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Not enough funding to cover all Indigenous language program requests, group says – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2019113 Views

Total cost of project applications ‘very much in excess’ of available funds

Sep 06, 2019

There is not enough money available to cover what Saskatchewan groups want to do with Indigenous language instruction.

That’s the word from the Saskatoon-based Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre (SICC), which administered approximately $3 million in funding from the federal government’s Aboriginal Languages Initiative for 45 projects across the province over the last two years.

SICC special projects co-ordinator Garry Anaquod said there were almost 50 applicants in the past year alone. He said the funding that was requested was “very much in excess of the amount of money that was available.”

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