Doctor tests positive for COVID-19 in Kahnawake Mohawk territory

The first known case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an Indigenous community in Canada.

The result was announced Thursday in Kahnawake Mohawk territory, just south of Montreal.

The patient is a doctor at Kateri Memorial Hospital, who cancelled seeing patients and self-isolated after returning from a trip to New York City.

 

Reporter / Montreal

Lindsay was born and raised on the unceded territory of Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), and joined APTN News as a Quebec correspondent in 2019. While in university, she collaborated on a multiplatform project about the revitalization of the Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language to commemorate the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Before APTN Lindsay worked at the Eastern Door, CTV Montreal and the Montreal Gazette.