A national Aboriginal group says it is pleased the country’s leaders are at least talking about doing more to improve Aboriginal housing and economic development.
Dwight Dorey is the vice-chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples and has been attending this week’s Council of the Federation meeting in Nova Scotia.
Canada’s premiers spent Wednesday meeting with national Aboriginal leaders.
Dorey says even though there were no funding commitments expressed, the premiers who were in attendance indicated a willingness to make Aboriginal housing and economic development a priority in the near future.
He says Aboriginal housing has been in need of serious attention ever since it slipped out of the jurisdiction of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Dorey explains the needs of off-reserve Aboriginal people subsequently dissolved into the mix of other low-income Canadians.