Concrete gestures pointing in the right direction following the courageous revelations by Aboriginal women
Nov 04, 2015, 10:31 ET
VAL-D'OR, QC, Nov. 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Val-d'Or Native Friendship Centre (VDNFC) welcomes the investments announced by the premier of Quebec concerning the services offered to the Aboriginal community in Val-d'Or.
"We can look to the future with the hope of seeing a genuine desire take root to rectify the historical injustices perpetrated against Aboriginal people, particularly the women and children who make up the heart of our Nations," said NFCVD Board of Directors President Oscar Kistabish.
In concrete terms, these investments will go towards improving the social housing for Aboriginal families in Val-d'Or and the opening of an innovative cultural site to promote harmonious relations between the people in the region. They will also serve to allow a culturally relevant response to Aboriginal homelessness and to improve first-line services, especially for women and their families who have been shaken by the events that have been roundly condemned these past few weeks.
"I am encouraged not only because these are concrete actions which will allow us to meet such urgent needs, but also because they represent the tangible expression of the government's desire to take long term measures in order to resolve a situation that has gone on far too long," added VDNFC Executive Director Edith Cloutier
About the Val-d'Or Native Friendship Centre
The Val-d'Or Native Friendship Centre is an urban services clearinghouse which provides a living environment and cultural anchor for our First Peoples. Dedicated to well-being, justice and social inclusion, it promotes harmonious co-existence in our region.
SOURCE Regroupement des Centres d'amitié autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ)
For further information: Nathalie Fiset, Administrative Services Coordinator, (819) 825-8299 (ext. 251)
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