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  1. During her long life, Smith exemplified leadership as a Métis woman, community builder, homesteader, rancher and author.
  2. Contributions will support habitat restoration work, ecological connectivity, engagement of Indigenous communities, and access to greenspace for Canadians in Ontario.
  3. Government of Canada funding announcement to protect and enhance three critical natural spaces in Ontario
  4. Priority projects in Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay and Banff national parks to focus on critical infrastructure, visitor safety, and improved visitor experiences.
  5. Canada has signed an agreement with the Representative Plaintiffs who represent the 325 bands that have opted into the Band class litigation. Through this settlement, Canada is committed to addressing the collective harm caused by the residential schools system and the loss of language, culture, and heritage.
  6. Today, Band class representatives former Chief Shane Gottfriedson and former Chief Garry Feschuk, along with the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that Canada has signed an agreement with the Representative Plaintiffs who represent the 325 bands that have opted into the Band class litigation.
  7. Priority projects at Fort Henry, Fort Wellington, Laurier House and Sir John Johnson House national historic sites.
  8. Parks Canada will make an important announcement about Parks Canada’s infrastructure funding
  9. Federal Infrastructure Investment Projects Fort Henry, Fort Wellington, Laurier House and Sir John Johnson House national historic sites.
  10. Parks Canada will make an important announcement about infrastructure funding to provide safer and better visitor experiences at mountain national parks
  11. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, joined by the Band Class representative plaintiffs, will make an announcement on the Gottfriedson Band Class Settlement.
  12. Parks Canada will make an important announcement about Parks Canada’s infrastructure funding.
  13. Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced the Commission’s decision to renew the Class IB nuclear fuel facility licence held by Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc.
  14. Today, the Government of Canada announced an investment of $265,732 to support the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg. The funds will go to support a Mobile Outreach Vaccination Clinic, which aims to increase confidence and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines.
  15. Young people from all nations and backgrounds play important leadership roles in marine protected areas and ocean conservation. From the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Marseilles to the more recent United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, young professionals are leaning into the conversation and taking action to protect the world ocean.
  16. The IMPAC5 Young Professionals Committee is comprised of 15 exceptional young professionals from around the world. This dynamic group was chosen through a worldwide competitive selection process. They bring leadership experience, passion for ocean conservation, expertise in marine protection and a desire to help change the world for the better
  17. The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will announce a partnership with Ocean Wise that will amplify youth voices at the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) which takes place next month in Vancouver. Minister Murray will be joined by representatives from the IMPAC5 Secretariat and Ocean Wise.
  18. Plan contributes to protecting the environment and connecting Canadians to nature in Atlantic Canada.
  19. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, convened a national roundtable with Indigenous leaders and partners and federal, provincial and territorial governments on missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI
  20. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, announced the appointment of Jennifer Moore Rattray as the Ministerial Special Representative who will provide advice and recommendations, through engagement with survivors, families, partners and organizations, in support of Call for Justice 1.7 to create an Indigenous and Human Rights Ombudsperson.
  21. The Canadian Coast Guard keeps waterways safe for mariners, protects the marine environment and responds to over 6,000 calls for marine assistance each year.
  22. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, will make an announcement following a national roundtable with federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous representatives on missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people.
  23. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, along with Reginald Percival and Kenneth Weistche, court-appointed representative plaintiffs, announced that an Agreement-in-Principle has been reached in the Federal Indian Boarding Homes (Percival) class action.
  24. Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry is vital to the region and hosting national sporting events can generate significant economic benefits by attracting visitors outside the traditional tourism season. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting the Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex Corporation (CBHRCC), in partnership with Cape Breton University (CBU), to revitalize the community’s multi-sport recreation facility.
  25. Plan contributes to preserving our nation’s heritage and connecting Canadians to history in Ontario.
  26. Plan contributes to preserving our nation’s heritage and connecting Canadians to history in Ontario.
  27. Today, Chief Lynn Indian from the Big Grassy First Nation and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown−Indigenous Relations, announced $1.8 million in funding provided through the Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program, for the construction of a new cultural space building.
  28. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown−Indigenous Relations, announced that Bill S-219, An Act Respecting a National Ribbon Skirt Day, received Royal Assent on December 15, 2022, and is now an Act of Parliament.
  29. Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced the Commission’s decision to renew the waste nuclear substance licence held by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) for its Port Hope Long-Term Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Project (Port Hope Project) located in Port Hope, Ontario. The Commission renewed the licence for a period of 10 years.
  30. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services; the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence; and the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, issued the following statement.
  31. B.C. Indigenous Cannabis Business Fund launched, creating new opportunities for First Nations in the cannabis industry.
  32. As part of Canada’s work to renew relationships with Indigenous Peoples, the Government will support Indigenous groups working to rebuild their nations or Inuit communities—in a manner that responds to their unique needs and priorities. This was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and is an objective outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  33. Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) and the Canadian Museum of Nature have signed a Letter of Agreement to continue collaborating on research and monitoring in the North and Arctic to further understand rapidly changing northern ecosystems.
  34. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, issued the following statement to mark the 7th Anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Final Report.
  35. As Canada’s nuclear regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has been carefully monitoring a situation that began early December 14, 2022, at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) in Point Lepreau, NB.
  36. A new Indigenous-led health facility will soon become a reality in Treaty 4 territory in Saskatchewan. With funding now confirmed, the Saulteaux Pelly Agency Health Alliance’s $30 million proposal to construct a multipurpose health facility can now move forward to the tendering phase.
  37. The success of Indigenous organizations, businesses and communities is essential to building a strong, innovative and inclusive Atlantic Canadian economy.
  38. Plan contributes to protecting the environment and cultural heritage around Georgian Bay Islands National Park and Beausoleil Island National Historic Site
  39. Canada introduces Bill C-38 to further address inequities in the registration and band membership provisions of the Indian Act
  40. General background on Bill C-8: In 2012, an exploratory process studied options for reform with First Nations and Métis partners. The conclusion was that Canada should work with First Nations to proactively address issues related to registration and band membership under the Indian Act.
  41. Plan contributes to protecting the environment and connecting Canadians to nature and culture in Gaspésie.
  42. Minister Hajdu to provide short remarks after Question Period and regular House Proceedings regarding registration provisions of the Indian Act
  43. Leaders from the Métis National Council and Governing Members met with federal cabinet Ministers to advance work on implementing joint priorities as outlined in the Canada Métis-Nation Accord.
  44. Feasibility assessment of Seal River Watershed to be informed by Traditional and scientific Knowledge.
  45. Important announcement on advancing the protection of one of the world's largest ecologically intact watersheds.
  46. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and Cassidy Caron, President of the Métis National Council, will co-chair a meeting to discuss the Canada-Métis Nation Permanent Bilateral Mechanism between federal Ministers and Métis Nation Leaders.
  47. Minister Vandal statement on ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting 2022.
  48. Today, Chief Barry Nikal from the Witset First Nation and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown−Indigenous Relations, announced the launch of the Witset Youth Healing Lodge Project.
  49. New federal investments announced for British Columbia Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative
  50. The 2022 spring and summer research projects assessed the state of the Franklin Expedition site.