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May 17, 2019, 10:18 ET Mushuau Innu First Nation welcomes new safety officers

Eight community members graduate from community safety training course SLEMON PARK, TRADITIONAL MI'KMAQ TERRITORY, PE, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The...


May 16, 2019, 13:30 ET BHP Canada Exploration Drilling Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is...


May 15, 2019, 17:14 ET Government of Canada hosts a symposium on Indigenous justice systems

GATINEAU, QC, May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is renewing its relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on the recognition of rights, ...


May 15, 2019, 15:37 ET AFN National Chief Calls on Canada to Recognize Unceded Unsurrendered Algonquin Title of Indigenous Peoples Space in Ottawa

OTTAWA, May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the Algonquin Nation in their work to secure...


May 15, 2019, 13:56 ET Redevelopment of health facility begins in Wunnumin Lake First Nation

WUNNUMIN LAKE FIRST NATION, ON, May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nation communities to improve...


May 15, 2019, 11:00 ET Government of Canada partners with Métis Nation to launch new skills and employment training program

Distinctions-based program empowers Indigenous people to improve skills and find jobs WINNIPEG, May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada and...


May 15, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Government of Canada and Métis Nation make joint announcement on new partnership to benefit Métis people across Canada/

GATINEAU, QC, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, together with David...


May 14, 2019, 16:52 ET The Government of Canada Announces Winners of the Smart Cities Challenge

OTTAWA, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - By driving innovation in communities across the country, the Government of Canada is empowering communities to address...


May 14, 2019, 12:53 ET Media Advisory - Government of Canada and Métis Nation make joint announcement on new partnership to benefit Métis people across Canada

GATINEAU, QC, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, together with David...


May 14, 2019, 11:07 ET Statement - Amendments Made to Indian Day School Proposed Settlement Agreement to Address Survivors' Concerns

OTTAWA, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: "The Government of...


May 13, 2019, 17:15 ET Nibinamik First Nation and the Government of Canada announce water treatment plant upgrades to eliminate long-term drinking water advisory

NIBINAMIK FIRST NATION, TREATY 9 TERRITORY, ON, May 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations to improve ...


May 13, 2019, 15:01 ET Victoria Mine Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, May 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is...


May 13, 2019, 13:41 ET Moose Jaw Combined Cycle Power Station Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, May 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is...


May 11, 2019, 12:49 ET Annual CASCADE Awards Gala - Indigenous Ingenuity wins a major award from the Canadian Association of Science Centres

MONTREAL, May 11, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - On Friday, May 10, in Halifax, the Canadian Association of Science Centres held their annual CASCADE Awards...


May 10, 2019, 16:30 ET Government of Canada announces investment in women's organizations across Yukon

WHITEHORSE, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Women's organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially...


May 10, 2019, 12:54 ET Government of Canada Supports Renewable Energy Alternatives in Indigenous and Northern Communities

OTTAWA, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is working with partners to reduce Northern communities' reliance on diesel for heating and...


May 10, 2019, 12:00 ET Government of Canada announces new federal investment to strengthen the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women in Southern Alberta

LETHBRIDGE, AB, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Indigenous women hold important places as leaders in their families and communities, as givers and caretakers of ...


May 09, 2019, 15:52 ET Alectra provides funding for Outward Bound to offer leadership adventure programming to underserved youth in Hamilton

HAMILTON, ON, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Alectra Inc. is providing $75,000 over a three-year period to Outward Bound Canada for the expansion of its Urban...


May 09, 2019, 14:47 ET Statement from Minister of Indigenous Services on Mental Health Week

OTTAWA, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Indigenous Services, Seamus O'Regan, issued the following statement today: "Long gone are the days when...


May 09, 2019, 14:17 ET The AFNQL Warns Against Impostors

WENDAKE, QC, May 9, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Following two articles by reporter Isabelle Hachey of La Presse Plus published this week, the Assembly of...


May 09, 2019, 12:26 ET Canada and Elsipogtog First Nation advance reconciliation through a Memorandum of Understanding

ELSIPOGTOG FIRST NATION, NB, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada and Elsipogtog First Nation are working together to advance reconciliation...


May 09, 2019, 11:37 ET Canada and the Poundmaker Cree Nation to mark exoneration of Chief Poundmaker at special community ceremony

POUNDMAKER CREE NATION, SK, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples, creating one based on...


May 09, 2019, 11:06 ET AFN National Chief Bellegarde Urges Committee Support for Federal Legislation focused on First Nations Jurisdiction for Care of Children

OTTAWA, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee...


May 09, 2019, 10:59 ET Statement - Minister of Indigenous Services, Chief of Kashechewan First Nation and Ontario's Minister of Indigenous Affairs sign 2019 Framework Agreement affirming commitment to the relocation of Kashechewan

TORONTO, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Indigenous Services, Seamus O'Regan, issued the following statement today: "Today, Chief Leo Friday,...


May 09, 2019, 09:30 ET Government of Canada makes bold moves to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in research

New pilot program, charter and grants will help universities and colleges make the research community as diverse as Canada WATERLOO, ON, May 9, 2019...