THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - November 14, 2019 (LSN) Ontario's government is continuing to support Indigenous communities by investing in economic development, skills training and capital projects. Nishnawbe Aski Nation Annual Chiefs Fall Assembly in Thunder Bay, Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, announced that the province is investing in six Nishnawbe Aski Nation First Nation communities through the Indigenous Economic Development Fund. The combined $540,000 investment will support community-led economic development projects:
"Investing in economic development projects in Northern First Nation communities is an essential part of promoting economic prosperity across the North," said Minister Rickford. "These community-led initiatives are providing opportunities for economic and job growth, and we are proud to support these projects throughout our province."
"We are pleased that Ontario has provided funding to expand economic development and infrastructure to more remote First Nations," said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. "This is a vital investment that will allow for the development of much needed economic opportunities for these six NAN communities. The funding will strengthen communities by providing the opportunity to plan for employment and create a better quality of life."
Creating opportunities for Indigenous people to achieve personal, professional and financial success is part of Ontario's commitment to creating a better future for all Ontarians.
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