Aboriginal Peoples

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  1. As we enter into over a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses, communities, and organizations throughout Nunavut and across the territories are continuing to feel the impacts on the economy. That’s why the Government of Canada continues to be there to not only support Northern businesses through their challenges, but to also continue to support their recovery by making strategic investments in the foundations and structures already in place to keep the Northern economy going.
  2. The Government of Canada is stepping up to help businesses in Nunavut, while creating and maintaining jobs, enhancing Indigenous business development and maximizing opportunities throughout the region.
  3. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the everyday lives of Canadians, particularly young people who are facing unprecedented challenges, with fewer jobs, disruptions in their studies and overall uncertainty of the future.
  4. Please be advised that Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor, will make a virtual announcement tomorrow regarding five key community and Indigenous-led projects in the Northwest Territories.
  5. Chief Patricia Bernard of the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced a major step forward on the path of reconciliation and renewal.
  6. The Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies announced on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, that Canada has provided $2.4 million this fiscal year to seven Indigenous groups in Saskatchewan through the Nation Rebuilding Program.
  7. Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor, announced an investment of over $375,000 to support a two-year project to renovate Yellowknife’s soon-to-be relocated Visitor Centre.
  8. The Government continues to recognize the health risks of holding elections during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in at-risk, underserved Indigenous communities, and particularly as parts of the country contend with a third wave of COVID-19 and highly contagious variants.
  9. Thanks to federal and provincial investments, Highway 16 from Prince Rupert to Prince George will soon have cellular coverage along the entire route, fulfilling a critical recommendation to make the highway safer.
  10. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is closely monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases reported in First Nations communities across the country.
  11. Minister Miller and Indigenous Services Canada officials to hold a news conference on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  12. Today, the Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, announced that the Northern Responsible Energy Approach for Community Heat and Electricity program (Northern REACHE) has provided the Hamlet of Gjoa Haven $140,000 over two years (2018-2020) for the installation of a 10 kW solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the local arena.
  13. The Government of Canada continues to work towards improving access to clean and safe drinking water for all First Nations communities.
  14. The health and safety of Canadians and the protection of our environment are priorities for the Government of Canada.
  15. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is closely monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases reported in First Nations communities across the country.
  16. Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Valerie Gideon, Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, and Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
  17. The Minister of Indigenous Services Canada announces the launch of a call for proposals to support Indigenous Peoples, communities, and groups as they begin work to develop their own legislation and explore Indigenous-led models for child and family services.
  18. Women entrepreneurs are crucial to Canada's economic success, and supporting their success is key to ensuring a strong, inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  19. A one-year extension to the BC Bus North service was announced today, meaning people who live and work in northern British Columbia can continue to rely on inter-city bus service. This service has become a crucial lifeline in the region as other transportation options have been limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  20. CanNor invests over $3.2 million in six projects focused on research, marketing, and training in the territory’s fishing and sealing industries
  21. The Government of Canada highlights investments of over $3.2 million that have been made to support six projects that will continue to grow and diversify Nunavut’s economy.
  22. The Government of Canada knows that vulnerable populations have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19. That is why the government introduced measures to provide support to Canadians through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, and why it remains committed to ensuring every Canadian has a fair and equal chance to succeed.
  23. Overall, active case counts continue to decline, with 1,083 active cases reported as of March 23, 2021.
  24. The Government of Canada will respond to the first reports related to COVID‑19 and the report on Investing in Canada Plan from the Auditor General of Canada.
  25. The Canadian Armed Forces will join Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations partners and other service providers to accelerate the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out in a number of isolated on-reserve communities in Manitoba.
  26. The Government of Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami renew joint commitment to tuberculosis elimination
  27. Minister Miller, Minister Sajjan and Indigenous Services Canada officials will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
  28. The Government of Canada is proud to reaffirm its partnership with Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and the Government of Ontario to support NAN towards achieving a self-determined health care system.
  29. The Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  30. Childcare is not a luxury – it’s a necessity. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the social and economic challenges faced by Manitoban families, particularly those where parents are unable to return to work due to child care needs.
  31. With the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, we look ahead with optimism and hope as vaccine roll-outs ramp up across the country.
  32. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, announced that Canada has provided over $3.8 million this fiscal year to seven Indigenous groups in Manitoba through the Nation Rebuilding Program.
  33. Minister Carr and Minister Squires to make a virtual announcement on early learning and child care in Manitoba
  34. Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs are the backbone of communities across the country and an important part of the Canadian economy.
  35. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  36. The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, issued the following statement today.
  37. Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, issued the following statement today.
  38. Upgrades to Nova Scotia fish farm will increase production, create jobs in Indigenous community
  39. The Government of Canada continues to help and support Canadian families and workers struggling to make ends meet because of the COVID 19 pandemic. Over the past year, this support has included the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, the Canada Emergency Student Benefit, three recovery benefits and a more flexible and accessible Employment Insurance (EI) program.
  40. As part of her two-day virtual tour in the Maritimes region, Gudie Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, will meet with stakeholders in various local industries and organizations and make important funding announcements.
  41. Today, Marc G. Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that the Wabun Tribal Council is receiving $190,875 through the Nation Rebuilding Program this year.
  42. Today, the Commission announced its decision to amend the waste facility decommissioning licence issued to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd. (CNL) for its Douglas Point Waste Facility, located in Tiverton, Ontario. This decision follows a public hearing held virtually on November 25 and 26, 2020. The amended licence allows CNL to undertake Phase 3 active decommissioning activities, including the decommissioning and dismantlement of certain facilities and structures at the facility.
  43. A combined investment of more than $1.5 million from the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec and Cogeco means that high-speed Internet network access is now available to 774 households and 12 businesses in the Laurentides Region.
  44. In order to help maintain a robust workforce and better position our country for a strong economic recovery, the Government of Canada is investing in the skilled trades to ensure that Canadians have the training they need to access good, well-paying jobs. The government is making targeted investments, so that key groups facing barriers—like women, newcomers, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and Black and racialized Canadians—can better find work in the skilled trades through projects led by unions and their partner organizations.
  45. The Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Marc Miller, and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable David Lametti, issued the following statement today.
  46. Increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in science and research enhances excellence, innovation and creativity and leads to more impactful results for all Canadians.
  47. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is closely monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases reported in First Nations communities across the country. Overall, active case counts continue to decline, with 1,123 active cases reported as of March 10, 2021.
  48. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, along with Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, announced that the Government of Canada is providing $8 million in funding to help the four Inuit Land Claim Organizations address food insecurity in Inuit Nunangat.
  49. Today, Indigenous Services Canada provided a progress update on this commitment. As of March 10, 2021, 101 long-term drinking water advisories have been lifted.
  50. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum, Ontario, on the lifting of the last remaining long-term drinking water advisory in their community. The advisory had been in effect since 2012, and the lifting of this last advisory means improved access to clean water for the majority of residents in the community.