Federal budget leads to optimism among Nova Scotia aboriginal leaders – CBC

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Federal budget leads to optimism among Nova Scotia aboriginal leaders – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 2016239 Views

Mar 23, 2016

Money for education and clean drinking water highlighted by local leaders

Mi’kmaq leaders in Nova Scotia are confident Tuesday’s federal budget is a significant step towards bringing First Nations education and drinking water standards nearer to the Canadian average.

“I’m very pleased with the investment,” said Dan Christmas, senior advisor for Membertou First Nation.

“I think that’s the proper way to think of it. The government of Canada is reinvesting in First Nation communities. And the two areas that have been the greatest concern has been the education of our children, and of course the safety of our water.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/budget-first-nations-mi-kmaq-nova-scotia-leaders-1.3503926

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