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BC supports First Nations training in Burns Lake area – BCLocalNews

Burns Lake Band and Wet’suwet’en benefit from new funding

Nov. 14, 2017

The B.C. government is providing $400,000 to support a range of training programs for Wet’suwet’en First Nation and the Burns Lake Band.

Up to 38 participants will benefit from parts and warehouse training, professional development, Indigenous negotiations training, a work experience partnership program, and craft construction.

These programs are aimed at helping members prepare for new jobs and careers across their traditional territories.

“This announcement, which will provide funding dollars to train our people for careers and not short-term jobs, is great,” said Burns Lake Band Chief Dan George. “It’s vital for our people to have long-term jobs.”

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