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Winnipeg (MB), Apr 6 (Canadian-Media): Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations highlighted, while speaking at an event in at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at Winnipeg today, the federal government’s proposed Indigenous-related investments in Federal Budget 2019 investing in the Middle Class, media reports said.
Minister Carolyn Bennett also discussed how the Government was investing in areas of critical need for Indigenous communities, including education, mental wellness, housing, to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
“Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action is a critical step in Canada's journey of reconciliation...Our government is working across all departments to realize the vision of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Budget 2019 has made significant investments to further this important work,” said Carolyn Bennett.
Budget 2019 proposes to provide $1.2 billion over three years, beginning in 2019–20 to help First Nations children access important health and social services.
Other areas which would be considered by Federal Budget 2019 are; forgiving and reimbursing loans to allow more than 200 Indigenous communities to reinvest in their priorities like governance, infrastructure and economic development ; improve access to clean drinking water, support the revitalization of Indigenous languages; help First Nations communities prepare for emergencies and adapt to the threats of climate change; ensure that First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples are able to fully contribute to and share in Canada’s economic success; Enable First Nations, Inuit and Métis students to have better access to post-secondary education; provide $126.5 million in 2020–21 to establish a National Council for Reconciliation; Provide $15.2 million over three years to help ensure that the voices of First Nation, Inuit and Métis youth are heard and to support Indigenous youth reconciliation initiatives, through an Indigenous youth pilot program delivered by Canadian Roots Exchange, responding to Call to Action 66.
Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE) is a community of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth committed to building honest and equitable relationships.