Biigtigong Nishnaabeg - Why We Should Stay Home

Protecting Life

This video communicates a message to Biigtigong Nishnaabeg. The message comes from love – a deep profound love – for each of you, our community. It is a message about our Biigtigong Nishnaabe identity and our Biigtigong way of life.
We have much to protect: individual lives, our collective being, our future as a people.
We have a chance here and now to do something absolutely amazing – to collectively slow the spread of COVID-19, to flatten the curve, and ultimately save lives. It is not too late.
If we all embrace our responsibility and follow the recommended measures, we can mitigate the spread of this deadly virus and its potential impacts.
May each of us find the strength, courage, and determination to overcome the challenges that are before us.
Hopefully this video provides some additional perspective on what we are all at risk of losing.
We must protect life.
Toward the end of this video, we have provided for you, in our Biigtigong dialect, some of the key life-saving actions recommended in our fight against COVID-19. These recommendations are our biggest weapons – and each of us are capable of putting them into practice.
Let’s be kind. Let’s practice love. Let’s protect life.