Aboriginal Peoples

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  1. The Government of Canada is working with Survivors, Indigenous leaders, and affected families and communities to address historical wrongs and the lasting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harms related to the legacy of residential schools.
  2. CanNor has selected nine applicants to move forward and develop innovative strategies to improve food security in the territories
  3. The Northern Food Innovation Challenge (NFIC) is an innovative new approach to addressing socio-economic challenges in the North and Arctic, undertaken as part of CanNor’s Northern Isolated Communities Initiative (NICI) program. The objective of the Challenge is to support innovative, community-led projects for local and Indigenous food production systems to help improve food security in Canada's territories.
  4. Today, Chief Andy Rickard of Garden River First Nation; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; and the Honourable Greg Rickford, Ontario Minister of Indigenous Affairs, are announcing funding of $1,485,770 in support of the Garden River First Nation Survivors Project to assist with this important work.
  5. First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada are continuing their efforts in responding to COVID-19, with support from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
  6. Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, Dr. Evan Adams, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, and Patrick Boucher, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Indigenous communities.
  7. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, issued the following statement today.
  8. The Government of Canada is working with Survivors, Indigenous leaders and affected families and communities to address historical wrongs and the lasting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harms related to the legacy of residential schools.
  9. As of January 19, 2022, over 85 per cent of individuals aged 12+ and over in First Nation, Inuit and territorial communities have received a second dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. With the recent approval of pediatric vaccines, over 40 per cent of individuals aged 5-11 have received at lease one dose.
  10. Minister Patty Hajdu announced that Indigenous Services Canada is flowing a total of $125 million of COVID-19 public health funding directly to First Nations across the country to support their public health efforts.
  11. The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Stephanie Scott, Executive Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement that outlines how and when Canada will share historical documents related to Residential Schools.
  12. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, completed a series of discussions with First Nations leadership in Manitoba this week to discuss their priorities and the important work being done to strengthen relationships and build trust with First Nations in the province.
  13. Minister Hajdu and Indigenous Services Canada officials to provide an update on COVID-19 in Indigenous communities.
  14. Ottawa, Ontario — Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, and Stephanie Scott, Executive Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, will participate in a press conference and sign the memorandum of agreement to facilitate the transmission of Residential School documents to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
  15. Memorandum of Understanding provides a framework for collaboration to move forward in establishing the national park reserve.
  16. Memorandum of Understanding provides a framework for collaboration to move forward in establishing the national park reserve.
  17. Today, Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Lindsay Peach, Executive Director of Tajikeimɨk, reaffirmed their support and partnership for the transformation of the design and delivery of health services that serve Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia through Tajikeimɨk and the communities themselves.
  18. The creation of a National Council for Reconciliation (NCR) as a national Indigenous-led oversight body is a vital milestone to implementing the Calls to Action from the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and in particular ensures the full implementation of Calls to Action 53-56.
  19. Diversity is Canada’s strength. The Government of Canada celebrates all cultures and all people, and by removing barriers to employment, helps create work environments where every Canadian has a fair and equal chance to reach their full potential.
  20. Canada supports Dakota Tipi First Nation’s Residential School Survivors Project for research, commemoration and memorialization activities and healing supports around five former residential school sites in Manitoba.
  21. The Commission has amended Orano Canada Inc.’s uranium mine and mill licence for its McClean Lake Operation, to allow expansion of the JEB Tailings Management Facility.
  22. Parks Canada and the Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq leadership to make an important announcement on the proposed National Park Reserve in Pituamkek (Hog Island and the Sandhills)
  23. In response to the significant risks and uncertainties presented by the spread of the Omicron variant in Canada, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) continues to support to Indigenous communities in their response to COVID-19.
  24. Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, and a senior official from Indigenous Services Canada, will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Indigenous communities.
  25. Throughout 2021, ACOA remained focused on the Government of Canada’s commitment to fight COVID-19 and its economic impacts, providing targeted sector support to help the region recover and rebuild a more resilient, inclusive economy for all Atlantic Canadians.
  26. In 2021, between January 1 and December 31, the Government of Canada, through ACOA invested more than $314 million in targeted support to help the region rebuild and recover from COVID-19, stimulate local economies, protect and create jobs, and grow an inclusive and resilient economy for all Atlantic Canadians.
  27. It is with great sadness that we learned that Mr. Earl Muldon has passed away. On behalf of the Government of Canada, we would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family, clan, friends and colleagues of Mr. Muldon.
  28. The locating of unmarked graves at former residential school sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse Indigenous children suffered in those institutions.
  29. January 2022 marks the two-year anniversary of the coming into force of An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families.
  30. Today marks the implementation of the Gottfriedson Indian Residential School Day Scholars Settlement Agreement for the Survivor and Descendant Classes.
  31. The Government of Canada is pleased to announce that Agreements-in-Principle have been reached on a global resolution related to compensation for those harmed by discriminatory underfunding of First Nations child and family services and to achieve long-term reform of the First Nations Child and Family Services program and Jordan's Principle, to ensure that no child faces discrimination again.
  32. Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and members of some of the Parties – the Assembly of First Nations, the Chiefs of Ontario, the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, and counsel for the Moushoom and Trout class actions, will hold a media availability to provide an update on the negotiations related to compensation and long-term reform of First Nations Child and Family Services.
  33. Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and the Parties will hold a media availability to provide an update on the negotiations related to compensation and long-term reform of First Nations Child and Family Services
  34. The Government of Canada is firmly committed to improving reliable access to safe drinking water in First Nations communities.
  35. The Commission has renewed Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ waste nuclear substance licence for its Port Granby Project for a 1-year period.
  36. One of the top boxers of the late 19th century, George Dixon, recognized as a person of national historic significance.
  37. George Dixon (1870-1908)
  38. Shore-based rescue organization provided over 150 years of life-saving service between 1801 and 1958.
  39. The Sable Island Humane Establishment
  40. Report presents an overview of the state of national historic sites, national parks, national marine conservation areas, and other heritage programs and functions administered by Parks Canada.
  41. PARKS CANADA 2021 STATE OF CANADA’S NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE PLACES REPORT
  42. The locating of unmarked graves at former residential school sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse that many Indigenous People have experienced. The Government of Canada is working with Survivors, Indigenous leaders and affected families and communities as part of efforts to address historical wrongs and the lasting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harms related to the legacy of residential schools.
  43. The Government of Canada and the Summit of Treaty 5 Sovereign Nations announced they have taken a key step forward by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Advancing Reconciliation. This co-developed MOA will guide the parties as they explore ways to strengthen the Nation-to-Nation relationship and achieve reconciliation based on shared goals and Treaty 5 First Nation priorities. The Memorandum outlines the steps in the process and topics for exploratory discussions between the parties on governance.
  44. Through the Arctic and Northern Policy Framework (the Framework), the Government of Canada is working in partnership with the people of the North and the Arctic to develop long-lasting opportunities that support the region’s unique needs and protect its rich natural environment while building a strong, dynamic and sustainable economy.
  45. John Molson (1763-1836)
  46. Government of Canada honours businessman with historic designation
  47. The locating of unmarked graves at former residential school sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse Indigenous children suffered in those institutions. As part of efforts to address historical wrongs and the lasting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harms related to the legacy of residential schools, the Government of Canada is working with Survivors, Indigenous leaders, and affected families and communities, including Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan. Together, we will undertake the difficult work of finding and commemorating missing children who were taken from their families to attend residential schools, such as the former Marieval Residential School.
  48. Statement from the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, regarding ongoing negotiations on compensation and long-term reform of First Nations child and family services.
  49. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, and Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, co-chaired the Inuit–Crown Partnership Committee (ICPC) meeting both virtually and at the Shaw Convention Centre. The meeting gave space to Inuit leaders from national organizations and from each of the four land-claim organizations, as well as federal ministers, to engage on the issues affecting Inuit Nunangat.
  50. Part of a shameful and racist colonial policy, Residential Schools forcibly removed Indigenous children—First Nations, Inuit and Métis—from their communities and denied them their families, languages and culture while also enduring widespread abuse. It is our moral obligation to Survivors to pursue the truth and to support them, as well as those suffering from intergenerational trauma in their search for closure.