A non-profit dedicated to strengthening BC First Nations has launched a new funding program.
New Releationship Trust’s 500-thousand dollar Nation Governance Initiative will fund projects to help First Nations advance authority and jurisdiction over their lands, waters, resources, citizens, and services.
NRT says the fund will help complete Nation-building and self-determination projects that involve research, exploration, and practice of First Nations rights and title.
CEO Cliff Fregin says the new funds will help communities improve their governance systems where they feel they need it most.
NRT is a not-for-profit corporation that was created by a $100 million fund provided by the BC Government in 2005.