Ottawa Announces Funding For Native Youth In P.A.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 at 13:17



The federal government is putting more than $342,000 into programming for Aboriginal youth in Prince Albert.


The announcement was made this morning by local MP Randy Hoback.


The money will be used to fund anti-gang initiatives, cultural teachings and parenting assistance for Aboriginal parents who are between 15 and 29 years of age.


Connie Farber is the executive director of the Prince Albert Indian Metis Friendship Centre, one of the groups receiving the money.


Farber says the need for anti-gang programs is growing, as 10-year-olds are now being targetted.


She adds her centre lets children know someone does care for them, and tries to be there for them at times of crisis.