PROVINCIAL BUDGET DISAPPOINTING FOR NISHNAWBE ASKI NATION
THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy said the cash-strapped Ontario budget announced today does nothing significant for the First Nations people nor does it address the core issues facing First Nations.
“In tough economic times, it is always the marginalized people that feel it the most, specifically Aboriginal people,” said Grand Chief Beardy. “Ontario is pinching its dollars in places we need to see more funds flow and that’s where the marginalized people are most affected. NAN covers two-thirds of Ontario yet we don’t see much in this budget that benefits this part of the province for First Nations.”