Community Support & the Tahltan Nation COVID-19 Emergency Management Team
The Tahltan Nation COVID-19 Emergency Management Team (TNCEMT) meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The TNCEMT is comprised of leadership from the Iskut Band, Tahltan Band and the Tahltan Central Government. The team is committed to:
1. Working together as one–while including all relevant stakeholders and experts–to prevent the spread of the virus and, in the event that it does reach our Territory, to ensure that we are prepared; and
2. Holding regular meetings and providing briefings to our Nation.
Tahltan Leadership continues to be in talks with Premier Horgan and various Ministers, advocating for the Tahltan, Kaska and Tlingit Nations and the unique challenges our remote locations pose. The Premier has followed through on his commitment to President Day and has put the Tahtlan Nation in direct contact with Dave Peterson Emergency Management BC Assistant Deputy Minister Office Recovery, Planning and Disaster Reduction.
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) provided the 3 Nations (Tahltan, Kaska, Tlingit) with $100,000 dollars to support pandemic planning work. This is on top of the money ISC sent directly to the Iskut Band and Tahltan Band. 3 Nations contracted a company with pandemic planning experience to provide all three Nations with expert advice and assistance. Feddie Louie represents the Tahltan Nation on the 3 Nations COVID-19 Technical Team. Christine Ball and Nancy Quock represent the Tahltan Band and Peggy Abou, Natasha Callbreath, Maggie Dennis, and Annabel Nole represent Iskut.