Aboriginal Peoples

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  1. Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, will be in Thunder Bay to highlight the Canada Carbon Rebate payments for individuals and families that will be sent on Monday, July 15, as well as how the Canada Carbon Rebate will benefit small businesses.
  2. Canadians deserve better access to health care services and affordable medicines, regardless of where they live or their ability to pay.
  3. Please be advised that the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will tour a local community health centre and outline the Government of Canada’s actions on healthcare.
  4. Please be advised that the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will deliver a formal apology on behalf of the Government of Canada to the 9 Dakota and Lakota First Nations in Canada at a historic ceremony.
  5. Today, the Assembly of First Nations, Chiefs of Ontario, Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Canada reached a $47.8 billion Agreement on the Long-Term Reform of the First Nations Child and Family Services Program. The Agreement is subject to engagement with First Nations and final approvals by the parties to the Agreement.
  6. Today, the Council of the Haida Nation, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Pacheedaht First Nation, Quatsino First Nation and the Government of Canada announced the designation of Tang.ɢwan — ḥačxwiqak — Tsig̱is as a Marine Protected Area (MPA). This large ecologically unique ocean area located approximately 150 kilometres off the west coast of Vancouver Island, is now Canada’s largest MPA designated under the Oceans Act via Governor in Council.
  7. The Assembly of First Nations National Chief Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak, Ontario Regional Chief Abram Benedict, Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, will provide a major update regarding long-term reform of First Nations child and family services.
  8. Today, Chief Joyce Naytowhow McLeod of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation, along with Council, Elders, community members, and representatives from Indigenous Services Canada, celebrated the grand opening of the community’s new healthcare facility in northern Saskatchewan.
  9. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs; the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement today:
  10. A new national urban park would facilitate access to nature for Canadians
  11. Star Blanket Cree Nation opens a new state-of-the-art water treatment plant that will bring clean drinking water to the community for generations to come.
  12. Pituamkek National Park Reserve in Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island) will protect the region’s important coastal dune ecosystem, an area of strong cultural and historical significance to the Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq (Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island)
  13. The government of Canada and the City of St. John’s to announce an important step to advance the creation of a national urban park in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  14. The Yukon’s screen media industry, including film, television and online media, brings significant benefits to people and communities in the territory, such as skilled employment, economic growth, cultural enrichment, and increased visibility on a national and global scale.
  15. The Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, issued the following statement today to mark the coming into force of An Act to provide for the establishment of a national council for reconciliation.
  16. Please be advised that Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for the Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, and Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and CanNor, will make a funding announcement regarding support for the Screen Production Yukon Association and Shot in the Dark Productions to build capacity and expand the Yukon’s screen media industry.
  17. Today, Membertou First Nation and Indigenous Services Canada announced the construction of a new gas bar and a mass timber office building at the Seventh Exchange retail district.
  18. The Government of Canada is working to make information about residential school sites and buildings more accessible to Survivors, Indigenous communities and researchers as part of efforts to ensure that data about Indigenous Peoples is made available for their use.
  19. Today, Chief Councillor Elmer Frank of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation; the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and representatives from Parks Canada on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced the signing of the Hisiikcumyin Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines collaborative efforts and a path forward between the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and the Government of Canada to address community priorities and advance reconciliation.
  20. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced a federal investment of more than $1.4 million, delivered by CanNor, to support ten projects that will help Indigenous businesses and organizations across the territories expand their infrastructure and services.
  21. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada is investing more than $1.4 million in ten projects in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon.
  22. Kick off Canada Day with Parks Canada at Signal Hill National Historic Site for the annual sunrise event
  23. Today marks 10 years since the historic Supreme Court of Canada judgment, known as the Tŝilhqot’in Decision, which resulted in the first declaration of Aboriginal title in Canadian history, recognizing the Tŝilhqot’in Nation as the owners of a portion of their traditional territory in the interior of British Columbia.
  24. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) today announced that Pierre Tremblay has been appointed President for a 5-year term effective August 12, 2024.
  25. Please be advised that Chief Terry Paul of Membertou First Nation along with Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso and Jaime Battiste, Parliament Secretary and Member of Parliament for Sydney—Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, will make an announcement on infrastructure projects to support Indigenous community businesses.
  26. The Government of Canada and the Mi’kmaq Epekwitnewaq Kapmntemuow (Mi’kmaq Nation Government of P.E.I) to make an announcement regarding the proposed National Park Reserve in the Pituamkek area (Hog Island and the Sandhills)
  27. The Shiibaashka’igan – Jingle Dress is a sacred Anishinaabe women’s dress and dance tradition
  28. CanNor’s investment of nearly $800,000 will support seven tourism projects in the Yukon to build new programs, expand infrastructure, improve accessibility, and invest in green energy solutions.
  29. Today, Dr Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for the Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada is investing nearly $800,000 in strengthening the Yukon tourism sector.
  30. Join Parks Canada on Canada Day with free admission at national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas!
  31. Please be advised that the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Chief Councillor Elmer Frank of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and the Tla-o-qui-aht Hawiih (Hereditary Chiefs), alongside representatives from Parks Canada, will sign the Hisiikcumyin Memorandum of Understanding, which outlines collaborative efforts and a path forward to address community priorities and advance reconciliation, and continue shared stewardship of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
  32. Please be advised that Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for the Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, and Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and CanNor, will make a funding announcement regarding support for the expansion and diversification of tourism experiences and services in the Yukon.
  33. Québec business receives over $80,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  34. Today, Chief Councillor Don Roberts of the Kitsumkalum First Nation; the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and the Honourable Murray Rankin, British Columbia Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, marked a significant milestone toward renewing their Nation-to-Nation relationship.
  35. Today, Chief Glenn Bennett of the Kitselas First Nation, the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and the Honourable Murray Rankin, British Columbia Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, marked a significant milestone towards renewing their nation-to-nation relationships.
  36. Today, Chief Cindy Daniels (Sulsulxumaat), Cowichan Tribes; the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services; and the Honourable Grace Lore, B.C. Minister of Children and Family Development signed a historic coordination agreement.
  37. Today, Chief Merle Loon of Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nation and I celebrated community accomplishments and discussed key priorities at a gathering hosted on National Indigenous Peoples Day.
  38. Today, the Daylu Dena Council, in partnership with the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia, proudly announces the grand opening of a new multi-purpose building in Lower Post, British Columbia. The new Dene Kǫ^ multi-purpose building, developed as part of the transformation of the area once occupied by the Lower Post Residential School, marks a significant milestone in the community’s journey toward healing and reconciliation.
  39. The Lower Post Residential School operated from 1951 until its closure in 1975 and was a source of profound trauma for many Indigenous families. Run by the Catholic Church, the school left lasting scars on the children and families of Yukon and northern British Columbia First Nations. The building continued to be used for government meetings and administrative purposes until it was permanently closed due to water damage in June 2020.The demolition of the remaining structure on June 30, 2021, marked a significant step towards healing and reconciliation. The event was attended by various federal and provincial ministers, including the Premier, community leaders, and Residential School Survivors, symbolizing the community's resilience and hope for the future. The grounds were blessed in preparation for the new multi-purpose building.
  40. Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, we celebrate the rich histories, heritage, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada. Together, we reaffirm our partnership in working towards a better future.
  41. Media representatives are invited to visit MOS, an SME that designs and markets an innovative automobile roof rack, along with the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED.
  42. Healthy fish stocks and prosperous fisheries rely on healthy and resilient ecosystems. Climate change, habitat degradation and other environmental challenges are putting stocks and ecosystems at risk.
  43. Please be advised that Chief Cindy Daniels of the Cowichan Tribes, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Grace Lore, British Columbia’s Minister of Children and Family Development, will participate in a signing ceremony and celebration of a historic coordination agreement to affirm and restore jurisdiction over children and families to the Cowichan Tribes, British Columbia’s largest First Nation community by population.
  44. Please be advised that the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will join representatives from Kitselas First Nation and the Province of British Columbia to initial the Kitselas Treaty.
  45. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible of FedNor is announcing today an additional investment of $1.2 billion for the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) Hospital Redevelopment Project.
  46. Plan contributes to protecting the environment and connecting Canadians to nature and history in southern New Brunswick.
  47. Minister Hajdu to announce financial support to Weeneebayko Area Health Authority on June 17.
  48. The five organizations are receiving a total of nearly $1,750,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  49. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on June 13, 2024, on CED’s financial assistance, the recipient businesses and their respective projects.
  50. Interactive educational resource will introduce students to the network of protected areas administered by Parks Canada.