Aboriginal Peoples

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  1. Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced nearly $50 million for the Burchill Wind Limited partnership between Wolumseket, owned by Neqotkuk (also known as Tobique First Nation), and Natural Forces Development to deploy renewable energy and grid modernization technologies to support clean energy to Saint John. Burchill Wind Limited also contributed to the project, bringing the total investments to nearly $95 million.
  2. The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) Indigenous Practical Nursing program is expanding its Indigenous Practical Nursing Diploma program to rural and remote locations.
  3. On May 16, the Honourable Marc Miller provided an update on the Government of Canada’s actions to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis-led, Survivor-centric and culturally informed initiatives helping Indigenous communities respond to, and heal from the ongoing impacts of residential schools.
  4. The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Dentistry, together with the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA), Northlands College and Saskatchewan Polytechnic, are collaborating to establish the first and only accredited Indigenous dental therapy degree program of its kind in Canada.
  5. The White Buffalo Treatment Centre Board of Directors and staff, in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada, is pleased to announce the grand opening of their permanent facility located on Muskoday First Nation, Saskatchewan.
  6. On Friday April 22, 2022 the Nunavut Court of Justice sentenced George Hudson who pleaded guilty to violations under the Fisheries Act. The Honourable Justice Bonnie Tulloch ordered that the fishing vessel captain pay $35,000 within 6 months.
  7. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada; and the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will provide an update on the Government of Canada’s actions and investments to support Indigenous communities regarding the ongoing impacts of residential schools.
  8. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we live, work, learn and do business, and now more than ever, Canadians across the country need reliable high-speed Internet to access services, supports and opportunities.
  9. A key part of Canada’s economic recovery is supporting businesses as they adapt, grow, and move forward from the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized businesses and the organizations that support them represent the backbone of regional economies. They generate quality local jobs and are a source of pride for their communities. To do so, businesses and entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, built on technological innovation, inclusivity, and clean growth to create the workforce of the future.
  10. The Government of Canada invests more than $1.1 million in four projects to support business growth in Cumberland and Colchester counties.
  11. French and Mi’kmaw names announced for new campground in Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  12. The governments of Canada, British Columbia and the Nisg̱a'a Nation are commemorating the 22nd anniversary of the signing of British Columbia's first modern Treaty, the Nisg̱a'a Final Agreement.
  13. Today, 13 projects are announced for funding under the new Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme 2021-25.
  14. The Government of Canada is taking action to support Indigenous communities in bringing traditional births back home.
  15. Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, will announce an investment to improve high-speed Internet access in Manitoba.
  16. Le Jeune is the first documented person of African descent to live in Canada (New France) and the first person of African descent known to have been enslaved in the colony.
  17. Northern, remote and Indigenous communities in Canada face unique housing and infrastructure needs.
  18. Indigenous nurses are the bridge between traditional healing and Western medicine, establishing and applying a holistic approach to their healthcare delivery.
  19. Under pressure in rapidly evolving settings, nurses can be relied upon to adapt, evaluate and make critical decisions for the patients whose lives rest in their hands.
  20. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, announced funding for 18 Indigenous organizations (including 15 Indigenous women’s and three 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations) through multi-year agreements that amplify their voices and perspectives in the development of policies, programs and legislation. Crown−Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) is coordinating the distribution of $36.3 million over five years beginning in 2021−22 to 2025−26, and $8.6 million ongoing for this program to allow stable and longer-term project funding for these organizations.
  21. COVID-19 continues to impact communities across the country, and Indigenous Services Canada remains available to assist in prevention and response efforts.
  22. “On the International Day of the Midwife, we celebrate the vital role midwifery plays in supporting traditional birthing practices in communities, and the positive impact midwives have in the lives of mothers, babies and families. Midwifery and access to birth supports in communities to keep moms and babies close to family and home is an important part of the Government of Canada’s work to ensure equitable, culturally safe, community-led and distinctions-based approaches to health services.”
  23. “Today’s day of remembering was inspired by Jaime Black’s REDress art installation project, which included red dresses placed in public spaces as a visual reminder of the pain and loss felt by families and survivors of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.”
  24. The locating of unmarked graves at former Indian residential school sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse Indigenous children suffered in these institutions. The Government of Canada is working with Survivors, Indigenous leaders and affected families and communities as part of efforts 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.
  25. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, joined Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Crystal Smith to announce the Nation’s successful addition to reserve. Expanding the reserve land base is a key step that enables First Nations communities to advance their vision of self-determination and create opportunities for economic development.
  26. 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.
  27. Indigenous Services Canada is supporting IPAC in their advocacy against racism with more than $150K to help ensure Indigenous people in Canada have access to health services without fear of discrimination or racism.
  28. Today, Chief Connie Big Eagle of Ocean Man First Nation and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations announced Ocean Man’s successful addition to reserve.
  29. Research plans include mapping and assessing the current site conditions of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror wrecks.
  30. The Government of Canada acknowledges the past harms caused to First Nations by a lack of safe drinking water and is firmly committed to supporting these communities by addressing systemic barriers and developing sustainable solutions that can enable access to safe and clean water for generations to come.
  31. First Nations and the Government of Canada will provide an update on the safe drinking water settlement agreement.
  32. Minister Miller and Minister Hajdu attend the 21st session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Indigenous Peoples, business, autonomy and the principles of due diligence.
  33. Canadian start-ups and small and medium-sized companies are key drivers of innovation across Canada and in every sector of the economy.
  34. Government of Canada honours national historic significance of the Winnipeg Falcons
  35. Government of Canada Celebrates the National Historic Significance of the Winnipeg Falcons Hockey Club
  36. Chief Ken Baird and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that the Tsawwassen First Nation and the Government of Canada have concluded negotiations and reached a settlement agreement of the English Bluff Specific Claim.
  37. Government of Canada Celebrates the National Historic Significance of the Winnipeg Falcons Hockey Club
  38. Government of Canada recognizes PEI author, John Stewart, with historic designation
  39. Minister Miller issues statement regarding documents located in secure storage in the Northwest Territories and the ongoing document review.
  40. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, along with Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Rainy River, highlighted more than $163 million in combined federal and provincial funding for seven projects to bring high-speed Internet access to 7,772 households in rural Ontario, as well as in First Nations communities.
  41. Today, Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands and Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (Senate), on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, highlighted more than $96 million in combined federal and provincial funding for five projects to bring high-speed Internet access to 22,546 households in rural and First Nations communities in Ontario.
  42. Households in rural and First Nations communities to benefit from the funding to increase access to high-speed Internet
  43. Minister Ien launches Canada Summer Jobs hiring season
  44. Patty Hajdu, the Federal Minister of Indigenous Services, announced that Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. will receive $1.8 million to support the construction of the Ka Ni Kanichihk Cultural and Wellness Centre.
  45. Wood bison from Elk Island National Park continue to contribute to the global conservation of the iconic species
  46. Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, will announce an investment to improve high-speed Internet access in Manitoba. A media availability will follow.
  47. Elk Island National Park Wood Bison Translocation
  48. Households in rural and First Nation communities to benefit from the funding to increase access to high-speed Internet
  49. Parks Canada-led program will support the identification of key ecological corridors to connect habitats and conserve biodiversity.
  50. The Government of Canada will launch a new program to support biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation