WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government says it’s providing $3 million in grants for nearly a dozen Indigenous and northern organizations.
Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke says the 11 organizations are doing important work to ensure Indigenous and northern Manitobans can stay connected and supported. “Providing this support means programs and services that improve social and economic outcomes for Indigenous and northern peoples are able to continue,” Clarke explains.
The Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg says they’ll use the funding to advocate for the city’s Indigenous community. “This is a practical involvement, and evidence of how our government includes Indigenous leaders and organizations in important initiatives of benefit to all citizens of our province,” says council President Damon Johnson.
Other grant recipients include the Indigenous Languages of Manitoba, Southern Chiefs Organization, the Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, the Manitoba Métis Federation, the Northern Association of Community Councils, the Eagle Urban Transition Centre, Manitoba Moon Voices, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, and Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape.