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Feds promise $2.3M for training hundreds of Indigenous people in N.W.T. – CBC

Michael McLeod says government recognizes need to provide more support for Indigenous people in Canada

May 16, 2018

The federal government announced $2.3 million over four years for Dechita Naowo — an organization in Ndilo, N.W.T., that offers free training in areas like environmental monitoring, construction and administration.

The territory’s MP Michael McLeod made the announcement in Ndilo on behalf of Patty Hajdu, Canada’s minister of employment, workforce development and labour.

“The government’s recognized that we need to provide better supports for Indigenous people across the country,” said McLeod.

He referred to the high unemployment among Indigenous people in Canada’s North. McLeod said investing in this program will help prepare people for job opportunities that they would otherwise not be qualified for.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/feds-promise-2-3m-for-training-hundreds-of-indigenous-people-in-n-w-t-1.4664728

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