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‘The kids are so happy:’ First Nations adapting to school year after COVID-19 shutdowns

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COVID-19 outbreak devastated the remote northern Manitoba community.They hoped cancelling classes for about 500 students at Kisemattawa Kiskinwahamakew Kamik School would be temporary.

But as weeks brought growing case numbers, they realized the children were safer at home.Last week, some 10 months later, students returned to the classroom.

What does the Liberal election platform promise on Indigenous issues? Here’s what we know “I know the kids are so happy,” said Chief Eric Redhead. “I think they feel normalcy coming back into the community and into their lives.”He said the last COVID-19 infection in the community was about two months ago.The last time students were in class, the community of 1,100 was dealing with more than 300 cases.

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