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Metis leader applauds funding in fed’s budget – The South Peace News

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201879 Views

A local Metis leader supports additional funding in the recent federal budget to enhance Indigenous communities.

Metis Settlements General Council president Gerald Cunningham, of East Prairie, says the funding is welcome as more details are known.

“We will enthusiastically pursue every opportunity to improve the quality of life for our Metis Settlements members,” he says.

The Feb. 27 budget committed $1.3 billion over six years for new funding for First Nations child and family services.

Another figure was $172.6 million over three years for clean drinking water, on top of $1.8 billion in 2016.

Cunningham notes several key funding points.

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