Helping with Online Crisis Communications

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One such organization is the First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC), who quickly recognized that a dedicated website would give clarity and strong support to their community members across the province. Over the weekend, we helped their team launch a one-stop information hub with important news, financial resources, and health directives related to COVID-19.

For their community members, the site offers access to clear and easy-to-understand information, and it provides actionable updates and policies to support First Nations leadership. A single hub saves time and prevents the confusion of navigating many websites with different messages and continuous updates. 

Speed is critical with the provincial, federal, and global landscape changing so quickly. Thanks to a strong working relationship with the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, both our teams acted fast to clarify needs and get the website launched in five days. In the current situation, it is especially important that FNLC staff can execute site updates efficiently from anywhere and that the streamlined platform can load quickly, regardless of connection speed.

First Nations peoples face the inherent uncertainties and challenges of this pandemic, with added concerns for communities lacking access to urgent respiratory care, necessary sanitation supplies, medicines, equipment, and food supplies. Using this platform, FLNC can help community leaders communicate the immediate need for social distancing, share how they are advocating for First Nations concerns, and enable people to get information quickly to help prevent the spread of the virus and protect vulnerable communities.

In the days since British Columbia declared a state of emergency, the team at FNLC has worked tirelessly to support urban and remote First Nations communities across the province. FNLC is a group of political executives from the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, who coordinate approaches to issues relevant to First Nations peoples in B.C.

See the emergency website here

If we can help you, please connect with our team.