Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, I was in Grassy Narrows, because building a health facility there is a priority for us. The hope was to sign an agreement to move forward in addressing the needs of the community. It is part of a process of consensus building and negotiation in the best interest of t
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Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee We'll submit them.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee In terms of our employees, I don't—
Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee It is. I'm just not entirely sure if it's with a particular individual that you're talking about, so let's submit that.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee I wouldn't constitute it necessarily as a failure on anybody's part. I would simply say that we had a deal. I was on the phone with the chief the night before. We were speaking to him then. The deal was fairly detailed, as I had done with Kashechewan and Cat Lake. There is a lack
Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee No. I'm not sure what the fine line is between the two, but certainly, that's what we were going for. We were talking about two different facilities, in fact.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee Prevention is part of the cure, yes, and that also speaks to the increased capacity that we've been able to develop on the ground, that these can be identified quickly and that we have the resources now. Again, the resources are not enough—otherwise we would have everything done
Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee We'll submit them to you, Ms. McLeod.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee I will quickly say that our government was the one who initiated this unprecedented national inquiry because we understood the importance of this national tragedy. We have a lot of work to do with provinces and territories to make sure that we have that response time available to
Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee Not that I'm aware of, no. Not even close.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee Most definitely. I'll leave it to these guys to maybe provide you with specific numbers. I can certainly say that it is amazing to me. In the past number of months, when I've dealt with leadership, despite the significant challenges that they still face in their communities, t
Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee I don't know if you do, though. Those are big numbers.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee We will continue to build houses as fast as we can in partnership with nations, in partnership with Inuit and in partnership with Métis. We work with them on the ground to determine their needs. It was only, I think, last week that I was in Whitedog and walking through homes wher
Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee We've done, I think, significant work in providing shelter and women's shelters on reserve across the country. We need to step up those efforts. I think we need to make sure that we never have situations again where indigenous women who are fleeing a bad place, an abusive house o