non-essential travel will be suspended for staff at Sweetgrass FN until further notice as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Winterfest planned for March 27, 28 & 29, 2020 has been cancelled.                                                               Essential services will continue to be provided and as a preventative measure we will have extra cleaning staff in our public buildings.

The Level of risk is still very low for Sweetgrass. However, it is recommended that the following precautionary measures be taken: 

  • Seniors & people that suffer from chronic or underlying medical conditions are at greatest risk for suffering the worst effects of the virus.
  • Vulnerable members of the community are identified and contingency plans for their transportation and/or isolation along with patient care protocol will be devised.
  • Community households should keep on stock at least 3 days worth of food & water as a precautionary emergency response preparation measure.
  • Precautionary hygiene and other measures should be taken by all persons including:  
  • *Refrain from shaking hands.                                                                          *Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.  *If you cough or sneeze, do so into your folded arm (inside elbow).    *Stay home if you are feeling sick.                                                                 *Avoid close contact with those displaying cold/flu like symptoms.   
  • The school and community offices are being extra vigiliant in keeping surfaces clean and having hand sanitizer on hand.
  • International travelers in the community should check with the Sask Health Line 811 to report if they have symptoms or to check whether travel is recommended to respective destination.
  • If you or someone in your household is displaying any symptoms of the virus, be prepared to self isolate in your home to up to 14 days. Before attending any medical appointments concerning flu like symptoms, call ahead to advise health staff at the facility you are attending.
  • Call 811 if you think you have the COVID-19 virus.

The week of March 16-20, 2020, the school will be closed and will be cleaned & sanitized accordingly.

In closing, Sweetgrass will continue to closely monitor the situation as it develops and will continue to provide updates to the Sweetgrass membership.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/public-health-measures-mitigate-covid-19.html

BRT6HC Response to Covid-19              March 15, 2020                                   Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre is committed to providing ongoing healthcare to the communities that we serve during the COVID-19 pandemic.                                                                                                                      BRT6HC is in the final stages of updating the Emegency Communicable Disease Outbreak Preparedness Plan and will share with the community leadership within the next few days.                                                                      The BRT6HC Emergency Communicable Disease Outbreak Steering Committee is in regular contact with First Nations Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Indigenous Services Canada and the Saskatchewan Health Authority regarding COVID-19 virus to ensure that we remain updated with precautionary measures.                                                                                The level of risk is still low for Saskatchewan however it is recommended to follow precautionary measures to protect yourself:

  • practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into the bend of your elbow).
  • wash your hands often with soap and water; if no soap and water is available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth with unwashed hands.
  • maintain safe food practices.
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • avoid unnecessary travel to affected areas.
  • avoid large crowds and practicing social distancing (do not shake hands, hug or kiss).

Some measures that BRT6HC will be taking:

  • staff that have travelled in affected areas will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • staff who are sick will be sent home.
  • will work with community leadership on increasing janitorial duties within health clinics.
  • pausing all group planning at this time.

Community members can still access one-on-one services for counselling, Well Baby Clinics, home care services, Headstart home visiting and the school dental program however you will be asked questions by the healthcare provider as a screening measure to ensure stafety for the staff. It is important that the staff are healthy during the pandemic so that we can continue to provide services to the community members.

BRT6HC is awaiting Personal Protective Equipment to arrive from FNIHB & we will distribute a care package to those who are sick which will include hand sanitizer and a mask in an attempt to reduce the spread of illness to others.

BRT6HC staff and the board of directors want to assure you of continued support through the pandemic. Please contact the local health clinic or call (306) 937-6700 for more information or if you are seeking answers to questions/concerns that you may have.

  • Little Pine Health Clinic (306) 398-2525
  • Poundmaker Health Clinic (306) 398-2266
  • Mosquito Grizzly Bear"s Head Leanman Health Clinic (306)937-3149
  • Moosomin Health Clinic (306) 386-2223
  • Lucky Man Band Members (306) 937-6700
  • Sweetgrass Health Clinic (306) 937-2115
  • Stoney Knoll Band Members (306) 937-6700

Some very important dates & events to note:

  • March 27-28-29, 2020   Sweetgrass FN WinterFest                      CANCELLED Various activities for youth & adults on the reserve
  • April 12 - 17, 2020     FSIN Winter Games, Prince Albert, SK.   Due to the coronavirus, event has been postponed.
  • April 17, 18 & 19, 2020       FSIN Adult Hockey Championships        Saskatoon, SK. Hosted by Sweetgrass First Nation. Postponed due to the coronavirus.

 To make you chuckle...   

A weasel walks into a bar. Surprised, the bartender asks:  "What can I get for you?" "pop," goes the weasel.

It wouldn't be good if the zombie apocalypse began on April Fools Day or Halloween because there's no way of knowing if it was just a prank.

If there's ever a zombie apocalypse, we just need to take shelter in a Costco because the zombies can't get in without a membership.

Speaking of a zombie apocalypse, lets just hope that it doesn't start in Kenya because there is no way any of us are out-running them Kenyans.

Think POSITIVE...

Nothing is Impossible, even the word itself says "I'm Possible"!

Food for thought...

We mature with the damage, not with the years...

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