As of November 20, 2020

Good day Kahkewistahaw membership,

With the recent changes to provincial Covid-19 restrictions, Kahkewistahaw First Nation will also be implementing further safety measures. These are as follows:

Offices will be closed for the remainder of the year. Essential staff and leadership will stay on to ensure the day to day business runs as usual. Christmas bonus cheques will be processed as the electronic deposit information comes in. Please keep sending in your banking information.

Our program managers and leadership team will re-visit the offices closure as the new year approaches.

O&M have prepared a garbage pick-up and sewer schedule that will be posted on KFN facebook page, Website and App.

Chief Kahkewistahaw Community School (CKCS) will close to students at the end of today. Our educators will take next week to prepare virtual lesson plans so that on November 30, CKCS educators will start 100% online learning classes while delivering home packages.

As of Monday, we are re-starting the Border Security Team. This will be led by our Fire Department Chief Stan Bobb. This patrol will be in use until at least January 3, 2021. The Housing office (beside the complex) will be the Border Patrol home base.

Stan Bobb is currently working on the schedule and you will be notified if you are selected to work a patrol.

On Monday, November 23, there will be a mandatory curfew from 11pm to 6am. Please ensure you and your household only travel for emergencies.

We are also asking our members to not travel outside of Canada. We want to ensure we keep our community as safe as possible and right now there is no need to travel outside of Canada. We should be mindful of all travel; our neighbouring provinces have a high number of Covid-19 cases and there are “hot spots” spread throughout Saskatchewan as well.

COVID information packages will be sent to homes as soon as they are ready. Watch for our safety patrol to come to your home to deliver these.

We have membership’s health and safety in mind at all times and have systems and plans in place to act quickly if Covid-19 comes to our community. We are now 8 months into the fighting of Covid-19 but let’s keep united and strong during this pandemic. Together, we are stronger and we will get through this as a community.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out in the many ways possible.

On behalf of the Council,

Chief Evan.B.G.Taypotat