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Federal budget 2021: $18 billion is a step towards closing gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities – UCalgary News
by ahnationtalk onApril 21, 2021181 Views
April 21, 2021
Indigenous communities have been historically underserved and under-resourced, writes Kerry Black, Schulich School of Engineering, in Conversation Canada
There is no denying that the landscape of our collective reality has shifted dramatically since the pandemic began. Budget 2021 reveals significant investments in COVID-19 relief efforts, job creation and building a resilient economy.
But where does the 2021 budget stand on investments in Indigenous people and communities?
The pandemic continues to pose significant and unique risks to Indigenous people. They are disproportionately at risk of public health emergencies, and have been battling systemic and social inequities all while fighting COVID-19. Investment needs are both urgent and substantial.