Last week, I spent two days with Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott, seeing her passion for and dedication to Indigenous issues up close. Her compassion is inspiring!
On Thursday (September 6), we attended the official opening of Southeast Collegiate in south Winnipeg with area MP Terry Duguid. Southeast Collegiate is unique as an Indigenous-led high school that offers innovative programming in areas such as Indigenous languages, cultural programming, and land based education.
With Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and Minister Jane Philpott at the official opening of Southeast Collegiate
Minister Philpott then announced an investment of nearly $68 million across Canada for First Nation-led health transformation, over the next three years. Manitoba will receive $42 million which will be primarily focused on the North, in partnership with Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO).
On Friday (September 7), we headed to Norway House with colleague Doug Eyolfson for a historic announcement. Minister Philpott announced $100 million over the next five years for the construction of the Norway House Cree Nation Health Centre of Excellence. It will be a fully integrated health facility which will provide emergency, in-patient, diagnostic community-based programs and services to the 8,000 residents of Norway House Cree Nation and the surrounding region.
A great way to start as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services – in my home province!
Read more about these announcements here:
– Southeast Collegiate: https://www.canada.ca/…/southeast-collegiate-celebrates-gra…
– First Nation-led health transformation: https://www.canada.ca/…/government-of-canada-investing-near…
– Norway House Cree Nation Health Centre of Excellence: https://www.canada.ca/…/norway-house-cree-nation-receives-1…