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Shaping Saskatchewan: Chief Tammy Cook-Searson

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WATCH: Chief Tammy Cook-Searson has led her community through devastating wildfires in 2015, a suicide crisis in 2016 and now the COVID-19 pandemic – Mar 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is just the latest crisis to hit the Lac La Ronge Indian Band in northern Saskatchewan.

Chief Tammy Cook-Searson has also led her community through devastating wildfires in 2015 and a suicide crisis in 2016.

Read more: Shaping Saskatchewan — Karen Nurkowski

Heading into the second year of the pandemic, Cook-Searson is staying positive. But she knows there will be fresh challenges.

“I think there will be a lot of issues that we’ll have to deal with later on, especially the mental health, the isolation, just all the issues that come with that,” Cook-Searson said.

“I think there’s going to be a lot of work that we all have to do together,”

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Learn more on how Cook-Searson is Shaping Saskatchewan in the above video.

Shaping Saskatchewan airs Fridays at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Global Regina and Saskatoon.

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