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Planned Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre receives more funding

By Joe Thomson Jun 27, 2023 | 4:24 PM

A rendering of the planned friendip centre located on Rainnie Drive and Gottingen street in Halifax. (Courtesy of Ekistics Planning & Design).

More funding is coming to a new Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax.

The Wije’winen Centre will serve the urban Indigenous community while acting as a focal point to gather for a variety of community functions and events. Today, the province announced it is investing an additional $10 million into the project.

That’s in addition to the $32.8 million that the federal government announced for the project in 2022, and the $1.7 million provided in 2022-23 for new programs and initiatives at the current centre.

“The friendship centre provides essential services for many community members,” said L’nu Affairs Minister Karla MacFarlane in a press release. “This will be so much more than a new building – it will be a place to come together, host events and provide support to Mi’kmaw and other Indigenous people throughout the urban centre.”


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