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Dene Nation ‘not happy’ with distribution of $600M in funding for on-reserve housing – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201826 Views

Chief says there is ‘lack of clarity’ over whether N.W.T. communities can access funding

Nov 12, 2018

The Dene Nation is looking to the federal government for clarity about $600 million in funding announced for on-reserve housing, because the majority of Indigenous people in the Northwest Territories don’t live on reserves.

“We have two reserves in the Northwest Territories, and 98 per cent of our communities are off reserves,” said Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya. “Some on federal land, some are still negotiating a settlement agreement. We’re very unique.”

The uniqueness is part of the problem. “They were telling us there is other money we could apply for … there’s certainly a lack of clarity as to [how] the Northern nations such as the Northwest Territories can access this money.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/dene-nation-on-reserve-housing-frustration-1.4898190

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