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Native friendship centres call for more funding –

Centres say federal funding has not increased in decades, despite increase in demand for services

Nov 04, 2013

Some native friendship centres in northeastern Ontario say the funding they receive from the federal government hasn’t increased in decades, despite a rising demand for services.

As the number of First Nations people living in northern cities continues to grow, so too does the need for social services.

One night each week, the N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre in downtown Sudbury opens its doors and invites the public in for moose meat soup and bannock.

A homelessness support worker said the community meal plays an important cultural role.

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