Minister re-announces Indigenous youth funding, says it’s ‘key’ to reconciliation – Star Phoenix

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201985 Views

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Indigenous youth activists hope federal funding will make their voices heard in Ottawa.

At a news conference in Saskatoon on Tuesday, Minister of Crown-Indigenous relations Carolyn Bennett said Indigenous youth are “key” to achieving reconciliation in Canada. She re-announced $15.2 million in funding over the next three years for Canadian Roots Exchange, a Saskatoon-based charity promoting dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth.

Bennett said the money will fund a “national network to share information and best practices,” which she said will “make it much easier and more straightforward” to consult young Indigenous people on federal policy.

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