Ahkameyimok Podcast with National Chief Perry Bellegarde

Ahkameyimok Podcast with National Chief Perry Bellegarde


DR EVAN ADAMS: FIRST NATIONS COVID SUCCESSES AND PREPARING FOR THE SECOND WAVE.

May 29, 2020

As economies begin to re-open amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, what dangers lie ahead for First Nations? National Chief Perry Bellegarde talks with Dr Evan Adams, Deputy Chief Medical Officer with Indigenous Services Canada, about why First Nations have largely succeeded in avoiding wide scale COVID infections, the success story of the First Nations community in Alert Bay, British Columbia in reversing a COVID outbreak, and safe ways to continue to carry out traditional ceremonies in the pandemic era.



Dr Evan Adams is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Indigenous Services Canada. He’s a Coast Salish actor and physician from the Tla'amin First Nation near Powell River, British Columbia.


A special thanks goes out to the Ahkameyimok Podcast house band, the Red Dog Singers of Treaty 4 territory in Saskatchewan, for providing the theme music for this podcast.


The Ahkameyimok Podcast is produced in Ottawa by David McGuffin of Explore Podcast Productions. davidrcmcguffin@gmail.com