Hi, I’m perusing your archives looking for a post about the funding process for reserves/bands that debunks the “grants from taxpayer dollars” myth, as well as describing the process of applying for and receiving funds from the federal government. I can’t find the post and I don’t recall the title. It was a detailed piece about the allocation of funds in the federal budget process, the time lag for receiving funds due to all the assessment and business reporting required, the hiring of vetted contractors, and the time crunch especially for northern communities who have a very narrow window of time to break ground and actually get the work done due to the weather and location. Thanks in advance!
In order to truly address the education issue for Aboriginal peoples in Canada, there is also a need for improved education of non-Aboriginal children on Canadian history and issues affecting Aboriginal people. Non-Aboriginal people cannot fulfill their treaty responsibilities, work for justice or interact respectfully with Aboriginal people if they do not understand the history of relations between their peoples or the basics of Aboriginal cultures. There are efforts being made to encourage the inclusion of Aboriginal history and cultures in school curriculum by organizations and individuals such as the Indigenous Education Network and the Coalition for the Advancement of Aboriginal Studies. To learn more about the Indigenous Education Network, visit - , click “Resources,” click “Education” and scroll down to “Indigenous Education Network. To visit the Coalition for the Advancement of Aboriginal Studies, go to /caas/