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Very worried’ Indigenous dads make public plea for COVID-19 compliance – CBC

Cree public health calls communities to action for the vulnerable among them

Apr 03, 2020

On Friday morning, Eugene Neeposh and his 14-year-old son Phoenix left to travel North, relieved to be leaving the COVID-19 hotspot of Montreal.

But for Eugene, the feeling of relief will only get him so far. Sources of worry are everywhere because his son is still very vulnerable.

“I’m very worried for Phoenix to be exposed to this virus,” said Eugene, before they left to head back to his home in Chibougamau, some 700 kilometres north of Montreal.

He has good reason to worry. On Feb. 27, Phoenix had one lung removed after a several-years-long battle with cancer.

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