Indigenous Services Minister committed to ‘closing infrastructure gap’ for fire resources in First Nations – CBC

Feb 08, 2023

Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation frustrated it took death of a child for government to address disparity

Canada’s minister of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) said work is underway to address infrastructure deficits in First Nations.

Last month, a 10-year-old girl died in a house fire in Peawanuck.

Patty Hajdu called the fatal house fire ‘heart-breaking.’

The remote northern Ontario community in Weenusk First Nation did not have the fire resources to put out the fire before the girl died.

  • 10-year-old girl killed in fire in remote Cree northern Ontario community with no fire services
  • People from First Nations 10 times more likely to die in a fire, says Indigenous Fire Marshal

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