04 Mar Aboriginal leaders offer a skeptical take on budget promises: Assembly of First Nations chief disappointed with education commitment (The Globe and Mail)

The federal budget promised funding for aboriginal health, skills training and counselling for residential-school survivors, as well as a small but significant amount to address the country’s missing women crisis. But it largely ignored the issue the Assembly of First Nations has made its No....

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04 Mar Stimulus funds found for aboriginal communities: $170-million to address suicide and infant mortality rates that are disproportionately high in remote communities (The Globe and Mail)

The violence, poverty and social issues that plague Canada’s aboriginal population will be targeted with millions of dollars in new funding announced in Thursday’s budget.  A small but symbolic amount of $5-million has been set aside in each of the next two years to look...

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