Together with First Nations, we’ve laid the groundwork for a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship built on trust, partnership, & mutual respect. Our work is not done, but we’ve reached major milestones and meaningful results for Indigenous peoples across the country. Thread ⤵️
To improve access to safe and affordable housing, we’ve started building nearly 16,000 housing units on reserve.
We also made historic investments to upgrade & strengthen water systems in First Nations communities so that every First Nations person living on reserve has clean and safe drinking water. As of this April, 83 long-term drinking water advisories had been lifted.
To help kids access the services they need to thrive, we implemented an expanded Jordan’s Principle program. And the difference it has made is clear: under our approach, 227,000 requests have been approved and are making a real difference in the lives of First Nations children.
In partnership with First Nations, we developed a new approach to fund education so First Nations kids have a real and fair chance at success. And we're supporting language, culture & special education programs, and full-time kindergarten.
For generations, Indigenous children have been forcibly removed from their parents & uprooted from their communities. In February, we introduced legislation that will help reduce the number of kids in foster care, give them a better start in life, & reunite more families.
In December 2015, we launched a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The final report will be available in just a few weeks, and we'll work together with First Nations to end this ongoing tragedy once and for all.
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