B.C. to provide up to $475,000 to First Nation communities in search for Indigenous remains – Montreal Gazette

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B.C. to provide up to $475,000 to First Nation communities in search for Indigenous remains – Montreal Gazette

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 20219 Views

Jul 20, 2021

The government also announced the appointment of Charlene Belleau and Lydia Hwitsum as First Nations liaisons to help the communities as the search for remains continues

The B.C. government says it will provide immediate funding to 21 First Nation communities to help with searches for human remains at former residential schools or hospitals.

Murray Rankin, the minister of Indigenous relations and reconciliation, said on Tuesday that each community can receive up to $475,000 as it carries out searches, planning, technical work and archival research, while also engaging with elders, survivors and other First Nations that have an interest in an area.

Read More: https://montrealgazette.com/news/b-c-provides-funding-to-first-nation-communities-for-residential-school-searches

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