Canada Introduces Legislation Respecting The Rights of Indigenous Peoples "U.N.D.R.I.P"
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Canada Introduces Legislation Respecting The Rights of Indigenous Peoples “U.N.D.R.I.P”

Reading Time: 2 minutes United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Today, David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced the introduction of Bill C-15, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. The Ministers were joined by Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Read More…

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Indigenous Canada

Canadian Government Commits $1.5B To Lift Remaining Boiled Water Advisories On First Nations Land

Reading Time: 2 minutes The additional $1.5 Billion will complete the remaining boiled water advisories by March of 2021 When the Trudeau Liberals were first elected in 2015, they made a promise to work with the Indigenous community on reconciliation of first nations rights and improve the standard of living on Indigenous lands. One of those promises was to Read More…

President Elect Biden Appoints Navajo Nation Dr Jill Jim To COVID-19 Advisory Board
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President Elect Biden Appoints Navajo Nation Dr Jill Jim To COVID-19 Advisory Board

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dr Jill Jim is a proud member of the Navajo Nation with decades of experience in Western and Indigenous medicine WASHINGTON – Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced new members of the Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. The team of leading public health experts is helping President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, and the transition prepare to implement Read More…

"Coastal Nations" Canada's First Indigenous-Led Coast Guard Begins Operation
Indigenous Western Canada

“Coastal Nations” Canada’s First Indigenous-Led Coast Guard Begins Operation

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Coastal Nations Auxiliary begins operations in British Columbia Victoria, British Columbia – The Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary (CN-CGA) commenced on-water operations this fall in the territorial waters of Ahousaht and Heiltsuk First Nations, becoming the first Indigenous-led Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary in Canada. CN-CGA response units in Nisga’a, Gitxaala, and Kitasoo/Xai’xais territorial waters will be operational Read More…

Quebec Lower Flags To Half Mast Honouring Grand Chief Max Gros-Louis
Indigenous Eastern Canada

Quebec Lower Flags To Half Mast Honouring Grand Chief Max Gros-Louis

Reading Time: < 1 minute Grand Chief Max Gros-Louis served as Chief of the Huron nation for 33 years QUEBEC, In honour of Grand Chief Max Gros-Louis’ passing, the Quebec flag will be at half mast on the central tower of the Parliament Building, on the day of the funeral, Thursday, 19 November 2020, from dawn to dusk, at the Read More…

Arviat Nunavut Now The COVID-19 Epicenter of the North
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Arviat Nunavut Now The COVID-19 Epicenter of the North

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 cases continue to rock the Canada’s Northern most territory Today, Nunavut has a total of 70 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. An additional eight new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to 54. An additional two new cases have been confirmed in Rankin Inlet, bringing the community’s Read More…

Indigenous Western Canada

Canada Celebrates Louis Riel Day, Manitoba’s 1st Premier

Reading Time: 3 minutes Louis Riel was championed Metis rights and freedom Louis David Riel 22 October 1844 – 16 November 1885) was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political leader of the Métis people of the Canadian Prairies. He led two rebellions against the government of Canada and its first post-Confederation prime minister, John A. Macdonald. Riel sought to preserve Read More…

B.C Indigenous People A Step Closer To Self Governing
Indigenous Western Canada

B.C Indigenous People A Step Closer To Self Governing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada supports the nation rebuilding efforts of Indigenous groups in British Columbia The Canada government needs to be responsible for rebuilding the nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown and government-to-government relationship with Indigenous peoples through supporting the realization of their visions of self-determination. Today Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that Canada has provided $2.6 million this fiscal Read More…

Indigenous Services Canada Announces Recipients for 2020 Awards of Excellence in Nursing
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Indigenous Services Canada Announces Recipients for 2020 Awards of Excellence in Nursing

Reading Time: 2 minutes 2020 was marked as the Year of the Nurse Through the uncertainties of the current COVID-19 pandemic, nurses have remained steadfast in their tireless commitment to provide high-quality testing, care and treatment to anyone needing medical attention. In Indigenous communities, nurses continue to work selflessly on the frontlines to improve First Nations and Inuit health Read More…

Manitoba Chiefs first in line to get flu shots
Indigenous Western Canada

Manitoba Chiefs first in line to get flu shots

Reading Time: 2 minutes 85% of Indigenous people have not taken the flu vaccine Winnipeg, MB – First Nation citizens across the Province of Manitoba are being urged to get their annual flu shot as soon as possible. “Once again, I am encouraging all First Nations citizens from Northern Manitoba to get your flu shot sooner rather than later,” stated Grand Chief Read More…

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Mi’kmaw Community Has Been Let Down By The RCMP

Reading Time: 2 minutes Marc Miller Indigenous Services Mister’s strong-worded rebuke of the RCMP and criminals terrorizing Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaw people. Ottawa, ON. – Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services held a press Read More…

Breaking News Indigenous

Arsonists Set Fire to Mi’Kmaq Fishing Compound & Sucker Punch Mi’Kmaq Chief

Reading Time: 2 minutes Another day of assault on the Mi’Kmaq community resulting in local Chief being sucker punched in the face Another day of violent assault on the Mi’kmaq fishers in Nova Scotia at the hands of commercial Fishers. Nova Scotians woken to a major fire and this time it wasn’t a burning vehicle it was a lobster Read More…

MKO Grand Chief Stands In Solidarity with Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Fishers
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MKO Grand Chief Stands In Solidarity with Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Fishers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadians across the country are standing in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq Fishers Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. Grand Chief Garrison Settee expresses his support and solidarity with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia in their struggle to maintain their Aboriginal fishing rights. The recent acts of violence against Indigenous fishers have drawn national wide condemnation from Read More…

Another day of Violent Assualt On Nova Scotia's Indigenous Fishers
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Another day of Violent Assualt On Nova Scotia’s Indigenous Fishers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arson, theft, assault, vandalism are what the Indigenous Fishers are facing on a daily basis. The continued assault on Nova Scotia’s Indigenous fishing Community has reached its Fever Pitch. The Mi’kmaq community’s right to fish anywhere is affirmed in 1999 by the Supreme Court of Canada as it is within the Peace and Friendship Treaty Read More…

Sisters of Spirt Day
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney Declares Oct. 4th Sisters of Spirt Day

Reading Time: 1 minute Sisters of Spirit Day will honour the women of the Indigenous community Sisters of Spirit Day is a good symbolic gesture to honour the Indigenous women within Canada. Missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has been labeled a Canadian genocide that has destroyed families across the nation. Indigenous women and girls are far more Read More…

Manitoba Governmet Puts Limit on Indigenous Right to Hunt Moose in the Porcupine and Duck Mountains
Indigenous Western Canada

Manitoba Government Puts Limit on Indigenous Right to Hunt Moose in the Porcupine and Duck Mountains

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous rights to hunt are written within the Constitution First Nations have an Aboriginal right to hunt game, including moose, as recognized and affirmed in section 35 of the Constitution Act 1982 and as determined by the Supreme Court of Canada. Further, paragraph 13 of the Manitoba Natural Resources Transfer Agreement, 1930 sets out the rights of First Nations to Read More…

September 30th Marks Orange Shirt Day
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September 30th Marks Orange Shirt Day

Reading Time: 3 minutes Orange Shirt Day is meant to commemorate the residential school experience and bring forth reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous People Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. This project was the vision Read More…

Federal Government Moves To Advance Indigenous Languages Act
Indigenous Northern Canada

Federal Government Moves To Advance Indigenous Languages Act

Reading Time: 2 minutes The preservation of Indigenous language has been a priority of the Trudeau administration The implementation of the Indigenous Language Act—an act supporting the efforts of Indigenous Peoples to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen Indigenous languages—remains a top priority for the Government of Canada. Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage announced that the Government of Canada is Read More…

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Approves of Throne Speech
Indigenous Eastern Canada

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Approves of Throne Speech

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bellegarde Says Speech from the Throne continues work toward reconciliation with Indigenous people National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations said the Speech from the Throne builds on the important steps initially announced in 2019, and adds new commitments to improving the lives of First Nations through better infrastructure, policing and other Read More…

Northern Ontario First Nations receives $13M to reduce fossil fuel dependency
Indigenous Eastern Canada

Northern Ontario First Nations receives $13M to reduce fossil fuel dependency

Reading Time: 3 minutes First Nations communities have been paving the way for reduction of fossil fuels throughout the country Canada’s forest sector plays a central role in combating climate change, driving innovation and creating economic opportunities for rural and Indigenous communities. The best solutions for combating climate change in these communities come from the people who live there. Read More…

Anishnawbek first nation receives $1.1M to build new affordable housing
Indigenous Eastern Canada

Anishnawbek first nation receives $1.1M to build new affordable housing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous communities like Anishnawbek have seen a major increase in housing funding under the Trudeau Government A fundamental need for every individual is a safe and healthy home. The government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to develop innovative housing initiatives to reduce overcrowding and enhance the quality of life and well-being Read More…

Indigenous Eastern Canada

25 year anniversary of the killing of Dudley George by Ontario Provincial Police

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dudley George was shot and killed by Ontario Provincial Police while protesting Today, Carolyn Bennett Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, together with Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ontario, and Chief Jason Henry, Chief of Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation, announced the addition of lands to Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Read More…

Major shift in how justice will be applied to Canada's Indigenous People
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Major shift in how justice will be applied to Canada’s Indigenous People

Reading Time: 2 minutes For decades Indigenous people have called for a justice system that would be fair and just British Columbia and the BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) is creating Indigenous justice centres throughout B.C., improving access to supports and helping individuals more easily navigate the justice system. “For too long, Indigenous peoples have been over-represented in Read More…

Coastal First Nations $1.33M initiative to protect marine waters
Indigenous Western Canada

Coastal First Nations $1.33M initiative to protect marine waters

Reading Time: 3 minutes Indigenous communities have been the custodians of nature The British Columbia (B.C) Government forms partnership with the Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative focuses on removing marine debris such as discarded plastics and fishing gear from shorelines and traditional food-gathering areas on central coast of B.C. The Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative is Read More…

MMF developing curriculum to Home school Metis Children
Indigenous Western Canada

MMF developing curriculum to Home school Metis Children

Reading Time: 2 minutes MMF at odds with Manitoba Minister of Health Cameron Friesen and Dr. Roussin with handling of education for Metis Children The Manitoba Métis Government wants to ensure all opportunities are given to Métis parents who prefer to keep their children at home, and to do homeschooling, for fear of COVID and for the safety of Read More…

Newfoundland launches Reconciliation portal for residential school survivors
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Newfoundland launches Reconciliation portal for residential school survivors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s committed to reconciliation with Indigenous people ‘The residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador were born of colonial policies that deeply harmed children, their families and their communities. We recognize the trauma still impacting former students as well as the generations of children and grandchildren of those that attended these schools.” Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Read More…

Canada recognizes Historic Significance of Residential Schools
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Canada recognizes Historic Significance of Residential Schools

Reading Time: 4 minutes Residential schools destroyed Indigenous families and were designed to destroy Indigenous culture The Residential School System is a tragedy born from colonial policies in Canada’s history. It is one that has had negative effects on generations of Indigenous peoples with enduring impacts on First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities, cultures, economies, traditional knowledge and ways Read More…

The Inconvenient Indian, World Premiere
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The Inconvenient Indian, World Premiere

Reading Time: 2 minutes World premiere for Michelle Latimer’s Inconvenient Indian at the Toronto International Film Festival Award-winning filmmaker, writer and activist Michelle Latimer’s feature documentary the Inconvenient Indian will have its world premiere as part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s for a week of September 10–19, 2020). Latimer’s is no stranger to award winning productions spanning the globe. Her 2017 eight-part Indigenous Read More…

50,000 km2 in Seal River Manitoba to become Protected Indigenous land
Indigenous Northern Canada

50,000 km2 in Seal River Manitoba to become Protected Indigenous land

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Seal River Watershed is the size of Nova Scotia Indigenous Peoples have long been leaders in environmental stewardship and sustainable development. In order for the environment to prosper, the Government of Canada will continue to work with their Indigenous partners from coast to coast to coast to protect more nature – which is vital Read More…

Little Stars PLAYhouse Breaks Ground in Partnership with Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF)
Indigenous Western Canada

Little Stars PLAYhouse Breaks Ground in Partnership with Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Construction of new Little Stars PLAYhouse moving forward through partnership with MMF Today the Métis Federation of Manitoba (MMF) joined the volunteer-based nonprofit Woman Healing For Change in celebrating the start of the construction of the Little Stars PLAYhouse , the future home of the North End Stay and Play (NESP) program. It will be built at 681 Selkirk Avenue Read More…

Nunavut receives $18.3M in funding for 45 renewable energy projects
Northern Canada Indigenous

Nunavut receives $18.3M in funding for 45 renewable energy projects

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nunavut leading the charge on renewable energy The fight against climate change must continue, particularly for Northerners, who are at the frontlines of these changes, with Canada’s North warming at three times the global rate. Today, Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, announced an investment to support the South Baffin Energy Management Project. The project will Read More…

$1.3M funding for B.C First Nations who are leading climate change initiatives
Indigenous Western Canada

$1.3M funding for B.C First Nations who are leading climate change initiatives

Reading Time: 2 minutes Province supports clean energy projects in central First Nations communities Six central First Nations communities are receiving $1.15 million for clean energy projects as part of a funding partnership between the Province of British Columbia, Government of Canada and New Relationship Trust. “Through CleanBC, we are collaborating with New Relationship Trust and Western Economic Diversification Read More…

1st Anniversary of the Elimination of Sex-based Inequities in the Indian Act
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1st Anniversary of the Elimination of Sex-based Inequities in the Indian Act

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous women have worked for decades to end sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act. Today Canada marks the the one year anniversary of the the elimination of sex based inequities in the India Act. Under Bill S-3, advancing gender equality and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, removed the 1951 cut-off from the Indian Act registration provisions, Read More…

Manitoba Hydro to Increase Rates 6.5% for First Nations Customers
Indigenous Northern Canada

Manitoba Hydro to Increase Rates 6.5% for First Nations Customers

Reading Time: 2 minutes MKO Disappointed Manitoba Hydro Plans to Increase Rates for First Nations Customers Today Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) sent a letter to Manitoba Premier Pallister indicating their dismay with Manitoba Hydro’s plans to increase hydro rates by 6.5 per cent for many First Nations customers resident on reserve on September 1, 2020. In 2018, the Public Read More…

Deadpool and Beatles Star Nominated to be Ontario's next First Nation Chief
Eastern Canada Indigenous

Deadpool and Beatles Star Nominated to be Warpole’s next First Nation Chief

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indian Act Loophole could see Deadpool or McCartney assume the role of next Warpole Chief Due to a loop hole in the Indian Act either Non-First Nations people Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) or Sir Paul McCartney (Beatles) have been nominated as Chief for Walpole Island First Nation, a reservation nestled on an island bordering Michigan and Read More…

First Nations to Remain Vigilant Amongst Growing Rates of COVID-19 in Manitoba
Indigenous Western Canada

First Nations to Remain Vigilant Amongst Growing Rates of COVID-19 in Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brandon Manitoba has now become the COVID-19 hot spot in Canada As of this morning, 196 active cases were reported for Manitoba with 6 current hospitalizations and 3 people in the Intensive Care Unit. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 558. “Today I am reminding everyone Read More…

Toronto Urban Indigenous group receives $7M in funding
Indigenous Eastern Canada

Toronto Urban Indigenous group receives $7M in funding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Urban Indigenous groups are central to Toronto’s COVID-19 response Since the beginning of the pandemic, community-based organizations and community leadership have been on the front-lines to ensure the safety and well-being of Indigenous Peoples living in urban communities. Their work is paramount in protecting the health of this vulnerable population. They have been advocating and Read More…

Kendara Ballantyne Memorial Walk - Celebration of life
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Kendara Ballantyne Memorial Walk – Celebration of life

Reading Time: 3 minutes Manitoba’s Indigenous community plans to celebrate the life of Kendara Ballantyne with a memorial walk marking one year since her body was located in The Pas Kendara grew up in The Pas and was a member of the Mosakahiken Cree Nation. She was only 18 years old when she went missing and was later found deceased on August 6, 2019. Read More…

Federal and B.C Government to fund new T’Sou-ke First Nation health centre
Indigenous Western Canada

Federal and B.C Government to fund new T’Sou-ke Nation community centre

Reading Time: 3 minutes New community centre will deliver better health care to the T’Sou-ke Nation The T’Sou-ke Nation will finally receive a long overdue community centre that will also act as health care facility. The funding for the new centre is in partnership with the B.C and Federal Government. While touring the site of the future facility, Premier Read More…

MKO demands immediate Re-Opening of Leaf Rapids Health Clinic
Indigenous Northern Canada

MKO demands immediate Re-Opening of Leaf Rapids Health Clinic

Reading Time: 2 minutes High flooding has kept the Leaf Rapids Health Clinic closed until August 10 Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is requesting the Province of Manitoba and the Northern Health Region to re-open the only health clinic in the community of Leaf Rapids. The clinic, which serves the approximately 500 people living in the community, is closed Read More…

B.C opens first of its kind 24/7 Indigenous Women Housing
Indigenous Western Canada

B.C opens first of its kind 24/7 Indigenous Women Housing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Homelessness for Indigenous women continues to be a big problem in in B.C The Province has partnered with the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society to open 21 new supportive homes for Indigenous women who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Victoria. “Housing is the foundation on which people build their lives, and Read More…

Citizens of War Lake First Nation Plan Rail Blockade
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Citizens of War Lake First Nation Plan Rail Blockade

Reading Time: 2 minutes Non Indigenous citizens are allowed to board trains without wearing a mask Citizens from the War Lake First Nation are planning to block the rail line running through their territory due to their lack of ability to purchase tickets on trains as well as mixed messaging about COVID-19 health measures. “War Lake citizens have been Read More…

Indigenous communities are flattening the COVID-19 Curve
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Indigenous communities are flattening the COVID-19 Curve

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1,347 personnel have been transported in and out of remote and isolated First Nations communities across Canada Although many Indigenous communities within Canada are remote, they are still not immune to the deadly coronavirus. To flatten the curve of the pandemic, the Indigenous communities have done their part with limited reported cases across the country. Read More…

$600,000 to fund the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program
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$600,000 to fund the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous Peoples are recognized worldwide as the protectors of nature Today, the Government of Canada announced $600,000 in funding for 10 new projects, under the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program. The funding will support the projects in 2020–2021 under the First Nations tier 1 stream of the Program. The Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program strives to advance Indigenous-led work Read More…

$250K in Funding for Bear Clan to deliver food supplies
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$250K in Funding for Bear Clan to deliver food supplies

Reading Time: 3 minutes Approximately 260 Indigenous organizations across the country have been supported to date by the Indigenous Community Support Fund Community-based organizations are on the front-lines and have led the charge in advocating for, and delivering support. Women’s groups, homeless shelters, mental health providers, and food delivery organizations have worked hard during this difficult time. Their work Read More…

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Indigenous Atlantic Canada

$50M Historic claim settlement for Nova Scotia First Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Land claims dating back to 1784, 1820, and 1848 respectively A historic agreement has been concluded for the settlement of the Halifax County 1919 Invalid Surrender Specific Claim with Sipekne’katik and the Millbrook First Nation. The parties agreed upon a compensation amount of $49,204,071 to settle the specific claim. “Today marks another step forward on Read More…

$470,923 to Indigenous youth clean energy transition
Indigenous Atlantic Canada

$470,923 to Indigenous youth clean energy transition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brighter future initiatives for Indigenous youths As Canada’s clean energy sector grows and transforms, the country has a tremendous opportunity to attract more young people, women and Indigenous workers and to pass knowledge and skills on to the next generation. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced Read More…

Indigenous Breaking News

MKO to Host March Against Walmart Racism July 20, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes The treatment of First Nations Citizens at Thompson Walmart is rampid Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. has heard a growing number of concerns regarding the treatment of First Nations customers shopping at Walmart in Thompson, and the treatment from Impact Security, hired by Walmart. MKO is now planning a peaceful march and to protest the racism Read More…

Trudeau announces support of MMIWG commemoration initiatives
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Trudeau announces support of MMIWG commemoration initiatives

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Commemoration Fund which invests over $13 million in over 100 commemoration initiatives from coast to coast In recent months, the daily lives of not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations, including organizations in northern communities, have been particularly shaken with the COVID-19 pandemic, which added further pressure on their already limited and valuable resources. The Government of Read More…

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Indigenous Eastern Canada

30th Anniversary of the Oka Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute 30th Anniversary of the Oka Crisis. Indigenous Solidarity. The 78-day confrontation that took place throughout the summer of 1990 “Thirty years ago, on this day, an armed standoff began in Kanesatà:ke and resulted in the deployment of the Canadian Armed Forces to Kanesatà:ke and Kahnawà:ke. This conflict was rooted in a centuries old land dispute Read More…

Grand Chief Dumas upset at smoking ban at First Nation Facilities
Indigenous Western Canada

Grand Chief Dumas upset at smoking ban at First Nation Facilities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pallister Government imposed provincial wide ban on smoking as part of COVID-19 prevention Everyone knows the dangers of smoking and second hand smoke is more detriment to non smokers. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many jurisdictions have imposed strict regulations to prevent the spread of the virus. The coronavirus has infected over ten Read More…

Indigenous man racially profiled at Thompson Walmart
Northern Canada Indigenous

Indigenous man racially profiled at Thompson Walmart

Reading Time: 2 minutes Stereotypical views that Indigenous men are drunks is unacceptable “MKO has received several complaints about the ongoing mistreatment of First Nations citizens when they are attempting to shop at the Thompson Walmart,” said Grand Chief Garrison Settee. “ In recent days several members from the Indigenous community have made complaints about racial profiling at Thompson Walmart Read More…

First annual report on Declaration on UNDRIP released
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First annual report on Declaration on UNDRIP released

Reading Time: 3 minutes B.C was the first province to adapt the UNDRIP B.C releases the first annual report on progress for implementing the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. The report was developed in consultation and co-operation with Indigenous peoples, including the First Nations Leadership Council. “B.C. is a leader in Canada in advancing reconciliation, and Read More…

B.C signs historic agreement with Squamish First Nation
Indigenous Western Canada

B.C signs historic agreement with Squamish First Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C signs historic agreement with Squamish First Nation. New economic control over resources for Indigenous People A historic agreement between the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Líl̓wat Nations, the Province, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and Whistler Blackcomb creates new opportunities for economic development, reflecting B.C.’s commitment to reconciliation. “After many years of negotiations and a Read More…

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A Joint Parliamentary Assembly is non-negotiable says EU

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Joint Parliamentary Assembly is non-negotiable says EU. Africa-Caribbean nations & EU Nations Relations on the rocks European Parliament insists that the future institutional framework must still include an ACP-EU joint parliamentary dimension. The negotiations on a new partnership agreement between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are entering the final Read More…

MKO Celebrates Pride with a Special Event in Thompson
Northern Canada Indigenous

MKO Brings Pride Festival Celebrations to Thompson Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes MKO Brings Pride Festival Celebrations to Thompson Manitoba. Honour & Protect LGBTQ and Two spirited friends Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) to host “In Our Circle Diversity is Our Strength” today from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at 55 Selkirk Avenue in Thompson. The event is to celebrate of the pride festivities due to the coronavirus. Pride Read More…

Historic Flag Raising on National Indigenous Peoples Day
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Historic Flag Raising on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Historic Flag Raising on National Indigenous Peoples Day. A Day the country celebrates Indigenous history June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known Read More…

Helping First Nations bring ancestors, belongings home
Indigenous Western Canada

Helping First Nations bring ancestors, belongings home

Reading Time: 2 minutes Helping First Nations bring ancestors, belongings home. B.C commits $2M for Indigenous ancestry repatriation First Nations wanting their ancestral remains and cultural objects returned will soon have access to financial support through the BC Museums Association. “The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is clear: Indigenous peoples have a right to Read More…

Sixties Scoop Survivors payments will start immediately
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Sixties Scoop Survivors payments will start immediately

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sixties Scoop Survivors payments will start immediately. The Sixties Scoop is a dark era in Canadian history The Sixties Scoop is a dark and terrible chapter in Canada’s history. Working together to bring a meaningful resolution to its painful legacy is an important step in the journey of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Friday evening Carolyn Read More…

MKO Disturb With Police Violence Against Indigenous Peoples
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MKO Disturbed By Police Violence Against Indigenous Peoples

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO Disturb By Police Violence Against Indigenous Peoples. Police brutality is not new said Chief Settee Grand Chief Settee issued the following statement regarding the police conduct in Canada towards the Indigenous people. Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. is concerned about a growing number of reports from Indigenous peoples across the country who are experiencing Read More…

MKO Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Movement
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MKO Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Movement

Reading Time: < 1 minute MKO Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Movement. Indigenous communities understand the struggles Under the leadership of Grand Chief Settee, The Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) has fought hard to ensure the rights and needs of the Indigenous people are respected and met. Grand Chief Settee has been vocal about the role and duties governments Read More…

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the MMIWG report
Indigenous Breaking News

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the MMIWG report

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the MMIWG report. Everyone has a role to play to end violence “One year ago today, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls presented its final report – and shared with all Canadians the dark and painful experiences of violence against Indigenous women, girls, Read More…

June is National Indigenous Month and Indigenous Reads
Indigenous

June is National Indigenous Month and Indigenous Reads

Reading Time: 2 minutes June is National Indigenous Month and Indigenous Reads. Understanding, empathy, compassion, education June is National Indigenous History Month, a time for celebrating Indigenous traditions, values, and cultures, as well as the strength of Indigenous Nations and communities.  It is a time for learning about, appreciating and acknowledging the contributions First Nations, Inuit and Métis people Read More…

Skidegate First Nation on Haida Gwaii BC, Connected Remotely
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Skidegate First Nation on Haida Gwaii B.C, Connected Remotely

Reading Time: 3 minutes Skidegate First Nation on Haida Gwaii BC, Connected Remotely. Children’s mental health remains a priority As British Columbians get used to a new normal brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, child care providers like Susan Ellis knew she and her staff would have to find creative ways to provide comfort and care for the children Read More…

Northwest Territories allocating COVID-19 units to homeless
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Northwest Territories allocating COVID-19 units to homeless

Reading Time: 2 minutes Northwest Territories allocating COVID-19 units to homeless. 130 units going to those needing shelter Paulie Chinna, Minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) announced that units previously identified for self-isolation purposes will be allocated to clients of NWTHC programs. The program works in partnership with residents, where appropriate and necessary, to ensure access Read More…

Indigenous

MKO & 4 Cree Nations, reach deal to remove Keeyask Blockades

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO & 4 Cree Nations, reach deal to remove Keeyask Blockades. MKO, we must protect our community from COVID19 Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) along with the four Cree Nations that have entered into a partnership with Manitoba Hydro in the construction and operation of the Keeyask Generating Station in Northern Manitoba. The four First Nations Read More…

O’NA Misappropriated Indigenous Culture To Sell Insurance
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O’NA Misappropriated Indigenous Culture To Sell Insurance

Reading Time: 8 minutes O’NA Misappropriated Indigenous Culture To Sell Insurance. Companies making millions off Indigenous culture After paying more than $9,000 in premiums and fees over 13 months to O’NA HealthCare, Jill Goodridge says, she could not get O’NA to cover her family’s medical bills. Frustrated, the Rockland, Maine, resident complained to state regulators in summer 2018. “It Read More…

Manitoba Metis Federation to create 700 jobs
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Manitoba Metis Federation to create 700 jobs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba Metis Federation to create 700 jobs. MMF has also announced that it will be expanding Housing Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand announced that the MMF is committed to creating 500-700 employment opportunities by the end of fall 2020 in response to the ongoing economic crisis. These jobs include both full-time and part-time Read More…

Wet'suwet'en, B.C. & Canada Commit To Reconciliation
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Wet’suwet’en, B.C. & Canada Commit To Reconciliation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wet’suwet’en, B.C. & Canada Commit To Reconciliation. Heredity Chiefs Signed A Memorandum Of Understanding Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs and the provincial and federal governments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that recognizes Wet’suwet’en rights and title throughout the Yintah and sets out a process to negotiate an agreement on how to implement them. “With this Read More…

$2.3M COVID-19 Funding For Saskatchewan Indigenous Community
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$2.3M COVID-19 Funding For Saskatchewan Indigenous Community

Reading Time: 2 minutes $2.3M COVID-19 Funding For Saskatchewan Indigenous Community. First Nations & Métis Communities Funding Meadow Lake Tribal Chief, Richard Ben, Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN-S) President, Glen McCallum, Minister of Indigenous Services Marc Miller, and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett announced $2.3 million in support of the ongoing effort to combat COVID-19 in northwestern Saskatchewan. This funding Read More…

Assembly Of First Nations Forms National COVID-19 Task Force
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Assembly Of First Nations Forms National COVID-19 Task Force

Reading Time: 2 minutes Assembly Of First Nations Forms National COVID-19 Task Force. AFN C-19 Will Engage in Dialogue With Experts The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is making every effort to ensure that the unique needs of First Nations are addressed during this global pandemic. To further these efforts, the AFN Executive Committee established the AFN C-19 National Read More…

Trudeau Announces $306M In Funding For Indigenous Business
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Trudeau Announces $306M In Funding For Indigenous Businesses

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trudeau Announces $306M In Funding For Indigenous Businesses. The Funding Will Help 6,000 Indigenous Businesses Indigenous businesses provide jobs, goods, and services to communities, and are an important part of the Canadian economy. Right now, they are facing challenges and economic hardships due to COVID-19. That is why the Government of Canada is taking action Read More…

Trudeau Commits $145M To Support Northern Territories
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Trudeau Commits $130M To Support Northern Territories

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trudeau Commits $130M To Support Northern Territories And Address health, economic, and transportation needs As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, it is more important than ever to make sure that all Canadians have access to the quality food and essential health care they need. That is why the Government of Canada is working with Read More…

40 Years Overdue, Grassy Narrows Gets Their Care Home
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40 Years Overdue, Grassy Narrows Gets Their Care Home

Reading Time: 2 minutes 40 years overdue, Grassy Narrows will finally get their Mercury Care Home Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Yesterday, in the spirit of collaboration, trust and mutual respect, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services and Chief Rudy Turtle of the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) signed a framework agreement to provide federal support Read More…

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60th Anniversary Of Status Indians Being Allowed To Vote In Canada

Reading Time: 4 minutes The first votes cast since rights were extended to Status Indians were those of the Rice Lake Band near Peterborough On. From left to right in the photo, Lawrence Salleby, Chief Ralph Loucks, Deputy Returning Officer; Lucy Muskrat, Poll Clerk; Eldon Muskrat, Poll Constable. Photo Credit Nick Nickels. March 31st is the 60th anniversary of the right Read More…

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Federal Funding For Remote Indigenous Families Living Of The Land

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) came to an agreement today, with support from Indigenous leaders, to help Indigenous families who are choosing to be on the land as part of the territory’s response to COVID-19. The federal government, through ISC, is providing $2.6 million in federal funding, which Read More…

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Letter To Premier Pallister From MMF Regarding Manitoba Hydro Bill Moratorium

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear Premier Pallister,  Manitoba Hydro is a Crown Corporation and publicly-owned by the Manitoba Government as its shareholder and therefore, as many would contend, it is owned by the People of Manitoba. The Manitoba Government apparently believes, given your statements and actions, and those of your government officials, that it can direct Manitoba Hydro activities.  Read More…

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Chef Malcolm, Looking To Bake Up A Pastry Victory As The Next Ward 4 School Trustee

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tristan Malcolm developed his skills in Winnipeg schools. Now he’s ready to devote his time and energy to Ward 4 as School Trustee. As a lifelong Winnipeg resident, Mr Malcom is familiar with the needs and challenges of Ward 4. He grew up on Kennedy Street and attended Gladstone Elementary School. He made a successful Read More…

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Prime Minister Addresses COVID-19 With National Indigenous Leaders

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prime Minister Trudeau spoke with National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Natan Obed, and Vice-President and National Spokesperson for the Métis National Council David Chartrand, to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures taken by the Government of Canada to limit the spread of the virus Read More…

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Trudeau Government Announces $333.7 Million To Help Preserve Indigenous Languages

Reading Time: < 1 minute The implementation of the Indigenous Language Act—an act to support the efforts of Indigenous Peoples to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen Indigenous languages—remains a top priority for the Government of Canada. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, is undertaking the first in a series of online and in-person consultation and engagement sessions to implement the Read More…

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Yukon’s Old Tobacco Laws Just Went Up In Smoke

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Tobacco and Vaping Products Control and Regulation Act has now become the law in the Yukon Territory. This new Act replaces the Smoke-Free Places Act and regulates the use, sale, display and promotion of tobacco and vaping products in Yukon. A number of changes will immediately take effect, including the following: an individual must Read More…

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Cowessess First Nation Passes Its Own Child Welfare Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cowessess First Nation under the leadership of Chief Cadmus Delorme is making history by becoming the first Indigenous community in Canada to pass its own child welfare legislation. Cowessess First Nation, located about 160 kilometres east of Regina, is now working with the federal and provincial governments on implementation under the law C-92.  Under Bill C-92: An Read More…

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Major Education Investment For First Nations Students Living In British Columbia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Victoria, Lək̓ʷəŋən Traditional Territory, British Columbia — Indigenous Services Canada The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Rob Fleming, British Columbia Minister of Education and Mr. Tyrone McNeil, President of the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), announced their commitment to ensuring First Nations students throughout the province have the support needed to get Read More…

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Minister Bennett Resolves Crisis, But The Real Work Starts For The Wet’suwet’en.

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief, the Federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and the British Columbia Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser have reached a proposed arrangement in discussing a pipeline dispute that has prompted solidarity protests across Canada in recent weeks. They would not give details on the proposed arrangement, saying it first has to be Read More…

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Trudeau Government Announces Big Investment To Support Survivors Of Gender-Based Violence In The Northwest Territories

Reading Time: 2 minutes Everyone deserves to be safe and to live a life free of violence. When violence does occur, it is crucial that survivors have access to timely supports and services that meet their needs. Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality Read More…

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Indigenous Group In Ottawa, Ratchets Up Rhetoric, Compares Trudeau To Hitler

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ottawa – Today at a rally in support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs against the  Wet’suwet’en democratically elected councillors and chiefs the Facebook page of Indigenous Solidarity Ottawa makes a video comparison between Justin Trudeau and Adolf Hitler. The video was produced using film from the final scenes of the Bunker which detailed Hitler’s last Read More…

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Another Indigenous Community Gets Clean Drinking Water After 17 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ottawa-On February 12, 2020, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, together with Chief Derek Maud and their community of Lac Seul First Nation, celebrated the grand opening of the new water treatment plant in Kejick Bay. The new plant ended a drinking water advisory in place for 17 years.  Since the election of the Federal Read More…

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Young Inuit Hunters, Takes Leadership Role In Addressing Climate Change

Reading Time: < 1 minute Arviat, Nunavut Northern communities are feeling the dramatic impacts of climate change in their everyday lives and Inuit youth are taking a leading role in the future and their environment. In Arviat, Nunavut, with a predominantly Inuit population of just over 2500, of whom more than 35 percent are under 15 years old, something very Read More…

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Government Of Canada And Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Create Youth Climate Lab

Reading Time: 2 minutes Climate change is one of the defining environmental challenges of our time, and youth are among those leading the charge toward a cleaner future. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, announced $200,000 in funding through the federal government’s Climate Action Fund to the Youth Climate Lab. This one-of-a-kind program was developed Read More…

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120 Indigenous Communities In Favour Of Trans Mountain Pipeline

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Federal court of appeal ruled in favour of Kinder Morgan to resume construction of the highly contentious Trans Mountain Pipeline. There has been an ongoing protest by various heredity chiefs from a few First Nations Reservation in British Columbia that opposed the construction of the pipeline. The chiefs that oppose the construction felt the Read More…

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Arctic Communities Awarded Up To $3Million From Trudeau Government

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Government of Canada continues its commitment to working with the northern communities to building sustainable, healthy Indigenous and northern developments while supporting innovation and the creation of new opportunities for socio-economic development and enhancing food security in the face of a changing climate. Last evening, the Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony was held to Read More…

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Fishing Lake First Nation Celebrates Grand Opening Of Chief Sabitawasis School

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fishing Lake First Nation, Treaty 4 Territory, Saskatchewan -The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Fishing Lake First Nation on the grand opening of their new Kindergarten to Grade 12 school. The Chief Sabitawasis School is a state-of-the-art learning facility and will accommodate approximately 274 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students, as well as daycare Read More…

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Inuk Elder Qapik Attagutsiak Honoured As Hometown Hero

Reading Time: < 1 minute Parks Canada will be hosting a commemorative ceremony to recognize Inuk Elder Qapik Attagutsiak, along with members of Inuit communities as Hometown Heroes, for their important contributions during the Second World War. Indigenous people from every region of Canada served in the armed forces during the Second World War, fighting in every major battle and campaign of the Read More…

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Indigenous Innovators Building The Foundation For Affordable Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Parksville, Traditional Snuneymuxw First Nation Territory, British  The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated 24 Indigenous innovators on moving forward in developing their ideas under the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative. The 24 innovators come from all regions of Canada and their ideas cover a range of new ways to respond to Indigenous social Read More…

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Canadian Government Increases Research Funds For Indigenous Peoples

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ottawa —The federal Liberal government has just announced additional funding to help strengthen Indigenous research and training. It has long been known by Researchers that too many researchers build careers without providing benefits to the people used in their studies. This new fund will allow Indigenous peoples to set their own research priorities, guiding how Read More…

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Liberal Government Takes Another Huge Step Towards Reconciliation With Indigenous Community

Reading Time: 4 minutes Federal Indian Day School Settlement claims process now open Ottawa- Today marks a significant and meaningful occasion as the Federal Indian Day Schools settlement takes effect. 1000s of Indigenous people who suffered harm because they attended federally-run Indian Day Schools can now apply for long-awaited compensation. Work is also set to begin to bring about Read More…

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17 Years Of Boiled Water Advisory On Lac Seul First Nation Lifted By Liberal Government

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lac Seul First Nation (ON) lifted a long-term drinking water advisory from the Kejick Bay public water system on January 7, 2020. The advisory had been in effect since February 2003. Under previous Conservative governments, the basic human rights of the First Nations people were tragically ignored. They were being treated as third-class citizens within Read More…

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Canadian Government Commits To The Preservation Of Indigenous Culture And Language Recordings

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gatineau, Quebec – Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is providing $2.3 million to support 31 projects by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation organizations. As part of the Government of Canada’s reconciliation efforts, LAC is supporting Indigenous communities as they seek to preserve and make accessible their existing audio and video heritage for future generations. Read More…

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Missing 14-year-Old Last Seen In Early December

Reading Time: < 1 minute After waiting for over 1 month CFS and the Winnipeg Police Service made an announcement today asking for the public’s help to find a missing 14-year-old girl. Anakesha Thomas was reported last seen in the early morning hours of Dec. 3 in Winnipeg’s West End area. Thomas is described as five feet, four inches, and 120 Read More…

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Another 12 Year Old Indigenous Girl Goes Missing

Reading Time: < 1 minute Breaking: Ailyah Campbell Has Been Found Safe. Why did it take two weeks for someone to start looking for the young girl? After waiting for over two weeks, CFS and the Winnipeg Police Service made an announcement looking for a missing 12-year-old. The girl Ailyah Campbell was last seen two weeks ago.  In a release Thursday, Read More…