You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

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

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201862 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:

Send To Friend Email Print Story

Comments are closed.

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More