By Amanda Rabski-McColl Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Fort Albany First Nation will receive federal funding for an on-reserve women’s shelter and it is expected to make a big difference for survivors of violence, say officials. The federal government announced $103 million in funding for 178 transitional housing programs and Indigenous women’s shelters for those fleeing violence on May 8, 2023. “The shelters and transitional homes will be located on reserve, in the North, and in urban areas, and will offer survivors a stable environment when they need it most,” said Indigenous Services Canada spokesperson, Jennifer Cooper. “The announcement is one of the many actions necessary to end the national crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people, and to provide supports to families, survivors and communities.” Fort
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