Brock Indigenous Studies instructor delivers support to elders in need

April 8, 2020

Brock University Indigenous Studies Instructor April Powless, who co-owns Mohawk Towing / Porter Trucking and Construction in Ohsweken, Ontario, has been working to deliver groceries and other items to elders and vulnerable community members at the Six Nations Reserve. “We were watching everyone raising concern and facing struggles finding basic supplies,” said Powless. “This made us worried about some of the more vulnerable populations on the Six Nations Reserve.” The company recently announced a new partnership with the Six Nations Food Bank to further ensure that everyone remains safe. “I think in times of crisis, that’s when our character and strength are tested,” said Powless. “Our young people look to how we respond to this. If we respond in fear, it will lead to more fear. I hope that people are able to push past those initial fears to reach out to neighbours and elders who should not be out to help them self-isolate and keep them safe.” Brock U