Marymound Inc. in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 7, 2022. Photo: Shannon VanRaes
Indigenous organizations in Winnipeg are calling for answers after being “blindsided” by the province’s decision to grant a non-Indigenous organization funding to develop Indigenous justice programming.
“Hurt, I think that’s what people are feeling right now,” said Kendell Joiner, executive director of Native Clan, a non-profit agency that assists Indigenous people in exiting the justice system. “Especially, when there are Indigenous organizations in the field that are equipped to take something like this on.”
The recently announced Zaagiwe Oshinawe Inaakonigewin program will be funded through a social impact bond operated by Marymound Inc., with the support of nine investors, including the Reseau Compassion Network, Northpine Foundation,
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