Ontario silent on which communities receive funds to search for missing children remains

By Victoria Gray Writer The Ontario government is keeping mum on what communities are receiving money to search former residential school lands and how much they are getting. The Six Nations Survivor’s Secretariat was told with 18 residential schools all Ontario could offer then was $400,000 over three years because monies needed were being split evenly between communities. That information was made public on October 28 when Six Nations Elected Chief Mark Hill wrote a letter to Premier Doug Ford. The Survivor’s Secretariat asked for $3 million a year for three years, but needs about $3 million a year to finance the entire search of 500 acres of the Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford. On November 4, the provincial government announced it would double its commitment to help communities…

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