Citizen Communique: State of Emergency Declared

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March 27, 2020

Aannii Citizens,

This communique is to give you notice that we have declared a State of Emergency for our Community of Hiawatha First Nation. Otonabee South-Monaghan has also declared a State of Emergency for the Township.

At this time there are NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hiawatha or Otonabee South-Monaghan.

By declaring a State of Emergency we are:

  • Alerting the federal and provincial governments that our First Nation needs to be kept a priority, even as health agencies across the province and the country struggle with rising COVID-19 outbreaks and limited medical supplies. 
  • Ensuring that we have the proper resources and that we are not forgotten when it comes to supply and demand in our First Nation.
  • Ensuring that the actions we take and the decisions we make to keep our Community safe and healthy are supported by Canada and Ontario.

We will continue to plan and prepare our Community so that we will have the best possible outcomes moving forward. We need everyone to do their part and know that we will get through this together.

If you have any questions regarding this Communique please do not hesitate to call our Office at 705-295-4421 and leave a message for Chief Laurie Carr or Administrator Trisha Shearer. We will be checking our messages regularly and return your message as soon as possible.


HFN Council

“Our Citizens and Community remain our first priority and we will work to mitigate risks for best possible outcomes moving forward through the COVID-19 pandemic.”