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VICTORIA, B.C. -The Dawson Creek Literacy Society and Saulteau First Nation will receive anti-racism support, the province announced Friday.

The literary society will receive $10,000 to offer a course on understanding racism and review the community response protocol to hate activity and racism. The Saulteau First Nation will receive $7,500 to lead anti-racism training, provide support to victims of racism, and highlight local culture.

The funding doled out is a part of the province’s continued support for communities tackling racism. The province announced an additional $372,000 in funding to the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network Friday.

“Racism is real, and it’s pervasive in our communities. We must take action to combat racism in our local communities,” said Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives. “Our government is increasing funding for the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network to empower British Columbians to identify and help stamp out discrimination.”

The funding will help to support anti-racism initiatives in 57 communities across the province. Each of the 36 organizations chosen will receive $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000.

The South Peace Art Society was previously awarded $10,000 to address anti-Asian racism earlier this month.

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