Federal minister meets in Kamloops with Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu notes $31.3 million has been spent since 2010 on skills training and job opportunities for Indigenous people

Elder Diane Sandy of Bonaparte Indian Band (left) Cherlyn Billy director of Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategy and Whispering Pines Indian Band chief Mike Lebourdais (right) listen as Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu explains the federal government’s investment in skills training for Indigenous people.

Hajdu visited the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council office on the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc reserve on Tuesday to highlight the work being done by the tribal council to help Indigenous people search for jobs.

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Since 2010, the tribal council has received $31.3 million, which Hajdu said has led to more than 7,800 Indigenous people getting skills training and job opportunities in forestry, firefighting, construction, tourism, hospitality, health and fisheries.

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