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This page provides links to online resources dealing with the ways Covid-19 public health directives are affecting the lives of British Columbians.
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This list is a starting point and is not meant to be exhaustive. It is not intended to give legal advice on your particular legal problem.
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==Common legal questions==
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==Common legal questions==
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Aboriginal Legal Aid BC: [https://aboriginal.legalaid.bc.ca/questions-and-answers Your legal questions answered]
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*This Q&A style guide answers common legal questions from Indigenous people about children, parenting, and Gladue reports.
    
People's Law School: [https://www.peopleslawschool.ca/everyday-legal-problems/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-your-legal-questions-answered Coronavirus: Your Legal Questions Answered]
 
People's Law School: [https://www.peopleslawschool.ca/everyday-legal-problems/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-your-legal-questions-answered Coronavirus: Your Legal Questions Answered]
 
* Q&A on your legal rights, written by lawyers in plain language. Includes getting paid, temporary layoff, taking time off work, options when being self-employed, employees rights.
 
* Q&A on your legal rights, written by lawyers in plain language. Includes getting paid, temporary layoff, taking time off work, options when being self-employed, employees rights.
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==Legal help & lawyers==
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Legal Aid BC: [https://legalaid.bc.ca/legal_aid Legal Aid Services]
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* During Covid-19 Legal Aid is providing phone-only services.
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* To apply for legal aid call 604-408-2172 or 1-866-577-2525, or contact your local legal aid agent who can be found on the [https://lss.bc.ca/legal_aid/legalAidLocations Legal Aid BC website].
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==Legal help & lawyers==
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Legal Aid BC: [https://aboriginal.legalaid.bc.ca/legal-system-under-covid-19 Legal system under COVID-19]
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* Links to resources about legal aid applications, child protection and parents legal centres, First Nations/Indigenous courts, and Native Courtworkers.
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Legal Services Society: [https://aboriginal.legalaid.bc.ca/coronavirus-update Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC: Covid-19 Updates]
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Indigenous Community Legal Clinic: [https://allard.ubc.ca/community-clinics/indigenous-community-legal-clinic Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update]
* Links to resources about legal aid applications, parents legal centres, First Nations court, and Native Courtworkers.
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* This free legal resource for Indigenous people seeking legal help is currently working remotely, over phone and email.  
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* Phone: 604-822-1311
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* Email: iclc@allard.ubc.ca
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Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia: [https://nccabc.ca/coronavirus-response/ Coronavirus Response]
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* Contact information for Native Courtworker support in communities around the province during the court closure.
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==Family Law==
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==Family law==
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Legal Services Society: [https://aboriginal.legalaid.bc.ca/questions-and-answers Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC: Your Legal Questions Answered]
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Legal Aid BC: [https://aboriginal.legalaid.bc.ca/questions-and-answers Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC: Your Legal Questions Answered]
 
* Q&A covering the impact of Covid-19 on child protection, parenting arrangements, and Gladue reports.
 
* Q&A covering the impact of Covid-19 on child protection, parenting arrangements, and Gladue reports.
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Indigenous Services Canada: [https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1568396042341/1568396159824?utm_campaign=not-applicable&utm_medium=vanity-url&utm_source=canada-ca_jordans-principle Jordan's Principle]
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* Jordan's Principle services will continue during the COVID-19 state of emergency. This page has more information about Jordan's Principle.
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Indigenous Services Canada: [https://www.bcafn.ca/sites/default/files/docs/news/COVID-19%20-%20Accessing%20financial%20benefits%20and%20support.pdf Accessing Financial Benefits and Support during the COVID-19 Outbreak]
 
Indigenous Services Canada: [https://www.bcafn.ca/sites/default/files/docs/news/COVID-19%20-%20Accessing%20financial%20benefits%20and%20support.pdf Accessing Financial Benefits and Support during the COVID-19 Outbreak]
 
* Information on how to access financial benefits for individuals, families, communities, those who are unable to work, seniors, students, and businesses.
 
* Information on how to access financial benefits for individuals, families, communities, those who are unable to work, seniors, students, and businesses.
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Indigenous Services Canada: [https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1589482172842/1589482223346 Examples of how COVID-19 supports can help Indigenous individuals]
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* This resource provides links to the government supports that individuals with different financial and family circumstances are eligible to access.
    
First Nations Leadership Council: [https://www.fnlcemergency.ca/quick-guide-individuals-covid19 Quick Guide for Individuals: COVID-19 Response Plan]
 
First Nations Leadership Council: [https://www.fnlcemergency.ca/quick-guide-individuals-covid19 Quick Guide for Individuals: COVID-19 Response Plan]
 
* A regularly updated information page that outlines the available government supports during Covid-19 and how to access them.
 
* A regularly updated information page that outlines the available government supports during Covid-19 and how to access them.
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BC Public Service Secretariat: [https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.204/15f.472.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/individual.pdf Resources for All BC First Nation Individuals]
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* A list of financial resources and benefits available from the federal and provincial governments to Indigenous individuals in BC.
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BC Public Service Secretariat: [https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.204/15f.472.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/At-a-Glance-tax-returns-Apr-25-002.pdf Personal Income Tax Returns for BC First Nations]
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* Information and tips on filing personal income tax returns to help people secure their Covid-19 benefits and credits.
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Indigenous Services Canada: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPkDOiiMVUk COVID-19 - How Indigenous people can access services and new benefits]
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* This video from Indigenous Canada describes how Indigenous people can access financial support using the Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. The [https://www.youtube.com/user/AANDCanada/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=1 Indigenous Services Canada YouTube channel] has more videos about COVID-19 in many different languages.
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Indigenous Services Canada: [https://www.bcafn.ca/sites/default/files/docs/news/COVID-19%20Community%20Guide.pdf COVID-19: First Nations Community Guide on Accessing Additional Supports]
 
Indigenous Services Canada: [https://www.bcafn.ca/sites/default/files/docs/news/COVID-19%20Community%20Guide.pdf COVID-19: First Nations Community Guide on Accessing Additional Supports]
 
* Information and guidance on how Indigenous communities can access additional funding during Covid-19 and how they can prepare for an outbreak in their community, including information about obtaining personal protective equipment.
 
* Information and guidance on how Indigenous communities can access additional funding during Covid-19 and how they can prepare for an outbreak in their community, including information about obtaining personal protective equipment.
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==Federal Indian Day School Class Action==
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Federal Indian Day School Class Action: [https://indiandayschools.com/en/contact/presentations/ Community Assistance Sessions by Video Conference]
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* An update on how to receive assistance on completing the Federal Indian Day School Class Action claim forms during Covid-19. In-person assistance has been suspended during the pandemic, but virtual info sessions and legal support is still being offered.
     

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