Aboriginal Peoples

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  1. Star Blanket Cree Nation lifts drinking water advisory that had been in effect since 2007. A new water treatment plant is providing reliable, safe, clean water to all homes and community buildings.
  2. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, alongside Chief Darcy Bear of the Whitecap Dakota Nation, announced $15 million to support the construction of the first thermal style spa in Saskatchewan, Dakota Dunes Thermal Spa.
  3. Canada and Star Blanket First Nation to make announcement on the community’s long-term drinking water advisory.
  4. Indigenous Services Canada recognizes the critical importance of safe homes for children and families to grow and thrive. Housing continues to be a pressing need across the country, disproportionately affecting Indigenous Peoples.
  5. Please be advised that Chief Darcy Bear of the Whitecap Dakota Nation and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, will make a funding announcement in support of a new infrastructure project in the community.
  6. Today, Elected Chief Ken Price of the K’ómoks First Nation (K’ómoks); the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and the Honourable Murray Rankin, B.C. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, marked a significant milestone towards renewing their nation-to-nation relationships.
  7. Today, 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, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $6 million in Air North, Yukon’s Airline to renew its fleet and expand its infrastructure.
  8. Today, National Indigenous Collaborative Housing Incorporated (NICHI) Chief Executive Officer John Gordon, in collaboration with the Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible of FedNor, Patty Hajdu, announced the recipients of NICHI’s expression of need process to address the critical need for safe and affordable urban, rural and northern Indigenous housing projects.
  9. The former Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Alexander Henry is a retired light icebreaker, buoy tender, and navigational aid ship that served on the Great Lakes from 1959 to 1985.
  10. 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 to support Air North in renewing its fleet and expanding its infrastructure.
  11. Please be advised that John Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of the National Indigenous Collaborative Housing Inc. (NICHI) and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible of FedNor, will make a historic announcement related to housing in urban, rural and northern Indigenous communities.
  12. Government of Canada to make an important announcement about the CCGS Alexander Henry National Historic Site
  13. Today, The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced the First Green Building Strategy.
  14. On behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, will make an announcement as part of the plan to help save Canadians money on their energy bills.
  15. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and FedNor, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay – Superior North, was in Thunder Bay, ON to highlight that today is the final opportunity for small businesses in Ontario to file their tax returns to benefit from the first payment of the Canada Carbon Rebate for Small Businesses.
  16. Today, the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, delivered an apology on behalf of the Government of Canada, to the nine Dakota and Lakota First Nations in Canada for past harms relating to Canada’s longstanding denial of their rights.
  17. The Gitanyow Nation, as represented by the Simgigyet’m Gitanyow (Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs) and the Government of Canada recently signed a Funding Agreement, marking a significant step forward in restoring Gitanyow’s inherent right of self-government.
  18. The recreational striped bass fishery in the Gulf Region has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, bringing significant socio-economic benefits to Indigenous and coastal communities.
  19. 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.
  20. Canadians deserve better access to health care services and affordable medicines, regardless of where they live or their ability to pay.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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:
  28. A new national urban park would facilitate access to nature for Canadians
  29. 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.
  30. 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)
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Kick off Canada Day with Parks Canada at Signal Hill National Historic Site for the annual sunrise event
  41. 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.
  42. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) today announced that Pierre Tremblay has been appointed President for a 5-year term effective August 12, 2024.
  43. 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.
  44. 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)
  45. The Shiibaashka’igan – Jingle Dress is a sacred Anishinaabe women’s dress and dance tradition
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. Join Parks Canada on Canada Day with free admission at national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas!
  49. 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.
  50. 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.