KMLP Community Contributions
Kitsaki was able to repeat its 2014 record amount of community contributions and again make a contribution of $2.5 million. $100,000 of the money is given to the Lac La Ronge Indian Band Lands and Resource committee. The remainder of the money was divided among the communities based on their population.
In brief: Grandmother's Bay received $141,627. Hall Lake received $220,106. Stanley Mission received $670,174. Little Red River received $133,231. La Ronge received $1,608,410. La Ronge Lands and Resources department received $100,000.
Grandmother's Bay profile: "The Kitsaki donation we get annually helps us out with our housing and other community initiatives for our youth and our elders," says Councillor Leon Charles.
Stanley Mission profile:
A significant amount of the community contribution went towards emergency funds for covering expenses such as hotel rooms, gas, and meals for family members of patients in hospital in Saskatoon or PA. It also covers items like hearing aids that aren't covered by FNIHB, support of local fundraising events, etc.
Another major amount was used to help with the construction of new housing for Stanley Mission Band members in Stanley Mission and to renovate a building and purchase furniture for the Stanley Mission Elders Community Centre.
The community security program received support for its staff to patrol the community from 9 pm until 7 am nightly and work closely with the RCMP to monitor the community and help deter crime.
Other areas that received support include: A clean-up crew hired during the summer to cut grass, clean up the community, and help out where needed; The new youth centre received furniture and equipment; Five students received funding for the Indigenous Access and Transition Education Certificate course that brought students up to a GED level; Community trappers;
Vehicle, travel and other related costs for the Anglican Ministers in Stanley Mission.
La Ronge profile: $800,000 of the community contribution went into housing $100,000 went towards the Wellness building that is being planned $100,000 into a bridging program to prepare community people who have been out of school for a long time, to enter into adult education. $80,000 towards fire protection Cultural projects, community events, Treaty activities, and a community odd job crew also received support.