Nation building at forefront of federal funding initiative

By Marc Lalonde, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The federal government took another step in the long road to Reconciliation when it announced it had opened the annual call for proposals from eligible Indigenous communities looking to fund projects that will continue to make Indigenous communities safer and more sustainable places to live, the federal minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations announced last week. The Nation Rebuilding Project is part of a $100 million investment made in 2018 that would seen $20 million annually doled out to projects that helped rebuild Indigenous communities marginalized by the government’s destructive colonial policies. The funding will support ‘constitution development, community engagement and consultation,’ in First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities from coast to oast to coast in a way `that responds to their unique needs and…

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