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Liberals say they are investing into indigenous communities

Canada's Finance Minister announcing the 2016 Federal Budget.

The Liberal government announced a historic $8.4 billion in funding over five years to help indigenous communities.

The numbers include $2 billion on water and wastewater systems in First Nations and $2.6 billion over five years for primary and secondary education on reserves.

The budget proposes $141.7 million be spent over five years for the monitoring and testing of reserve drinking water and $1.8 billion over the same time period for facility operation and maintenance.

The budget also contains additional commitments, such as $40 million over two years for the inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women.

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