Northern Saskatchewan MP Objects to Proposed Boundary Changes

Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River Conservative MP Rob Clarke has accused the federal boundaries commission of “gerrymandering” in regards to proposed boundary changes which he says would make his riding more “homogeneous.” Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson took umbrage with Clarke’s comments and wrote the Parliamentary committee reviewing the proposals, saying she was offended by the suggestion of too many First Nations constituents.
By Janet French, The StarPhoenix

On Reserve Education Funding Lacking

A study released by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN), shows that federally funded on-reserve schools receive 40 to 50 per cent less funding than provincially funded off-reserve schools. A spokesperson for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada said, “…we believe that we fund on a comparable level to the provinces…’.
By Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix March 27, 2013

Government of Canada Helps Homeless in Nunavut

The Hamlet of Kugaaruk, Nunavut is receiving $94,000 in funding from the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) to assist people who are homeless after escaping domestic violence. The funding will be used to renovate and provide furnishings for a house that is owned by the Hamlet of Kugaaruk, which will be used as an emergency shelter for up to six people.