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Elder praises feds for giving cash to help MMIWG families – APTN News

Jan 13, 2022

What sounds like a small federal grant should make a big difference in the lives of some grieving families, a First Nations elder says.

“Miigwetch for giving funding so that we can go on,” Lorna Standingready told Justice Minister David Lametti during a virtual announcement Thursday.

“It costs to travel when there’s a voice calling for help.”

Lametti said Regina-based Caring Hearts Counselling would receive $332,270 over three years to develop a culturally appropriate counselling model for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) and gender diverse people.

There are as many as 4,000 MMIWG in Canada, according to a national inquiry into the issue funded by Lametti’s governing Liberals.

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