MP Jolibois Welcomes Funding Announcement for Lac La Ronge Indian Reserve
February 15th, 2019 - 5:05pm
After years of community level advocacy and constant calls on the Liberal government from NDP MP Georgina Jolibois (Desnethé--Missinippi-Churchill River) for healthcare and mental health services funding, the Minister of Indigenous Services announced new funding for a health and wellness facility on the Lac La Ronge Indian Reserve.
“Mental health services have been critically underfunded for generations. I’m happy to see that the Lac La Ronge area is finally getting the help they’ve been asking for. Chief Cook-Searson, the Lac La Ronge Indian Band Leadership, Elders, and staff have reason to be proud today,” said Jolibois. “I look forward to continuing to work with local leadership and community organizers to improve the health and lives of people across Northern Saskatchewan.”
The new facility was called for by the Lac La Ronge Indian Band Health Services and Advisory Council. The announcement from Minister O’Regan pledges an additional $11 million from the government to complete the much-needed project, in addition to funding from the Provincial government and the Band Council.
The new initiative is also supported by Chief Bobby Cameron of the FSIN, President Glen McCallum from the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan, and the Mayors of La Ronge and Air Ronge.