- Partner News
- Media Releases
- Mainstream News
MARCH 19, 2014
The 2014-15 Provincial Budget continues the Saskatchewan government’s strong support of programs and partnership initiatives that improve the quality of life for First Nations and Métis people.
The Budget allocates $189.2 million for program funding targeted primarily for First Nations and Métis organizations and individuals. That’s an increase of $4.4 million or 2.4 per cent from the funding in last year’s budget. This funding is in addition to provincial programs accessible to the general population – services that also benefit First Nations and Métis people.
“First Nations and Métis people are a key part of our growing economy and we must ensure they have the education and training they need to take full advantage of the opportunities that exist in Saskatchewan today,” Government Relations Minister Jim Reiter said.
Budget highlights include:
The government, through the Ministry of the Economy, is also providing $1.0 million as part of its continuing commitment to the North American Indigenous Games, a major sporting and cultural event to be held July 20-27 in Regina.
For more information, contact:
Email: [email protected]
493 total views, 2 views today