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Saskatchewan budget sees more money for First Nation, Métis issues – APTN News

Mar 26, 2022

First Nations and Métis Peoples in Saskatchewan are getting a 20 per cent boost in cash from the province according to the latest provincial budget.

According to the numbers, the yearly budget for First Nations and Métis initiatives will be $233 million. The money will be spread out over gaming, duty to consult initiatives, career training, on-reserve policing and post-secondary programs.

There is also money for the Métis Addictions Council and alternative justice. The Saskatchewan Income Support Payments plan includes a budget of $11.4 million.

People under the plan will see their monthly income go up by $30 and shelter benefits by $25 per month.

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