The Nistawoyou Native Friendship Centre is receiving a provincial grant to continue its work with vulnerable Indigenous Peoples.
The organization is splitting $150,000 with four other Native Friendship Centres in the province.
“Alberta’s government is committed to making Alberta a safer place for Indigenous women, girls, and 2S+ people. These grants to community organizations will prevent violence by strengthening supports and creating opportunities for healing,” says Rick Wilson, Minister of Indigenous Relations.
The funding is intended to help them to continue and expand culturally safe and Indigenous-led programming for vulnerable Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBT+ peoples and supports for families of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls.
“Demand for these supports has increased significantly post-pandemic and our friendship centres are needed more than ever in providing these programs,” says Jeanette MacInnis, acting Executive Director – Alberta Native Friendship Associations.