Aboriginal Healing Foundation Programs Threatened

Churchill MP Niki Ashton, Sagkeeng First Nation Chief Donovan Fontaine and Black River First Nation Chief Sheldon Kent held a press conference Wednesday to call on Ottawa to extend the programming funded through the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, whose programs are set to wind down at the end of March after a decade in operation. A spokesperson for Minister Strahl stated he understands the organization’s importance supporting community-based healing initiatives and a decision whether or not to extend funding is forthcoming.