HALIFAX, Oct. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples; one that makes progress on issues most important to Indigenous communities, like economic development and infrastructure.
Don Rusnak, MP for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, today congratulated Millbrook First Nation on the launch of a project to assist the development of a sustainable waste management and diversion program. Millbrook has been allocated more than $300,000 in federal funding in 2017-2018 for the development of sustainable waste management systems.
This program will reduce the amount of waste generated, reduce associated fees, mitigate environmental impacts and develop tools for community administrators to effectively manage solid waste.
Mr. Rusnak also congratulated Millbrook First Nation on the launch of its franchise restaurant. This project, part of the Millbrook Power Centre, will provide significant employment opportunities for community members and increased own source revenues for the community.
"Investing in environmental programming fosters a prosperous, healthy and safe community. Congratulations to Millbrook First Nation in pursuing community development projects that all residents, and the environment, will benefit from."
The Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services
"The Waste Diversion Center and the Diversion Starts at Home projects are viewed favorably by the Millbrook Community. These projects will be used as education tools to help establish a cleaner, more controlled solid waste management environment. Community Information Sessions have already started and will be supported through Community newsletters, providing additional information through house visits and continued information sessions."
Chief Bon Gloade
Millbrook First Nation
- Under Budget 2016, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada launched the First Nations Waste Management Initiative that will invest $409 million over a five year period.
- INAC provided $554,070 towards total costs of $1,385,175 for Millbrook First Nation to establish a franchise restaurant.
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SOURCE Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
For further information: Media may contact: Andrew MacKendrick, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott, 819-956-5372; INAC Media Relations, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, 819-953-1160