Government of Canada enhances support to Indigenous communities to respond to and heal from the ongoing impacts of residential schools – Anishinabek News

August 12, 2021

OTTAWA, TRADITIONAL TERRITORY OF THE ALGONQUIN ANISHINAABEG NATION (Aug. 10, 2021) – The Government of Canada is taking further action to enhance support for Indigenous peoples and communities as they continue to respond to and heal from the intergenerational trauma of residential schools. Canada is listening and will continue to listen to First Nations, Inuit and Métis Survivors and their families. In order to create a historical record of children who did not return home from residential schools, and Canada continues to support communities as they locate burial sites and commemorate and memorialize the innocent lost lives.

Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, to announce $321 million in additional support for Indigenous-led, Survivor-centric and culturally informed initiatives and investments to help Indigenous communities respond to and heal from the ongoing impacts of residential schools.

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