Aboriginal Peoples

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  1. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced today that Canada’s new Clean Energy for Indigenous and Remote Communities Hub has invested a total of $5.586 million to help advance the Inuvik 1-Megawatt Solar Project, including $1 million from Northern Responsible Energy Approach for Community Heat and Electricity Program (Northern REACHE), $4.189 million from Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities Program, and $397,000 from Natural Resource Canada’s Indigenous Off-Diesel Initiative.
  2. Nursing shortages are impacting health care delivery across the country, with frontline workers taking on tremendous workloads and burdens as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workforce continue.
  3. The Government of Canada and the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation will announce an important step towards reconciliation and the acknowledgement of their rights
  4. Traditional country foods have long been healthy and sustainable sources of nutrition for Indigenous and Northern communities, and crucial to food security across the North.
  5. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada is investing over $383,000 through the Northern Isolated Community Initiatives (NICI) Fund supporting a two-year project led by the Inuvialuit Community Economic Development Organization (ICEDO) to help revitalize the Mackenzie Delta reindeer herd.
  6. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; along with Chief Darcy Gray of Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government; Chief Terry Shaw of La Nation Micmac de Gespeg; Chief John Martin of Micmacs of Gesgapegiag; and Grand Chef Jacques Trem
  7. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services; the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board; Jennifer Carr, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada; and Leila Gillis, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer at Indigenous Services Canada, will announce increased supports for Indigenous Services Canada nurses working in remote and isolated communities.
  8. Everyone deserves access to healthy, affordable food, no matter where they live. However, many Canadians living in northern and isolated communities face increased costs related to shipping rates and supply chains.
  9. Minister Vandal to make a funding announcement related to the Nutrition North Canada while visiting the Inuvik Community Greenhouse
  10. Four Métis groups of the Northwest Territories to receive Budget 2022 funding to help respond to housing needs.
  11. Today, while in Yellowknife, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, announced investments of over $1.2 million, delivered by CanNor and Canadian Heritage, to support the further development of the Yellowknife Historical Society’s Community Museum and Interpretive Centre as a historical and cultural tourist attraction.
  12. Increased opportunities for young people who are interested in developing entrepreneurial skills or gaining on-the-job work experience are critical to keeping youth in the region while building a strong, diverse, inclusive and innovative economy in Northern Ontario.
  13. Providing opportunities for young graduates and connecting organizations and businesses with a skilled and enthusiastic workforce is precisely what the Government of Canada’s internship initiative is helping to accomplish in Northern Ontario.
  14. The Government of Canada, through CanNor, is investing over $87,000 to support the expansion and revitalization of the Yukon Motorcycle Park
  15. The Government of Canada is providing $1.24 million towards construction of the Red Turtle Lodge Cultural Centre, where members of the Fisher River Cree Nation will gather, learn and share traditional practices with a special focus on the needs of women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
  16. CanNor is investing nearly $2 million to support the expansion of the Nattilik Heritage Centre in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, as it continues to grow as a regional hub and an Inuit culture-driven community gathering space.
  17. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be in Sudbury on Friday, August 12, 2022, to announce funding support for agri-food business innovation and expansion in Northern Ontario.
  18. Canada supports the building of a monument and gathering place to commemorate the Survivors of the Assiniboia Residential School in Winnipeg.
  19. Canada and Manitoba Métis Federation announce an investment of $31 million over seven years towards housing priorities for citizens of the Manitoba Métis Federation.
  20. Government of Canada and Fisher River Cree Nation to celebrate launch of Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Project.
  21. The Geotechnical Investigations and Master Drainage Plan project, led by the Government of Nunavut, will combine local traditional knowledge with information gathered by engineering consultants to create a Development Suitability Map and Master Drainage Plan for the community.
  22. Government of Canada and Manitoba Métis Federation to announce housing investments
  23. CanNor funding supports feasibility study examining alternative energy potential in three Nunavut communities.
  24. A community-led project in the hamlet of Cambridge Bay is taking steps to adapt to climate change by assessing impacts on the Northstar residential and commercial development areas and planning for a changing environment.
  25. Minister Vandal to make a funding announcement related to the Northstar Development Project and a geothermal project in Cambridge Bay
  26. Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: a day to recognize and celebrate the histories, cultures, important contributions, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada, and Indigenous Peoples around the world.
  27. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, and Will Goodon, Minister of Housing and Property Management for the Manitoba Métis Federation – to announce housing investments.
  28. Earlier this summer on July 23, Neskantaga First Nation welcomed the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor), to the community.
  29. Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation and the Government of Canada have reached a settlement agreement on the Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Treaty Salaries Specific Claim
  30. During this trip he will meet with Indigenous leaders, territorial partners, and stakeholders, and visit communities across the North where the Government of Canada is funding projects and initiatives.
  31. COVID-19 case numbers are increasing with the current seventh wave and it is impacting communities across the country.
  32. Strong food supply chains are necessary to meet the needs of Canadians everywhere.
  33. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; and Edwin Ananas, Chief of the Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation, to conclude settlement agreement on a treaty salaries specific claim.
  34. Today, Chief Tma Francis and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation and the Government of Canada have reached an agreement to settle Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation’s Highway Right of Way Specific Claim.
  35. Today, Chief Kelly Wolfe of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation; and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and the Government of Canada have reached a settlement of the 1919 Soldier Settlement Board Surrender specific claim.
  36. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, and Kelly Wolfe, Chief of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, will conclude the 1919 Soldier Settlement Specific Claim.
  37. The Magog Textile Mills played an important role in modernizing the cotton industry in 19th century Canada.
  38. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, formally apologized on behalf of the Government of Canada to Chief Francis Dieter and the members of the Peepeekisis Cree Nation for the File Hills Colony Scheme.
  39. Peepeekisis Cree Nation, Saskatchewan — The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, to deliver a national apology to Peepeekisis Cree Nation.
  40. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Chief Ellen B. LeCaine of the Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation signed a historic Framework Agreement that will guide Canada and the First Nation as they renew their nation-to-nation relationship and work to advance reconciliation.
  41. The Government of Canada is working with Survivors, 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.
  42. Government of Canada to make an important announcement on the Magog Textile Mills
  43. As Pope Francis’ visit to Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit concludes, we take this moment to reflect on the events of the past week.
  44. Today, Chief Ken Watts of Tseshaht First Nation and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, announced that Tseshaht First Nation and the Government of Canada have negotiated a settlement agreement regarding the Tseshaht First Nation’s 1913 purported Surrender and Sale of Iwachis IR 3 Specific Claim and that the settlement of $21 million has now been paid to the First Nation.
  45. In order to advance innovation and support the ecological sustainability of the aquaculture sector in British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is taking the next step to transition from open-net pen aquaculture in British Columbia coastal waters.
  46. Today, Chief Dylan Whiteduck and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg and the Government of Canada have reached a settlement in this specific claim.
  47. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and Yukon University today announced a new program delivery model to enhance water and wastewater operator training and support in the region.
  48. Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Yukon University Provost Dr. Bronwyn Hancock will announce a new program delivery model to enhance First Nations water and wastewater operator training and support in the region.
  49. As part of a previous commitment by Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu to ensure that menstrual products be made available equitably and free of charge, the department has partnered with the Council of Yukon First Nations to administer this project in Yukon.
  50. Indigenous Services Canada is supporting this initiative with a total of $200,000 in 2021-2022. This new program will bring together Yukon First Nations to share and reclaim traditional birthing practices and develop culturally relevant Yukon First Nations prenatal resources.