$1.9 million in nation-rebuilding funding going to Manitoba First Nations, Indigenous organizations – Thompson Citizen

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 2019128 Views

February 20, 2019

Manitoba First Nations and Indigenous organizations are receiving $1.9 million collectively this fiscal year to support nation-rebuilding efforts, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett announced in Winnipeg Feb. 13.

The money from the department’s nation rebuilding program is going to Norway House Cree Nation, the Island Lake Tribal Council and Treaty No. 5 First Nations in Northern Manitoba, as well as to Treaty No. 2 and Treaty No. 1 First Nations in the province’s southern half.

“First Nations are working hard to build strong and self-reliant Indigenous nations,” said Bennett in a news release. “Nation-rebuilding investments accelerate the path to self-determination by providing the resources for reconstituting nations and creating a governance of their own choosing. Reconciliation requires renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples based upon the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.”

Read More: https://www.thompsoncitizen.net/news/nickel-belt/1-9-million-in-nation-rebuilding-funding-going-to-manitoba-first-nations-indigenous-organizations-1.23639526

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