Matsqui First Nation to get over $59m to address past wrong

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Matsqui First Nation Territory – The Government of Canada is working to renew the relationships with Indigenous Peoples in Canada based on the affirmation of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership. That work includes paying compensation to First Nations through specific claims settlements to address past wrongs committed by the federal government. Alice McKay, Chief of Matsqui First Nation, and Gary …

Groundbreaking on 201 affordable rental homes in Scarborough

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Toronto – Mayor Olivia Chow celebrated the ground-breaking of the first of two buildings at 25 Sewells Rd. in Scarborough, which will provide 201 affordable rental homes. Once complete, the development will include two buildings with a total of 318 affordable rental homes. This milestone is the culmination of a partnership between the City of Toronto, Government of Canada and …

Trudeau appoints Carolyn Bennett as Canada’s Ambassador to Denmark

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Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has announced that Carolyn Bennett has been appointed as Canada’s next Ambassador to Denmark. Dr Bennett is a former Member of Parliament who dedicated her career to public service. A physician with a passion for social justice, she is a steadfast advocate for health, the environment, gender equality, and disability inclusion. She was first …

Whitecap Dakota Nation celebrate Self-government Treaty 

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Whitecap Dakota Nation – Chief Darcy Bear of Whitecap Dakota Nation, community members and Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, attended a ceremony to celebrate A Self-Government Treaty Recognizing the Whitecap Dakota Nation / Wapaha Ska Dakota Oyate. This Treaty is a major step for Whitecap to move out from under the Indian Act and implement their vision of self-government while also …

2023 North American Indigenous Games conclude

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Kjipuktuk – Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, Marc Miller, Minister of …

Canada supports Indigenous wellness in New Brunswick 

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Support line for those impacted by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people: For immediate emotional assistance, call 1-866-414-8111. You can also access long-term health support services, such as mental health counselling, community-based emotional support, cultural services, and some travel costs to see Elders and traditional healers. New Brunswick — Chief George Ginnish from the Natoaganeg …

New roadmap for advancing reconciliation, self-determination launched

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Ottawa – Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and the Government of Canada announced that a Letter of Understanding has been signed that will help guide their work as Treaty partners to implement the First Nation’s inherent right to self-government, support reconciliation measures and reaffirm their nation-to-nation relationship. This collaborative work will be driven by Muskeg Lake Cree Nation’s self-determined priorities, which …

Actions taken to address safety of Indigenous women, 2SLGBTQI+ people

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The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Crisis Line is available to provide emotional support and crisis referral services to individuals impacted by the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQI+ individuals. Call the toll-free Crisis Line at 1-844-413-6649. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ottawa – Marc Miller, Minister …

Increased support for families of missing & murdered Indigenous people 

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Ottawa – There is a national, toll-free 24/7 crisis call line providing mental health support for anyone who requires emotional assistance related to missing and murdered Indigenous people. For assistance, call 1-844-413-6649. Supports are also available through the MMIWG2S+ health and cultural support services. Support could include professional counselling with a focus on healing, emotional supports such as listening and referrals to …

Abegweit First Nation sign Collaborative Fisheries Management 

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Scotchfort – The Government of Canada remains committed to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and working with First Nations to uphold their Indigenous and Treaty rights to fish, as affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada, and protecting fishery resources for the benefit of all. Building on this commitment, today, Chief Roderick W. Gould Jr., Abegweit First Nation; Joyce Murray, …