Government asking for an extra $2.1 billion for Indigenous programs

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/indigenous-government-spending-blockades-1.5470670

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

Proposed initiatives range from forgiving land claims loans to preserving Indigenous languages Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is asking Parliament to spend an additional $2.1 billion on Indigenous programs and initiatives, above and beyond what MPs already have approved. While $2 billion of the proposed spending for Indigenous services would be new money, supplementary estimates tabled in Parliament show that more than $53 million in net transfers from various departments would go to a wide range of Indigenous programs and projects. Among other things, the government is proposing an additional $52.9 million for the RCMP for First Nations Community Policing Services and $1.2 million for Library and Archives Canada to help it preserve Indigenous culture and language recordings.