P.A. Urban Aboriginal Strategy In The Works

Monday, October 15, 2007 at 13:29



The federal government has announced it will spend $400,000 to help develop an urban Aboriginal strategy for Prince Albert.


The money is coming out of a larger $68.5 million national commitment announced earlier this year.


Wanda Carter is one of two people appointed to spearhead the Prince Albert project.


Among other things, she says work will begin on identifying various problems that keep Aboriginal citizens from realizing opportunities in training, housing and economic development.


Carter says more needs to be done to get social agencies on the same page.


She feels there’s too much duplication of services in the city.


Carter also believes one of the barriers keeping grassroots citizens back is the fierce competition by urban organizations for federal money.


A public forum to gather feedback on the project will take place Thursday afternoon at St. Mary’s High School.