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Canadian government supports First Nation infrastructure in Winnipeg

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November 20, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The federal government is providing the Long Plain First Nation with $185,400 for economic infrastructure on its urban reserve in Winnipeg, Man.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada will issue the money through its Community Economic Opportunities Program. The Long Plain First Nation will use it for parking, water and waste services, and to continue development near the Polo Park shopping complex.

The urban reserve is also home to Yellowquill College, and additional development plans include an 80,000-sq.-ft. office building, a gas station, a convenience store and other facilities.

“This is an important milestone for Long Plain and we will witness more to come,” said Chief Dennis Meeches of Long Plain First Nation.