Closed border keeps Saskatchewan family away from U.S. funeral

A First Nation man from Saskatchewan, who was living in the United States, has died from COVID-19.

But his family in Canada is unable to attend the funeral in Washington state because of pandemic-related travel restrictions.

So they found a way to honour Wayne Thunderchild in their own community.

 

Reporter / Saskatoon

Priscilla is Cree and a member of Mistawasis Nehiyawak in Saskatchewan. She has worked with APTN National News in the past as a reporter in Winnipeg, host for an entertainment segment, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Wolf is an alumni of the INCA –Indian Communications Arts Program at FNUC & has a BA of Indigenous Studies from the University of Regina. She brings over ten years of experience working in media across the prairie provinces.