Indigenous organizations fear Budget 2021 allocations ignore them – NNSL Media

Indigenous organizations fear Budget 2021 allocations ignore them – NNSL Media

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202182 Views

Some Indigenous organizations in the NWT feel excluded from the $18 billion earmarked for Indigenous peoples in Budget 2021.

Released by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on April 19, the new budget proposes $18 billion in investments to narrow gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and bring about further reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation.

But when it comes to how much the budget allocation will benefit NWT Métis, it depends on which Métis organization will receive funding.

Garry Bailey, president of the NWT Métis Nation (NWTMN), said he doesn’t expect his organization to receive any of the $18 billion.

Read More: https://www.nnsl.com/nwtnewsnorth/indigenous-organizations-fear-budget-2021-allocations-ignore-them/

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