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Portage’s Urban Indigenous Gets Additional Government Funding –

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 202020 Views

29 July 2020

Funding has recently been provided for urban indigenous needs throughout Portage la Prairie.

Portage Community Revitalization Corporation Indigenous Community Coordinator Cornell Pashe says they received some emergency response funding from the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, or Indigenous Service Canada a short while ago. A call-out was made to fund urban indigenous needs, and we were successful in obtaining $33,000.

“During that time there was a second call at $75-million and our same proposal that we submitted the first time around made it to that second stage,” continues Pashe. “So, there was additional $58,000. So, in total, we were able to receive almost $85,000 so we could distribute it amongst the community.”

Community Facilitator Vienna Muise outlines some of the organizations that benefited.

“I typically deal with grants,” says Muise. “In my role here, talking to those different organizations, ROK (Recreation Opportunities for Kids Central) recognized that there were children at home doing education and parents that may or may not be able to help them out, some that are working, some that just don’t really know how to do it.”

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