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  1. 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).
  2. “The health and safety of Kashechewan residents remains our top priority. Our government is working closely with the leadership of Kashechewan First Nation, and other partners, including Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA), the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS), the Canadian Red Cross, and other federal and provincial government departments to address the urgent health needs of the community in light of a recent COVID-19 outbreak. Together, we are continually assessing the situation in Kashechewan and providing additional supports as needed.
  3. “Today marks the 13th anniversary of the Statement of Apology to Former Students of Residential Schools for the harms they suffered by their forced participation at residential schools. We acknowledge that this colonial policy caused harm to Survivors and their families that was so severe that the intergenerational impacts still reverberate and shake communities today.
  4. The Government of Canada recognizes Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to self-determination and supports the inherent right of First Nations, Inuit and Métis to independently deliver their own services to address the unique needs of their communities.
  5. Minister O’Regan to announce support for organizations preventing human trafficking in Newfoundland and Labrador
  6. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is committed to supporting Indigenous communities in their response to COVID-19 and is working closely with Indigenous organizations and provincial and territorial governments.
  7. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities have taken actions to protect their communities and have shut down or reduced operations, resulting in declines in their own-source revenue. In responding to partners’ calls for support to address these declines, and to continue supporting communities that provide core programs and important services, the Government of Canada created the Own-Source Revenue in Indigenous Communities Initiative.
  8. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that a settlement has been reached with Survivor and Descendant Class Members in the Gottfriedson Indian Residential Schools Day Scholar class action.
  9. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual announcement with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and representative plaintiffs in the Gottfriedson Indian Residential Schools Day Scholar class action.
  10. 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).
  11. Ali Ehsassi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Innovation and Industry), will deliver a speech to the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, followed by a virtual Q&A session on investments announced in Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  12. “I am pleased to announce today that we have reached an understanding that will see Potlotek First Nation fishing for a moderate livelihood and selling their catch starting Saturday, June 5, 2021
  13. Pituamkek (Hog Island) National Park Reserve
  14. Pituamkek (Hog Island) National Park Reserve
  15. Please be advised that journalists are invited to participate in a technical briefing by phone with senior officials from Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Canadian Heritage, Indigenous Services Canada, Women and Gender Equality Canada, Public Safety Canada, and the Department of Justice.
  16. The Government of Canada released the Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People, our contribution to the National Action Plan. Violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people is a systemic problem that requires substantial, immediate and transformative change.
  17. The Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People is the Government of Canada’s contribution to the National Action Plan, called for by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. It outlines the Government of Canada’s approach to ending violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
  18. Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and other federal Ministers, will hold a press conference to speak to the federal contribution to the National Action Plan to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People.
  19. A National Family and Survivors Circle has worked with the Core Working Group and eight sub-working groups to co-develop a National Action Plan that will drive transformative change to end systemic racism and violence against First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples.
  20. Minister Carolyn Bennett releases a statement on the 6th anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. This anniversary comes as last week’s news of the finding of 215 remains in the area of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.
  21. The Government of Canada provided an update on COVID-19 and Indigenous communities. 687 First Nations, Inuit and territorial communities are rolling out vaccines, and more than 508,800 doses have been administered.
  22. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada highlighted $760.8 million in funding proposed in Budget 2021, a portion of which will be allocated through the needs-based funding request process that just reopened.
  23. In past years, the month of June has been filled with celebrations and ceremonies that invited all Canadians to learn about the language, culture and history of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. These in-person events will be greatly missed again in 2021 as we continue to respect public health guidelines and commemorate virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, as with any other, we are encouraging everyone in Canada to engage with Indigenous-created or Indigenous-led information and activities online or by getting involved in the many virtual opportunities to celebrate First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures.
  24. Minister Miller and Indigenous Services Canada officials to hold a news conference on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  25. The Enabling Accessibility Fund supports the capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces.
  26. “The mistreatment of Indigenous children is a tragic and shameful part of Canada’s history. Residential schools were part of a colonial policy that removed Indigenous children from their communities. Thousands of children were sent to these schools and never returned to their families. The families were often provided with little to no information on the circumstances of their loved one’s death nor the location of their burial. Children in residential schools were forbidden to speak their language and practice their own culture. The loss of children who attended residential schools is unthinkable and Canada remains resolved to supporting families, Survivors and communities and to memorializing those lost innocent souls.
  27. 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 to work, learn and connect with friends and family from home.
  28. The Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site officially kicks off 2021 navigation season, commemorating 101 years of through navigation.
  29. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, made the following statement:
  30. Working collaboratively to renew relationships and righting historical wrongs is key to advancing reconciliation with First Nations peoples in Canada.
  31. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced $291,173 to support the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA) through the Indigenous Community Support Fund (ICSF).
  32. Working collaboratively to renew relationships and righting historical wrongs is key to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
  33. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is committed to supporting Indigenous communities in their response to COVID-19 and is working closely with Indigenous organizations and provincial and territorial governments.
  34. Please note that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, will take part in event announcing funding for the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association. A media availability will follow.
  35. The Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller, issued the following statement today: “Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) thanks the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for its report on Health Resources for Indigenous communities specific to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was issued on May 26.
  36. Waterton Lakes National Park officially kicks off 2021 summer season.
  37. The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened food security concerns for Indigenous Peoples and communities. Indigenous Services Canada has been working with Indigenous partners and will continue to provide support and services to address the socioeconomic inequalities exacerbated by the pandemic.
  38. List of recipients who received a total of approximately $30 million through the Indigenous Community Support Fund for food security initiatives
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  40. 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).
  41. Bar U Ranch National Historic Site has kicked off its 2021 visitor season and there’s room to roam.
  42. Parks Canada sites in western Newfoundland and southern Labrador ready to officially kick off the 2021 visitor season.
  43. Parks Canada sites in Eastern Newfoundland officially kick off 2021 summer visitor season beginning on May 21 with the opening of Terra Nova National Park
  44. Chief David Crate and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced a major step forward on the path of reconciliation through the resolution of the Fisher River Cree Nation’s 1896 Alienation Specific Claim.
  45. In order to help maintain a strong workforce and better position our country for a prosperous economic recovery, the Government of Canada is investing in the skilled trades to ensure that Canadians have the training they need to access good, well-paying jobs. The Government is making targeted investments, so that key groups facing barriers—such as women, newcomers, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and Black and racialized Canadians—can better find work in the skilled trades through projects led by unions and their partner organizations.
  46. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, is pleased to announce the Ministerial Appointment of Ms. Dawn Madahbee Leach as the new Chair of the National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB) for a five-year term, effective April 30.
  47. CanNor announces investments of nearly $600,000 in agriculture and food-related projects across Yukon
  48. As of May 18, 2021, more than 21.9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been distributed across the country. As of May 18, 452,043 vaccine doses have been administered in 687 First Nations, Inuit and territorial communities.
  49. The Government of Canada, the Northwest Territory Métis Nation and the Government of the Northwest Territories have signed a framework agreement that will further advance reconciliation, the right to self-determination, work toward building strong Indigenous nations, and the Northwest Territory Métis Nation (NWTMN) land claim negotiations.
  50. Parliamentary Secretary Larry Bagnell, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor, will make a virtual announcement regarding investments to support agriculture and agrifood initiatives in Yukon.