Aboriginal Peoples

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  1. May 6, 2021, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced the appointment of a distinguished Canadian to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC):
  2. Our Government recognizes the role it must play in closing long-standing social economic inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians and building a better and fairer Canada for today and future generations. Through Budget 2021, the government is proposing a historic, new investment of over $18 billion to improve the quality of life and create new opportunities for Indigenous Peoples.
  3. This week is Mental Health Week in Canada, and the Canadian Mental Health Association’s theme is #GetReal about how you feel, which encourages people to name, express and deal with their emotions to help their mental health.
  4. On May 6, 2021, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced the appointment of a distinguished Canadian to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC).
  5. The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, issued the following statement for Red Dress Day, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
  6. Local carvings and interpretive panels enhance forested area renamed SMONEĆTEN.
  7. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, and the Chiefs' Committee of the First Nations Education Council of Quebec (FNEC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will frame discussions for the development of a regional education agreement.
  8. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, met with representatives from 10 Self-Governing First Nations in BC to discuss investments that support Indigenous communities from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  9. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor, announced nearly $3 million in additional investments to support early phase data collection and analysis for the Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link project.
  10. Please be advised that the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs will make a virtual announcement tomorrow regarding investments to support clean energy in Nunavut.
  11. Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, will participate in a virtual signing ceremony with the First Nations Education Council Chiefs committee.
  12. Today, Pam Damoff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, met with a small roundtable of Indigenous women entrepreneurs and partner organizations to discuss the broad challenges women face in establishing and maintaining businesses and investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  13. Today, Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Marc Miller, met with Indigenous partners from Atlantic Canada to discuss Indigenous economic investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  14. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
  15. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Pam Damoff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, will participate in a media availability following roundtable discussions on economic development.
  16. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is closely monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases reported in First Nations communities across the country.
  17. The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, will discuss Budget 2021 investments at a virtual roundtable with small and medium-sized enterprises.
  18. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada's plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
  19. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is sustainable and inclusive of all Canadians.
  20. Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, and Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, the Honourable Marc Miller met with Indigenous partners across the North and in Inuit Nunangat yesterday to discuss northern housing and infrastructure investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  21. The Minister of Indigenous Services and the Minister of Northern Affairs will hold a media availability on Budget 2021 funding for housing in the North.
  22. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is sustainable and inclusive of all Canadians.
  23. The Government of Canada is working in partnership with the Mushkegowuk Council Emergency Services Manager to support plans for Kashechewan and Fort Albany First Nations to protect members from possible flooding in their communities during the spring ice break-up.
  24. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is closely monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases reported in First Nations communities across the country.
  25. The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations met with social services providers to discuss COVID-19 and investments to support communities from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  26. The Minister of Northern Affairs met with Indigenous and territorial partners, and representatives from the small business and tourism industry in the Northwest Territories to discuss investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  27. The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations met with businesses to discuss investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  28. Minister Miller, Minister Vandal and Minister Sajjan will provide an overview of the collaboration with partners in Manitoba for the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19)
  29. The Minister of Northern Affairs, the Minister of Finance (Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Minister Responsible for Status of Women), and the Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, will participate in a media availability to highlight Budget 2021 investments for finishing the fight against COVID-19 and building back better in the North, including supports for small businesses and tourism, following a roundtable meeting with Northwest Territories partners and stakeholders.
  30. Today, on Earth Day 2021, the Minister of Northern Affairs held a virtual roundtable in Yukon to discuss climate change and clean energy investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  31. Minister Vandal to speak about Budget 2021 investments for finishing the fight against COVID-19 and building back better in the North
  32. CNSC President reiterates the importance of engagement and regulatory cooperation.
  33. Minister Bennett met with members of the Tundra Buddies Daycare Society to discuss early learning and child care investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience
  34. Minister Vandal to speak to Budget 2021 investments in climate change and hydroelectricity in the North
  35. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning, and staying in touch with friends and family from home.
  36. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will attend a virtual event hosted by the Boys and Girls Club, to speak with early childhood educators and families in York Region on key measures in Budget 2021.
  37. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is conducting an impact assessment for the proposed Value Chain Solutions - Heartland Complex Expansion Project. The project would expand the approved Heartland Project, a bitumen upgrader and refinery, located in Alberta's Industrial Heartland, about 18 kilometres northeast of Fort Saskatchewan.
  38. Parks Canada partnership with Project Learning Tree Canada employing youth across Canada to help protect more nature.
  39. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is closely monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases reported in First Nations communities across the country. Overall, active case counts have remained relatively stable over the past week, with 643 active cases reported as of April 15, 2021.
  40. Government of Canada to make an announcement regarding youth employment and the conservation of nature and forests.
  41. The Government of Canada continues to make investments so that First Nations, Inuit and Métis have the support they need to keep their communities safe in response to COVID-19.
  42. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning, and staying in touch with friends and family from home.
  43. As the Canadian economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, workers are facing new challenges. Residents of Prince Edward Island and all Canadians need access to training and employment supports to develop new skills and find good jobs.
  44. The Workforce Integration Fund is one of the targeted measures implemented by the Government of Prince Edward Island as a result of investments through the Workforce Development Agreements. To date, 14 innovative projects have been supported by the Fund. These include:
  45. The Minister’s response will help to advance efforts to protect nature, strengthen Indigenous leadership in conservation, make protected places more inclusive and accessible, protect built heritage and tell Canada’s diverse stories.
  46. Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Valerie Gideon, Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, and Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
  47. Today, Gimaa Kwe Joanna Desmoulin, Chief of Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg (Pic Mobert First Nation) and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, together with the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ontario, announced the Addition to Reserve of 1,038.155 hectares of land to Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg (Pic Mobert First Nation) Reserve North. Through partnerships and collaborative dialogue, the three governments remain committed to finding shared solutions that address the wrongs of the past and advance reconciliation.
  48. The Government of Canada is rebuilding the nation-to-nation, Inuit–Crown and government-to-government relationship with Indigenous Peoples by supporting their right to self-determination. A key part of this work is the Nation Rebuilding Program.
  49. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, along with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, will announce federal investments to improve high-speed Internet access in the Northwest Territories.
  50. The Northwest Territories has many diverse regions that require tailored support to help their local businesses, organizations and communities thrive. The Government of Canada is making targeted investments in economic infrastructure, sector development, capacity building, business expansion and food security for Northerners. These investments are supporting good local jobs in northern communities, access to economical, reliable and safe food supplies, and opportunities to build prosperity and self-reliance.