Jordan’s Principle of helping

By Darrell Greer  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The hamlet of Baker Lake has been approved for more than $5 million in funding ($500 per month support each for kids 18 and younger, with an extra $250 for kids aged one day to three years) from the Inuit Child First Initiative/Jordan’s Principle programs through partnership with the Indigenous Kids Network of Canada . Jordan River Anderson (from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba) passed away in hospital at the age of five in 2005 due to government incompetence at the provincial and federal levels. Jordan’s Principle works to ensure First Nations youth (Inuit are also eligible) aged up to 18 (19 in some provinces) have access to the services they need. The program covers health, education and social services, including specialized…

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