‘Indigenous Affairs’ Information

Ontario Improving Access to Aboriginal Midwifery Care

Ontario Improving Access to Aboriginal Midwifery Care

Province Supporting Maternal Health and Wellness in Indigenous Communities Ontario is improving access to culturally appropriate child and maternity care for more Indigenous people across the province.   Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-TeDashboardrm Care, was at Dilico Family [Read more]

Carol Hughes Calls for Action on Equality for First Nations Children

Carol Hughes Calls for Action on Equality for First Nations Children

BLIND RIVER, ON – Four days before the historic Have a Heart Day on Parliament Hill, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes will be hosting a screening of the film, ‘Hi-Ho Mistahey’ and calling for an end to discrimination against Canada’s First Nations children. Hi-Ho Mistahey is [Read more]

Restored Shoreline on Long Lake #58 First Nation

Restored Shoreline on Long Lake #58 First Nation

From: Ontario Power Generation After more than a decade of collaboration between OPG and the Long Lake #58 First Nation, the three-year project to remediate the community’s shoreline in northwestern Ontario has been completed. The restoration has been a long time coming for Long Lake #58 [Read more]

NDP statement on Wapekeka suicides

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha, the MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, issued the following statement regarding the recent deaths of two girls from Wapekeka First Nation. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the tragic deaths of two 12-year-old girls [Read more]

Ontario Working Towards Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

Ontario Working Towards Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

New Elders Council and Gladue Summit Contributing to a More Responsive Justice System Ontario has established a new Elders Council that will provide advice to the Attorney General to make the justice system more responsive to the needs of Indigenous people and support the reclamation of Indigenous [Read more]

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission and Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs Sign Agreement

HAZELTON, BC – Marketwired- TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that its Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project (PRGT) has signed a project agreement with 12 hereditary chiefs of the Gitxsan Nation. The hereditary chiefs each represent a Wilp (house [Read more]

Singh calls on Liberal Government to put Wabigoon-English River clean-up in writing

Singh calls on Liberal Government to put Wabigoon-English River clean-up in writing

TORONTO, ON – Today during Question Period, Ontario NDP Deputy Leader Jagmeet Singh called on the Liberals to fully commit their government to the clean-up of mercury from the Wabigoon-English River in Grassy Narrows First Nation and to put that commitment in writing. “Last week the Minister of [Read more]

First Nations Re-affirm Jurisdiction for Ring of Fire Transportation Planning

First Nations Re-affirm Jurisdiction for Ring of Fire Transportation Planning

Marten Falls First Nation (MFFN) and Aroland First Nation (AFN) re-affirm their jurisdictional authority over their respective territories in Northern Ontario, in light of recent Ring of Fire transportation plan announcements by the Government of Ontario, Noront Resources and KWG Resources.  In [Read more]

Lakehead University appoints first Chair on Truth and Reconciliation

Lakehead University appoints first Chair on Truth and Reconciliation

THUNDER BAY, ON – Lakehead University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson, has appointed Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux as the University’s Chair on Truth and Reconciliation. This historic appointment takes effect immediately. Since July 2013, Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux has [Read more]

Wynne Liberals ignoring environmental disaster in Gogama (video)

Wynne Liberals ignoring environmental disaster in Gogama (video)

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas called on the Wynne government to stop ignoring the ongoing environmental disaster in Gogama and order CN to remove all of the oil from the water.  “The people of Mattagami First Nation and Gogama were promised that their natural environment [Read more]

Chief Jason Gauthier RE: Algoma Passenger Train

Chief Jason Gauthier RE: Algoma Passenger Train

September 13, 2016 RE: MEDIA RELEASE – ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE Wachay. The Algoma Passenger Train Working Group recently received a letter from the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, stating that the remote passenger subsidy would not be continuing between Sault Ste. Marie [Read more]

Robinson Huron Treaty Celebrations Begin with International Canoe Crossing

Robinson Huron Treaty Celebrations Begin with International Canoe Crossing

  SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – A gathering of the Chiefs and beneficiaries of the Robinson-Huron Treaty is underway at Whitefish Island, Sault Ste. Marie.  The event entitled, “Honouring and Remembering our 1850 Treaty”, is intended a commemoration, information and planning session.  [Read more]

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Set to Strike

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Set to Strike

From: Public Service Alliance of Canada THUNDER BAY, ON – The Public Service Alliance of Canada’s (PSAC) negotiating team met with a conciliator to attempt to negotiate a fair agreement with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) on August 24, 2016. Unfortunately, a deal could not be reached [Read more]

Exposing First Nations Students to Careers in Natural Resources

Exposing First Nations Students to Careers in Natural Resources

THUNDER BAY, ON – The First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) has 48 participants learning about anthropology, geography, dendrology, sustainable energy sources, visual arts, engineering, entrepreneurship, aboriginal mentorship and more this week during a Science Camp [Read more]

Joint Statement RE: Mercury Poisoning of Grassy Narrows First Nation

Joint Statement RE: Mercury Poisoning of Grassy Narrows First Nation

Ontario NDP Environment Critic Indigenous Affairs CriticJoint Statement by Peter Tabuns,  France Gélinas, and MPP for Kenora-Rainy River Sarah Campbell QUEEN’s PARK, ON  – “In light of the latest revelations that the federal government has been holding on to thirty year-old data that [Read more]

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