Over $300M earmarked for Indigenous communities as Justin Trudeau unveils COVID-19 relief measures – APTN News

March 18, 2020

In Ottawa, the federal government said more support is coming for Indigenous communities.

In front of Rideau Cottage – where he and his family remain in self-isolation – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled an $82-billion response package on Wednesday.

Of that money, $305 million is for Indigenous communities.

“To support immediate needs in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation communities, we are setting up a distinctions-based Indigenous community support fund,” he said.

“These are some of the things our government is doing to make sure that no matter where you live, what you do, or who you are, you will get the support you need during this time. In Canada, public health should never hinge on financial consideration.”

Concrete details remain scarce.

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