Aboriginal Peoples

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  1. Indigenous, federal, territorial and provincial partners gathered in Yellowknife today to discuss priorities and next steps in the implementation of Canada’s Arctic and Northern Policy Framework (the Framework) at the third annual Arctic and Northern Policy Framework Leadership Committee meeting.
  2. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; and Chief R. Donald Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, to announce the conclusion of a partial settlement agreement regarding the Culbertson Tract Specific Claim.
  3. The locating of unmarked burials at former residential school sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse that many Indigenous children suffered in these institutions. 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. Part of this work includes efforts being made to locate and commemorate missing children who attended residential schools, as well as responding to Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action 72 to 76.
  4. The Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Marc Miller, and the Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, issued the following statement today.
  5. A first-of-its kind National Summit on Indigenous Mental Wellness was held September 23, 2022 in Toronto. This summit brought together First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, tribal councils, organizations and leaders, as well as front-line service providers, to share best practices and build new collaborations to improve mental wellness services to Indigenous people.
  6. The Government of Canada continues to increase the transparency of its institutions through its leadership within the international Open Government Partnership (OGP).
  7. Locating unmarked burials at former residential school sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse that many Indigenous children suffered in these institutions. 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. Part of this work includes efforts being made to locate and commemorate missing children who attended residential schools, as well as responding to Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action 72 to 76.
  8. The mistreatment of Indigenous children is a tragic and shameful part of Canada’s story, whose impacts are still being felt today. The Government of Canada is committed to advancing reconciliation and healing for communities affected by Indian Residential Schools.
  9. Please be advised that a National Summit on Indigenous Mental Wellness will take place in Toronto on Friday, September 23. This summit will bring together Indigenous partners and front-line community experts to share and learn from the best mental health and wellness practices across the country. This summit aims to help community partners strengthen their networks of expertise and ultimately improve the service delivery of mental wellness supports, substance use services and suicide prevention in Indigenous communities.
  10. This summer, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with First Nations, Inuit and Métis leadership, as well as community members including Elders, Survivors and youth, in person, on their land, to discuss common goals. Work has been done to deliver on our commitments to close socioeconomic gaps, address injustices, combat prejudice and strengthen our relationship with Indigenous Peoples. This has also been an opportunity to have direct conversations and build personal relationships.
  11. Parks Canada and Huu-ay-aht First Nations gather to officially reveal a plaque honouring Kiix̣in Village and Fortress National Historic Site.
  12. Commercial radio helped usher in the modern era of mass communication.
  13. Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission announced the Commission’s decision to amend the waste facility operating licence held by Cameco Corporation for the decommissioned Beaverlodge mine and mill site.
  14. Government of Canada commemorates the national historic significance of the German U-Boat Attacks at Bell Island, on 80th anniversary
  15. Keeping up to date with COVID-19 vaccines continues to be one of the most effective ways to protect against serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.
  16. Government of Canada celebrates the national historic significance of the German U-boat attacks at Bell Island 1942
  17. Today, Donald Edgars, Chief Councillor of the Old Massett Village Council; and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown−Indigenous Relations, launched the iit’l gudaad – We Remember Haida Heritage Plaza project. The Government of Canada will provide $500,000 through the Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program (CSICP) towards the construction of the memorial.
  18. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, and Old Massett Village Chief Councillor Donald Edgars to announce the launch of the iit’l gudaad – We Remember Haida Heritage Plaza project.
  19. Removing barriers to postsecondary education is integral to having a representative and diverse research community in Canada. To advance Indigenous training and build Indigenous research capacity in Canada, support for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students is key.
  20. A group of Indigenous delegates from across Canada, alongside Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, have concluded their visit to Aotearoa-New Zealand.
  21. An active lobster and snow crab fishery is an important economic and cultural resource for the Lennox Island First Nation community on Prince Edward Island.
  22. Today’s flag raising represents Canada’s continued commitment to reconciliation and to honouring the lives of those who did not return home from, the Survivors of, and those impacted by the residential school system.
  23. UNESCO Reactive Monitoring Mission to Wood Buffalo National Park concludes after reviewing progress on implementation of world heritage action plan
  24. Aujourd’hui, le ministre de l’Innovation, des Sciences et de l’Industrie, l’honorable François-Philippe Champagne, a annoncé l’octroi d’un financement de 404 936 $ à Bell Canada pour que l’entreprise améliore la connectivité mobile dans la communauté de la Première Nation Atikamekw de Wemotaci.
  25. The Government of Canada and First Nations are working in partnership to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in First Nations communities.
  26. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement on the Indigenous Collaboration Arrangement signed by Canada and Aotearoa-New Zealand:
  27. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, will make an announcement on improving mobile connectivity in a Quebec First Nations community.
  28. Mitaanjigamiing First Nation, Canada and Ontario announce Treaty 3 Flooding Claim settlement agreement.
  29. Minister Hajdu will be accompanied by a delegation representing Indigenous Peoples in Canada for a visit that will reinforce the two countries’ ties and shared commitment to working with Indigenous Peoples to forge a better future.
  30. Shared public spaces in villages, towns and cities are at the heart of communities across Canada. Main streets, downtown cores, community and cultural centres, farmers' markets, libraries, outdoor spaces and other public places draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs.
  31. As a remote Northern community, Old Crow is characterized by the strength, resiliency, determination and vision needed to prevail in often extreme conditions.
  32. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and Minister responsible for CanNor, and Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, announced investments of more than $2.4 million to support two projects in Old Crow, Yukon.
  33. Government of Canada and Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation Sign Reconciliation and Rights Recognition Agreement
  34. The Government of Canada and the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation will announce an important step towards reconciliation and the acknowledgement of their rights
  35. Please be advised that the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor; the Honourable Jeanie McLean, Minister of Education and Minister responsible for Women's Directorate; and Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, will make an announcement regarding support for high-quality sports and recreation opportunities in the Yukon.
  36. UNESCO Second Reactive Monitoring Mission to Wood Buffalo National Park World Heritage Site
  37. The health and safety of Canadians, environmental protection and advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples are priorities for the Government of Canada.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. The Government of Canada and the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation will announce an important step towards reconciliation and the acknowledgement of their rights
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Minister Vandal to make a funding announcement related to the Nutrition North Canada while visiting the Inuvik Community Greenhouse
  47. Four Métis groups of the Northwest Territories to receive Budget 2022 funding to help respond to housing needs.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.