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January 17, 2023
Federal Crown-Indigenous relations minister told Sudbury.com his focus is paying long overdue bills to First Nations and closing the gap between Indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians
Crown-Indigenous relations minister, Marc Miller, has been touring First Nation communities in Northern Ontario this week.
He told Sudbury.com on Jan. 17 the tour was a chance to hear first hand the challenges and achievements of each community he visited, including making stops in Wahnapitae First Nation and M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island to meet United Chiefs and Council of Mnidoo Mnising.
Miller said that while there are always unique issues in Northern Ontario, the challenges aren’t dissimilar to threats facing all the First Nations and communities in Canada, such as cost of living inflation, mental health and addictions crises as well as the housing and infrastructure gaps that exist across Canada.
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