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Aug 15, 2020, 13:49 ET Statement - First Anniversary of the Elimination of Sex-based Inequities in the Indian Act

OTTAWA, ON, Aug. 15, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, today made the following...


Aug 14, 2020, 15:15 ET Canada and the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach commit to a new relationship and to advance reconciliation

Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, ON and Kawachikamach, Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach, QC, Aug. 14, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous peoples...


Aug 13, 2020, 17:30 ET Joint Statement on Progress of the Wet'suwet'en MOU

OTTAWA, ON, Aug. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs, B.C. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett have ...


Aug 13, 2020, 15:25 ET Government of Canada extends time limits to pay rent for mineral leases in Nunavut and grants rent relief

OTTAWA, ON, Aug. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is taking significant action through Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support Canadians and protect jobs during the global...


Aug 09, 2020, 09:36 ET Statement by Minister Bennett, Minister Miller, Minister Vandal and Minister Guilbeault on International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA, ON, Aug. 9, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: "The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous...


Jul 23, 2020, 16:42 ET Harvesting programs supporting Inuit way of life amid COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA, ON, July 23, 2020 /CNW/ - In Arviat, Nunavut, the Harvesters Support Grant and the Young Hunters Program are coming together to build climate resilience, improve food security and increase...


Jul 15, 2020, 12:00 ET Historic claim settlement for Sipekne'katik and the Millbrook First Nation in Nova Scotia

OTTAWA, ON, July 15, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous peoples to renew the relationship based on affirmation of rights, respect, co-operation and...


Jul 11, 2020, 10:55 ET 30Th Anniversary of the Oka Crisis

OTTAWA, ON, July 11, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett; the Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller; and the Minister of Northern Affairs, Daniel Vandal,...


Jul 10, 2020, 11:32 ET Government of Canada providing support to Tuktoyaktuk in monitoring and managing impacts of Climate Change

OTTAWA, ON, July 10, 2020 /CNW/ - Northerners are on the frontlines in Canada's efforts to fight climate change. The Government of Canada is taking important steps to help protect northern...


Jun 21, 2020, 09:45 ET Statement from Ministers Carolyn Bennett, Marc Miller and Daniel Vandal on National Indigenous Peoples Day

OTTAWA, ON, June 21, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services; and the Honourable Daniel...


Jun 12, 2020, 16:29 ET Interim payments issued to Sixties Scoop survivors in the wake of delays caused by COVID-19

OTTAWA, ON, June 12, 2020 /CNW/ - 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 ...


Jun 04, 2020, 17:00 ET Media Advisory - Minister and Indigenous Services Canada officials to hold a news conference on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

OTTAWA, June 4, 2020 /CNW/ - Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Valerie Gideon, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of the First Nations and Inuit Health ...


Jun 03, 2020, 12:16 ET Statement from Minister Bennett, Minister Monsef, Minister Lametti, Minister Miller, Minister Guilbeault and Minister Blair marking the one-year anniversary of the Final Report from the National

OTTAWA, ON, June 3, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, Maryam Monsef, Minister of Justice ...


Jun 02, 2020, 16:55 ET Government of Canada announces interest relief for First Nations through the First Nations Finance Authority

OTTAWA, June 2, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced today that First Nations with existing loans under the First Nations Finance Authority...


Jun 02, 2020, 16:25 ET Statement - Commemoration of the Fifth anniversary of the truth and reconciliation Commission Calls to action

OTTAWA, ON, June 2, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, made the following statement: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was established to ...


Jun 01, 2020, 17:40 ET Statement from Ministers Carolyn Bennett, Daniel Vandal, Marc Miller and Steven Guilbeault on National Indigenous History Month and Indigenous Reads

OTTAWA, June 1, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Daniel Vandal,...


May 14, 2020, 20:09 ET Wet'suwet'en, B.C. and Canada launch path to implement rights and title

SMITHERS, BC, May, 14, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs and the provincial and federal governments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that recognizes Wet'suwet'en...


May 12, 2020, 17:52 ET Statement by Minister Carolyn Bennett, Minister Miller, and Minister Vandal on Manitoba's 150th Anniversary

OTTAWA, May 12, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller and Minister of Northern Affairs, Daniel Vandal, issued the...


May 10, 2020, 15:49 ET Statement - Indigenous Services Canada providing direct air transportation with strict, safety-first health protocol for essential personnel to serve fly-in First Nations communities and protect

OTTAWA, May 10, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller, issued the following statement today: "The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented international emergency. My department...


Apr 30, 2020, 19:51 ET Joint statement on Memorandum of Understanding on Wet'suwet'en rights and title

SMITHERS, BC, April 30, 2020 /CNW/ - Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs, B.C. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser and Federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn...


Apr 22, 2020, 11:04 ET Media Advisory - Technical Briefing on COVID-19 in Indigenous Communities

OTTAWA, April 22, 2020 /CNW/ - Please be advised that Valerie Gideon, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for Indigenous Services Canada, and Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, will...


Mar 08, 2020, 14:00 ET Statement by Minister Bennett, Minister Miller and Minister Vandal on International Women's Day

OTTAWA, March 8, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, on International Women's Day, we celebrate the remarkable women who have blazed a trail toward gender equality around the world. We also recognize the First...


Mar 06, 2020, 14:54 ET Building resilient communities in the North and mitigating impacts of climate change

IQALUIT, March 5, 2020 /CNW/ - For years, Indigenous and Northern communities have increasingly experienced the impacts of climate change. From vanishing sea ice to eroding coastlines to melting...


Mar 05, 2020, 17:01 ET Building resilient communities in the North and mitigating impacts of climate change

IQALUIT, March 5, 2020 /CNW/ - For years, Indigenous and Northern communities have increasingly experienced the impacts of climate change. From vanishing sea ice to eroding coastlines to melting...


Mar 01, 2020, 23:11 ET Joint statement on discussions on Wet'suwet'en rights and title

SMITHERS, BC, March 1, 2020 /CNW/ - Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief Woos, B.C. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn...