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17:30 ET Canada invests $6.4 million to support First Nations leadership in conservation

OTTAWA, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Indigenous Peoples have a special relationship with the environment. They have cared for the land, water, ice, plants,...


16:00 ET Media advisory - Minister O'Regan to sign education agreements with Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority and Sunchild First Nation

EDMONTON, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Please be advised that the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services will attend two historic events ...


13:30 ET Government of Canada invests in more than 6,900 social sciences and humanities researchers and graduate students across Canada

Researchers and graduate students receiving funding for projects in areas such as education, immigration, Indigenous health and the environment...


11:13 ET Prime Minister announces new Lieutenant Governor for Saskatchewan

OTTAWA, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of Russell Mirasty as the new Lieutenant Governor...


10:23 ET Media Advisory - Minister O'Regan to visit Paul First Nation and Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation to make announcements regarding significant infrastructure projects

TREATY 6 TERRITORY, AB, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Please be advised that the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, will be in...


Jul 16, 2019, 18:00 ET A Long Way From Justice: Heiltsuk Nation Reacts to Oil Spill Sentence for Kirby Corporation

Nation launches open letter campaign calling for accountability, asking Kirby Corporation President and CEO, David Grzebinski, "Does Kirby Care?"...


Jul 16, 2019, 17:15 ET Canada Invests in Energy Efficiency for First Nations Homes

CRANBROOK, BC, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Energy efficiency in buildings lowers costs, creates jobs and helps the environment. Promoting energy-efficient...


Jul 16, 2019, 16:17 ET United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising Tribal Council and Canada sign framework for moving forward in partnership to advance reconciliation

MANITOULIN ISLAND, ON, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Working collaboratively to renew the relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation...


Jul 15, 2019, 14:03 ET NWAC CEO Urges United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People to Revisit Definition of the Crime of Genocide in International Law

OTTAWA, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - In response to the release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and...


Jul 15, 2019, 12:30 ET Canada Supports Indigenous Participation in Northern Quebec's Forest Sector

OUJÉ-BOUGOUMOU, QC, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's forest sector continues to be an important generator of good jobs in communities across the...


Jul 15, 2019, 11:48 ET Bending Lake Iron Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is...


Jul 15, 2019, 11:00 ET Addressing Canada's Declining Mining Competitiveness

Industry leaders propose recommendations for government action through the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP) at Energy and Mines Ministers'...


Jul 15, 2019, 10:00 ET Canada Invests in Canadian Indigenous Clean Technology

PETERBOROUGH, ON, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - When we invest in Canadian ideas, our economy grows and our communities flourish. That is why the Government...


Jul 15, 2019, 09:00 ET Canadian Oil Spill Sentencing Hearing for Kirby Corporation: Chief Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk Nation Available for Comment

Regardless of sentencing outcome, Heiltsuk community still awaits true justice and compensation for environmental assessment, remediation and...


Jul 15, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in Forest Sector/

OTTAWA, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, on behalf of Canada's Minister of Natural...


Jul 14, 2019, 17:00 ET Government of Canada Supports Brampton Tamil Seniors Association's Cultural Outreach Initiative

Government of Canada announces a $59,000 investment in the Brampton Tamil Seniors Association project, aimed at outreach between South Asian...


Jul 14, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Parliamentary Secretary Gary Anandasangaree to Announce Funding for Partnership Between Brampton Tamil Seniors Association and Peel Aboriginal Network for Cultural Exchange Project/

Gary Anandasangaree, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, and Member of Parliament (Scarborough–Rouge...


Jul 12, 2019, 15:33 ET Obashkaandagaang and the Government of Canada partner to bring clean and safe drinking water to community residents

OBASHKAANDAGAANG FIRST NATION, TRADITIONAL ANISHINAABE TERRITORY, ON, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada and First Nations are working in ...


Jul 12, 2019, 14:20 ET Minister Bennett announces funding for Métis National Heritage Centre

WINNIPEG, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Showcasing the history of the Métis Nation, and highlighting the rich heritage and contributions of Métis people to...


Jul 12, 2019, 13:00 ET Media Advisory - Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in Forest Sector

OTTAWA, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, on behalf of Canada's Minister of Natural...


Jul 12, 2019, 12:15 ET Media Advisory - Parliamentary Secretary Gary Anandasangaree to Announce Funding for Partnership Between Brampton Tamil Seniors Association and Peel Aboriginal Network for Cultural Exchange Project

Gary Anandasangaree, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, and Member of Parliament (Scarborough–Rouge...


Jul 12, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and the Manitoba Metis Federation to make an important announcement/

WINNIPEG, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of ...


Jul 11, 2019, 16:15 ET Kitimat LNG Expansion Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is...


Jul 11, 2019, 15:44 ET Media Advisory - Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and the Manitoba Metis Federation to make an important announcement

WINNIPEG, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of ...


Jul 11, 2019, 07:15 ET Dene ask Federal Court to order Minister Bennett back to the table

WINNIPEG, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Two days before the 20th anniversary of the start of negotiations to recognize Denesuline rights within their...