The federal government is injecting $2.3 million into northwest Saskatchewan communities to help them deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The money was announced Wednesday by the Meadow Lake Tribal Council, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations.
The funding is part of the North West Saskatchewan Pandemic Response Plan.
Partners say the money will go toward supporting security checkpoints, enhancing food security and homecare supplies.
A press release also says ISC will continue to work with the North West Communities Incident Command Centre to increase access to COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, infection prevention and other control measures.
Funding will also help northwest communities purchase personal protective equipment.
(PHOTO: Indigenous Services Canada Minister Marc Miller. File photo.)