Labrador Indigenous groups plan how to use federal COVID-19 relief – CBC

$305 million will be shared across Canada

Apr 05, 2020

Indigenous communities in Labrador are already planning on what to do with recently allocated federal funds for COVID-19 relief.

Ottawa has earmarked $305 million to be shared among First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities around Canada.

The money will be split up into four different sections:

  • $215 million will be given to each First Nation community and will be distributed based on population, remoteness, and community well-being;
  • $45 million will be given to the four different Inuit organizations, the funds will be distributed by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and regional Inuit land claims organizations;
  • $30 million for Métis Nation communities;
  • $15 million for regional and urban Indigenous organizations supporting their members who are living away from their respective communities.

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