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Source: Government of Saskatchewan

Released on December 15, 2020

Application deadline extended to January 15, 2021

Today, First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs Minister Don McMorris announced that an additional $100,000 would be made available for projects that address inter-personal violence and raise awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).  This is in addition to the $300,000 announced in June.

“The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to meaningful and lasting reconciliation for the benefit of all Saskatchewan residents,” McMorris said.  “These additional funds will further help community based organizations draw attention to this vitally important issue, as well as the finding within the National Inquiry.”

The $400,000 in total funding makes up the Government of Saskatchewan’s First Nations and Métis Community Partnership Projects Program for 2020-21.

The grant program is open to:

  • First Nations Band Councils or Tribal Councils;
  • Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Locals;
  • First Nations or Métis representative organizations;
  • Indigenous non-profit organizations;
  • Non-Indigenous, non-profit organization seeking partnerships with Indigenous communities or whose programs/services benefit a primarily First Nations or Métis clientele; and
  • Provincial municipalities.

The deadline to submit applications has been extended to January 15, 2021.

Currently, five projects have received funding from the grant program:

  • Engaging Young Leaders of Today by Big Brothers Big Sisters Yorkton Area;
  • The Treaty Land Sharing Network by the Office of the Treaty Commissioner;
  • Women & Girls Wellness Group by the La Loche Friendship Centre;
  • Grandmothers’ Teachings by the Treaty Education Alliance; and
  • The Family Wellness and Healing Project by the Northwest Friendship Centre Inc.

Interested organizations can contact fnmr@gov.sk.ca or call 306-798-0183 for detailed application information.  Applicants are encouraged to follow all provincial current health orders and direction from the province’s chief medical health officer related to COVID-19 when considering their proposal.

For more information, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/first-nations-citizens/saskatchewan-first-nations-metis-and-northern-initiatives/first-nations-and-metis-community-engagement-projects.

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For more information, contact:

Jonathan Tremblay
Government Relations
Regina
Phone: 306-787-6156
Email: jonathan.tremblay@gov.sk.ca

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