Aboriginal Peoples

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  1. Today, Chief Murphy Abraham, along with other Lake Babine Nation representatives and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, signed a Funding Agreement totalling $50 million that will directly support priorities identified by the Wit’at and Tachet communities.
  2. Matsqui First Nation and Canada to make an announcement on an important settlement
  3. While we work closely with First Nations and provincial partners for this year’s winter road season, we are also having discussions on multiple long-term solutions such as building of all season-roads.
  4. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $99,999 towards Diamonds de Canada Ltd.’s purchase of a CT scanner-equipped Synova laser diamond cutting machine, which assists this NWT-based business in offering finished diamonds from raw diamonds mined in the territory, and help maximize the economic benefits this sector can give Northerners by keeping advanced stages of diamond refinement within the Northwest Territories.
  5. Today, the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and CanNor; the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, Minister responsible for FedNor; and the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement
  6. The Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu, and the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Gary Anandasangaree, issued the following statement today.
  7. Yesterday, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, convened an economic reconciliation roundtable between Indigenous leaders from National Indigenous Organizations and national Indigenous economic institutions, executives from Canada’s banks and the financial sector, and federal Ministers and senior officials to discuss shared goals and challenges, and to explore opportunities for collaboration and action to further advance economic reconciliation.
  8. Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will hold a media availability further to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision regarding the constitutional validity of An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families.
  9. Today the Chair of the National Families and Survivors Circle Inc., Hilda Anderson-Pyrz, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Gary Anandasangaree, and the Minister of Families for the Government of Manitoba, Nahanni Fontaine, issued the following statement after the second annual Indigenous-Federal-Provincial-Territorial roundtable on missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people.
  10. Today, with the support of the Haida Nation and the Government of British Columbia, the Government Representative in the Senate, Senator Marc Gold, introduced Bill S-16, An Act respecting the recognition of the Haida Nation and the Council of the Haida Nation.
  11. The Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and the President of the Council of the Haida Nation, Gaagwiis, to hold a press conference regarding a major milestone in the Haida Nation’s journey toward self-determination.
  12. CanNor funding of $235,000 to the Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre will help with food security in the community through the expansion of the facility
  13. Parks Canada recognizes Chloe Cooley for her courage and determination during her forced transportation in 1793.
  14. Today, on the 29th anniversary of Neskantaga First Nation’s drinking water advisory, the Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu, met with Neskantaga First Nation Chief Christopher Moonias to discuss the progress made toward resolving their long-term drinking water advisory.
  15. From February 6 to 9, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will visit Ottawa, Regina and Moose Jaw to talk about the Artemis II mission, during which he will become the first Canadian to fly around the Moon. Jenni Gibbons, the Canadian backup astronaut for Artemis II, will accompany Jeremy at the Ottawa events.
  16. Leadership from across the Métis Nation met with federal Cabinet Ministers on January 31 in Ottawa to drive progress on shared priorities, including economic development, education, health, justice, and policing.
  17. The Government of Canada recognizes the national historic significance of Chloe Cooley for her resistance against her forced transportation across the Niagara River to New York in 1793.
  18. Parks Canada’s first-ever building to seek Passive House Plus certification and net-zero carbon standards.
  19. Minister Anandasangaree, federal cabinet Ministers and Métis Leaders to meet to advance work on joint priorities outlined in the Canada Métis-Nation Accord.
  20. Today, Chief Michael Wyse of the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, celebrated the signing of a historic Interim Land Reconciliation Agreement, that will allocate 80.09 hectares of land (the “Camp Nanaimo Lands on Te’tuxwtun”) to be set aside as a reserve for the Snuneymuxw First Nation.
  21. Chief Michael Wyse of the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will celebrate the signing of a historic agreement related to Snuneymuxw First Nation lands.
  22. "I sincerely thank Long Plain First Nation and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs for the work plans to search the Prairie Green Landfill. These plans outline potential strategies to address personnel training, equipment procurement, and hazardous, toxic, and biohazardous waste management."
  23. Memorandum of Understanding provides a framework to assess the feasibility of establishing an Indigenous protected and conserved area in northern Manitoba.
  24. Aluki Kotierk, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, and the Honourable P.J. Akeeagok, Premier of Nunavut, will participate in the Nunavut Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement signing ceremony in Iqaluit.
  25. Today, Chief Tony Alexis and the Council of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, along with Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, celebrated the official opening of Chief Aranazhi School for grades 5-12, located on Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation.
  26. Please be advised that Chief Tony Alexis and Council of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, and Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, will celebrate the official opening of a new school located on Alexis Nakota.
  27. On January 15, 2024, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, met for the first time with Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew, along with the Honourable Ian Bushie, Minister for Municipal and Northern Relations and Minister of Indigenous Economic Development for Manitoba, in Winnipeg, Treaty One Territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
  28. Fascinating artifacts were collected, and thousands of high-quality images were taken during the twelve-day research period.
  29. Seal River Watershed Alliance, Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew, and Minister Steven Guilbeault take major steps towards protecting one of the largest and most ecologically intact watersheds in Canada
  30. celebrate the official opening of a new school located on Alexis Nakota.
  31. On January 16, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen, who will be the first Canadian to go to the Moon, will talk to students from a dozen schools in remote Indigenous communities about the Artemis II mission and Canada's role in lunar exploration.
  32. The historic Powerhouse building to undergo significant structural stabilization.
  33. Climate comfort centres play an essential role during extreme weather events, offering residents a place to shelter, charge devices, use the internet, and check in with family and friends.
  34. Backgrounder: Nuclear safety in Canada: Decision by the independent Commission on the Near Surface Disposal Facility Project
  35. Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced the Commission’s decision to amend the nuclear research and test establishment operating licence held by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) for Chalk River Laboratories. The amendment authorizes the construction of a near surface disposal facility (NSDF) on the Chalk River Laboratories site.
  36. Today marks the second annual National Ribbon Skirt Day.
  37. Miawpukek First Nation is embarking on a significant water system upgrade to ensure sustained access to safe and clean drinking water in the community. The installation of booster pumps and upgrades to the water treatment plant will ensure ample water pressure across the entire community.
  38. CanNor funding of $600,000 to the Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation will help with the construction of Wekweètì’s new grocery store
  39. Government of Canada announces free daily admission to Parks Canada administered places for members and Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and their immediate family members.
  40. Four participants will contribute their innovative solutions to improving food security across the territories.
  41. The Northern Food Innovation Challenge (NFIC) is an innovative approach to addressing socio-economic challenges in Canada’s North and Arctic, undertaken as part of CanNor’s Northern Isolated Community Initiatives (NICI) fund.
  42. Please be advised that Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for the Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, will make an announcement regarding the next phase of project funding for the Northern Food Innovation Challenge.
  43. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced the launch of the annual call for proposals for research and monitoring projects of contaminants originating from other parts of the world. These contaminants are transported through air and sea currents to the North and Arctic.
  44. The Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement to mark the eighth anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report
  45. Please be advised that Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for the Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, will make an announcement regarding the next phase of project funding for the Northern Food Innovation Challenge.
  46. Plan contributes to protecting the environment and connecting Canadians to nature in Nunavut.
  47. Government of Canada Designates the Shaganash Island Lighthouse as a Heritage Lighthouse
  48. Shaganash Island Lighthouse
  49. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, congratulated Wiiche’iwaymagon members, food bank agencies and charities, and Arctic Gateway, who signed a Memorandum of Understanding in a traditional ceremony and will be working together to strengthen food security in northern Manitoba and Ontario communities.
  50. Fisheries are at the heart of Inuit communities across Nunavut. In recent decades, it has grown into a cornerstone economic sector for the territory, providing jobs in communities both onshore and offshore. Since 2004, the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium (NFMTC) has facilitated training and skills development for Inuit to take advantage of these opportunities.