COVID-19 Vaccines are rolling out to the Stoney Nakoda community
January 13, 2021 – Small batches of COVID-19 vaccines have started arriving for the Stoney Nakoda community. These vaccines will be distributed in a phased distribution schedule (detailed below) as determined by Alberta Health Services.
Stoney Tribal Council Chiefs and administration have been in dialogue with provincial health officials to discuss the rollout and secure vaccines for the community.
- Health-care workers in intensive care units
- Staff in long-term care and designated supportive living facilities
- Home care workers
- Health-care workers in emergency departments
- All residents of long-term care and designated supportive living, regardless of age
- Health-care workers in COVID-19 units, medical and surgical units, and operating rooms
- Paramedics and emergency medical technicians
Health care professionals are at a high risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 to patients, each other and within the community. We will vaccinate Stoney Health Services staff to ensure that they are protected and can better serve the health and wellness needs of Stoney Nakoda members.
- As soon as vaccines arrive, Stoney Nakoda elders and seniors 65+ will be contacted and invited to get vaccinated.
- Vaccines are not mandatory and it is the choice of each person to get vaccinated.
- Stoney Health Services will provide guidance to ensure each person has the necessary information to make an informed decision for their family.
Vaccine distribution is limited by supply. The Stoney Nakoda community will be informed as the vaccine distribution plan unfolds. More details in the coming weeks.
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Text “FRESH” to 403-803-7601 to opt in for text reminders for the weekly food market.
Week 2 | New Pantry, New You
Pantry Staples and Household Essentials
Each day this week our Stoney Health Nutrition Team will be highlighting different household essentials to have in your pantry.
Tuesday Tip: Grains
Go-tos: Whole Wheat Pasta, Brown Rice, Whole Wheat/Grain Bread, Whole Wheat Tortillas, Whole Grain Cereal, Oats, Whole Grain Crackers, Barley
Wednesday Tip: Protein
Go-tos: Canned Meats & Fish, Beans, Lentils, Canned soups with meat
Quick Tip: As much as possible, limit ultra-processed foods. Buying whole ingredients to cook at home is usually the option that will not only provide the best nutrition, but often can be a better value and allow you to cook and share the meal as a family.
Thursday Tip: Snacks & Treats
Friday Tip: Flavour Builders
Sauces Go-Tos: Tomato sauce, LS soya sauce, Vinegar, Stock
Seasonings & Spices Go-Tos: Garlic Powder, Thyme, Basil, Rosemary, Sage, Oregano, Ginger, Chili Powder, Cumin, Cinnamon, Dill
Oils Go-Tos: Olive oil, Canola oil
Canned Vegetables Go-Tos: Tomatoes, Beets, Baby Corn, Mushrooms, Salsa, Peas & Carrots
Baking Supplies Go-Tos: Flour, Baking powder, Salt, Sweeteners (such as honey, molasses, white sugar, brown sugar).
Quick Tip: When choosing between sweeteners, worry not! Although they have different forms of sugars making them taste a little different. They ultimately have very similar nutritional content.
Saturday Tip: Reorganize
Scroll through these Spot the Difference pictures of Paige’s pantry and see how she reorganized her pantry to maximize space and make it easy to find things when cooking!
If you give your Pantry a makeover, we would LOVE to see pictures. Email pictures or questions to Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org, or text to 403-803-7601.
Spot the Difference (answer key)
Click on each photo to see what's changed in Paige's pantry
Stoney Health Services Nutrition Team presents the “New Year, New Pantry” to provide the Mini Thni community with practical tips on how to improve the nutrition of their pantries.
Each week, we will walk you through the steps on how to declutter your pantry, compare nutrition labels, pick meal essentials to make home-cooking easier, create a budget and shopping list.
We hope you learn how to upgrade our own pantries. Please comment with any questions or call the Stoney Health Centre and ask to speak to a dietitian!
Step 1: Clean out your pantry!
Review the information provided in the pictures. Set your own goals and go through your pantry. Depending on how long ago the best before date is, you may want to discard. Throw away anything past it’s expiration date.
Follow our Nutrition Team on their journey as they take stock of their own pantries
Take picture or video in front of your pantry and announce 1 SMART goal for your pantry.
Stoney Nakoda receives national award for pandemic response
Nov. 13 — Stoney Nakoda First Nation’s COVID-19 pandemic response received national recognition from the IAEM Canada National Prepared Community award.
Stoney Nakoda Emergency Management director Mike Crawford, Bearspaw First Nation Chief Darcy Dixon, Chiniki First Nation Chief Aaron Young and Wesley First Nation Chief Clifford Poucette were on hand to receive the award on Nov. 13. The award recognized the Nation’s preparedness and the precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event marked the first time a First Nation community received the award.
The IAEM-CAN Prepared Community Award takes into consideration the following criteria:
- The community demonstrated the Emergency Management Principles of mitigation and preparedness that enhanced the public safety of their community.
- The community had a dedicated preparedness program in place.
- The community demonstrated progressive development of their preparedness program from recent years.
The community’s preparedness program benefitted people, businesses, and the community.