Aboriginal Peoples

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  1. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, will hold a media availability in Vancouver, British Columbia, to highlight the Our Gathering Summit and the federal budget’s investments to advance Indigenous reconciliation
  2. Minister Beech to highlight Budget 2024 investments on the Sunshine Coast
  3. The Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will make an announcement and hold a media availability in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to highlight the federal budget’s investments in advancing Indigenous reconciliation.
  4. Minister Duclos to highlight Budget 2024: Fairness for Every Generation investments to ensure a fair future for Indigenous peoples
  5. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, will join Kúkpi7 James Tomma, Chief of Skwlāx te Secwepemcúl̓ecw, as well as members of the Band, to celebrate the opening of the first of four new subdivisions built after the Bush Creek East wildfire in 2023.
  6. A national park in the Peel Watershed would permanently protect the area, contribute to the recovery of species at risk, and support the continuation of Indigenous cultural practices for future generations.
  7. Backgrounder: Decision by the independent Commission on the applicability of the environmental assessment for the Darlington New Nuclear Project to Ontario Power Generation’s selected reactor technology
  8. Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced the Commission’s decision that the existing environmental assessment (EA) for the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP) is applicable to the reactor technology selected by Ontario Power Generation (OPG), the General Electric Hitachi BWRX300 reactor.
  9. Small Craft Harbours play a vital role in the economies of our coastal communities, as many depend on them as a major source of employment. Ensuring these harbours stay in good working condition helps ensure our coastal communities can continue to thrive.
  10. Decades of discriminatory funding will not be undone overnight, but we are making progress.
  11. On April 19, 2024, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation’s child and family services law, Nigig Nibi Ki-Win, came into force. Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation is the third Indigenous governing body in Ontario and the eleventh in Canada to have its own child and family services law.
  12. The Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, and the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, will make an announcement and hold a media availability in Hamilton, Ontario, to highlight the federal budget’s investments in helping students thrive in Canada by boosting research funding.
  13. The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) and the Government of Canada have taken a significant step towards strengthening their relationship and promoting self-determination for the Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke.
  14. The strong voices of Indigenous youth are changing communities, challenging the status quo, and taking the lead in building a better, fairer, and more sustainable future for all people living in Canada.
  15. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, concludes his participation in the Arctic Encounter Symposium with appreciation of those who contributed to the important discussions that took place during the event.
  16. Grand Chief Jacques Tremblay of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation (WWFN) and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, today announced the signing of a Protocol Agreement on Consultation and Accommodation.
  17. Minister Vandal to deliver remarks in Yellowknife on how the defence policy update will impact the North and the Arctic.
  18. The Government of Canada is working to renew the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples in Canada based on the affirmation of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.
  19. The Agreement provides for the establishment of a shared governance framework between the Nation Micmac de Gespeg and Parks Canada for joint initiatives and activities in Forillon National Park.
  20. Twenty-five years ago today, Nunavut was established, fulfilling a long-standing goal of Inuit for greater control over their lands and determination about their future.
  21. Minister Anandasangaree to make a Budget 2024 announcement in Iqaluit. Media must register in advance.
  22. This unveiling completes an HSMBC hat trick, with the series receiving its third HSMBC plaque.
  23. MP McLeod announces $15 million to Indigenous governments and organizations in the Northwest Territories affected by 2023 wildfires
  24. The Nation Micmac de Gespeg and Government of Canada to announce the signing of an agreement concerning Forillon National Park.
  25. On March 22, 2024, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, tabled the Government of Canada’s response to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts’ report titled Report 8, Emergency Management in First Nations communities – Indigenous Services Canada, of the 2022 Reports 5 to 8 of the Auditor General of Canada. In doing so, Minister Hajdu tabled actions the government will take to implement the recommendations, in partnership with First Nations.
  26. Caldwell First Nation and Parks Canada reach agreement to explore shared governance of the proposed national urban park in Windsor.
  27. Today the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY), a Calgary-based, Indigenous-led not-for-profit organization, celebrated the groundbreaking of the start of construction for the youth centre, and a significant step towards supporting a vision of success for Indigenous youth now and for future generations.
  28. The Government of Canada to announce supports to Indigenous governments and organizations of the Northwest Territories affected by the 2023 wildfires
  29. TB disproportionately affects Inuit and Inuit communities. Between 2015 and 2019, the reported incidence rate of active TB disease among Inuit living in Inuit Nunangat was 300 times the rate among the Canadian-born, non-Indigenous population.
  30. Please be advised that the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) and Member of Parliament George Chahal, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, will celebrate the groundbreaking of the start of construction of the first Indigenous Youth Centre in Calgary.
  31. The entire section of the river flowing in Alberta is now designated under the Canadian Heritage River System.
  32. Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, issued the following statement
  33. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, CanNor and PrairiesCan, announced in a keynote address to the Arctic Energy and Resource Symposium that Nukik Corporation is receiving an additional $2.8 million in funding from Canada’s Northern REACHE Program to advance the Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link project to the next phase of development.
  34. Having a safe home is essential to supporting First Nations in building the lives they want for themselves, their families, and their communities. We know that there is more work to be done so that all First Nations have access to quality, affordable housing.
  35. Once established, the new protected area will conserve more than 16,700 square kilometres of the Labrador Shelf Marine Region.
  36. The Government of Canada is working to renew the relationships between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples in Canada based on the affirmation of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.
  37. PrairiesCan funding of $4 million will bolster the ability of Indigenous Tourism Alberta to draw more visitors to authentic Indigenous experiences, events and attractions across the province
  38. Fisheries and Oceans Canada will hold virtual technical briefings on changing ocean conditions and impacts on Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence Shrimp.
  39. We are pleased to support the 50th annual Little Native Hockey League (LNHL) tournament by providing $100,000 so First Nation youth, families, and team staff can participate in the week-long activities.
  40. Fort McKay First Nation received an Addition to Reserve lands, which included oil sands deposits, as part of a 2004 Treaty Land Entitlement Settlement Agreement.
  41. Addressing the harms suffered by Survivors, their families and communities is at the heart of reconciliation and is essential to renewing and building relationships with Indigenous partners, communities, and governments in Canada.
  42. When Hurricane Fiona wreaked havoc on cities and towns along the Atlantic coast, the Government of Canada responded quickly with programs designed to help the region with long-term recovery efforts and adaptations to help businesses and communities recover, restore and rebuild for the future.
  43. Today, Chief Rodger Redman of Standing Buffalo Dakota First Nation (“Standing Buffalo”) and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, announced that the parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Advancing Reconciliation that determines how the parties will work together on shared solutions to deliver results on community priorities.
  44. Over $1.6 million of PrairiesCan funding to support SMEs and grow the Green Economy in Manitoba
  45. Duncan’s First Nation, a close-knit community in northern Alberta, recently celebrated the opening of their new water treatment plant, ensuring safe, clean, and reliable drinking water for the community now and for future generations.
  46. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface – Saint Vital, will announce federal support to assist small- and medium-sized enterprises to meet the growing demand for green and sustainable products.
  47. When young people have access to the supports needed to complete their studies and achieve their career goals, then communities, the economy and all of Canada thrive. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make meaningful investments in youth through its comprehensive array of youth programming.
  48. Today, Chief Glenn Bennett of Kitselas First Nation and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, celebrated the signing of a Consultation Protocol
  49. Liard First Nation, Ross River Dena Council, and the White River First Nation have constructed 33 new homes and refurbished an additional four homes with funding from Indigenous Services Canada.
  50. PrairiesCan and Provincial funding supports the ongoing maintenance and operation of the Hudson Bay Railway.