MP Rudd Announces Funding for Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples
January 24, 2018 Roseneath, ON
Employment and Social Development Canada
Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced that the Dibaajimowin Cultural Centre is receiving $137,895.00 to help spread intergenerational teachings through weaving, language tutorials, and traditional lifestyle events.
This funding has been announced through the new Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples (UPIP) program, which supports organizations delivering a broad range of programs and services to urban Indigenous peoples.
UPIP is designed to assist First Nations (status and non-status), Inuit and Métis living in or transitioning to urban centres. An urban centre is considered to be an urban area having a population of at least 1,000 people and a population density of no fewer than 400 people per square kilometre.
“I am very pleased to support important indigenous cultural projects like the one we are celebrating here today. Projects like this bring the past to life in the most profound and important ways. Traditional heritage practices are critical ways in which we can keep connected with our individual heritages.”
-Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South