Feds invest in feasibility study for `safe space’ for N.B. First Nations

By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A pair of New Brunswick First Nations will be able to conduct what they hope will be the first step toward construction of a culturally safe space that would be welcoming to LGBTQ2S members of those nations thanks to an investment from the federal government. The $150,000 federal investment will pay for a feasibility study to assess the possibility of such a construction, something the nations’ respective chiefs agree is of paramount importance for the two communities. The funding will support studies being undertaken by Natoaganeg First Nation and Neqotkuk First Nation to determine the need for facilities that will provide culturally safe spaces for members_including women, girls and LGBTQ2S individuals_to gather and connect with their history, culture and language. Natoaganeg First Nation…

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