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Wed May 5, 2021, 10:58 PM

Blackfeet tribe gives surplus vaccines to First Nations relatives in Canada


Effort by illustrates the disparity with which the US and its northern neighbors are distributing doses

Associated Press in Babb, Montana
Wed 5 May 2021 14.35 EDT

The Blackfeet tribe in northern Montana has provided about 1,000 surplus vaccines to its First Nations relatives and others in Canada, in an illustration of the disparity in speed at which the US and its northern neighbor are distributing doses. While more than 30% of adults in the US are fully vaccinated, in Canada that figure is about 3%.

Among those who received the vaccine at the Piegan-Carway border crossing were Sherry Cross Child and Shane Little Bear, of Stand Off, about 30 miles (50km ) north of the border.

They recited a prayer in the Blackfoot language before nurses began administering shots, with Chief Mountain sacred to the Blackfoot people rising in the distance. The prayer was dedicated to people seeking refuge from the virus, Cross Child said.

Cross Child and her husband have family and friends in Montana but have not been able to visit them since the border closed last spring to all but essential travel.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/05/native-american-tribe-surplus-vaccines-first-nations-canada

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Thu May 6, 2021, 12:55 AM

2. Generous and compassionate

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Thu May 6, 2021, 10:56 PM

3. nice

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