In an op-ed, CFN President Marilyn Slett writes that COVID-19 has highlighted the many obstacles to economic growth facing remote coastal communities.
Heiltsuk member Jessie Housty never imagined a time when Pacific Coastal Airlines would shut down all its flights to Bella Bella on the BC Central Coast. “You definitely feel this…
Residents of coastal communities have a clear message for those looking to travel to their area: “Sorry, we are closed. Stay home.”
In Bella Bella, Heiltsuk members are dealing with the added weight of grieving for lost loved ones under new COVID-19 restrictions. In spite of the lockdowns, says Pauline Waterfall, Hailhzaqv…
As coastal First Nations emergency teams race to put in place self-isolation measures, the ‘Namgis Nation is the first Indigenous community in BC to have tragically lost a member to the COVID-19 virus.
The Council of the Haida Nation has released a new COVID-19 Guide and FAQ to help answer any questions related to Haida Gwaii’s State of Emergency.
Border and restaurant closures, collapsing market demand, and an uncertain future have left coastal First Nations businesses hard hit by the economic fall-out of COVID-19.
Coastal First Nations chiefs and BC mayors are calling on Canada and British Columbia to support urgent travel restrictions to protect their communities from the COVID-19 virus.
To assist our member communities and citizens, CFN has created summaries of support resources available for individuals and one for businesses.