Four Indigenous projects in the province will receive funding from the federal government.
On Tuesday it was announced that the four projects will receive more than $1.5 million dollars.
$600 thousand of the federal funding will go towards developing more Indigenous tourism along the South Saskatchewan River.
Chief Darcy Bear, of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation says the partnership between Whitecap, Wanuskewin and Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation will not only provide more tourist options for future guests of the region but also for those who already call the area home.
The other projects receiving federal funding include a new practical nursing education program at Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies which will receive $315 thousand dollars.
$550 thousand will go towards Pinehouse Business North Development to purchase heavy equipment to help strengthen construction operations and $80,825 thousand will go to the Meadow Lake Tribal Council program to further develop the Indigenous tourism industry in the area.
Federal Minister of Tourism, Melanie Joly made the announcement at Dakota Dunes Tuesday morning while in Saskatoon for the 2018 Indigenous Tourism Conference.