Posts Tagged ‘First Nations’

‘Selling public assets has no long term benefit’ says Hughes

‘Selling public assets has no long term benefit’ says Hughes

The more time Canadians have to unpack the Liberal commitment to invest in public infrastructure, the more it becomes obvious the plan is largely about turning tax dollars and public assets over to the private sector.  This for-profit investment model was never fleshed out during the election, [Read more]

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation Sign Historic Education Agreement

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation Sign Historic Education Agreement

Province Working in Partnership with First Nations to Support Student Achievement An historic education agreement will support the achievement and well-being of Anishinabek students through enhanced collaboration between the participating First Nations and the Government of Ontario. Mitzie Hunter, [Read more]

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha issued the following statement regarding recently-announced funding for the cleanup of mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River: “After forty years and of living with the toxic legacy of the [Read more]

Standing Selection Process Among Vital Issues at Annual General Assembly

Standing Selection Process Among Vital Issues at Annual General Assembly

LONDON, ON –  The Annual General Assembly is a major gathering of A.I.A.I. member nations and their chiefs to discuss essential issues that are prevalent in First Nations communities.  Among the areas that will be covered at the Annual General Assembly, hosted by the Caldwell Nation on May [Read more]

Walleye Spawning Beds To Be Improved Using Environmental Penalties Fund

UPDATE: Ontario Community Environment Fund (OCEF) Watersheds Canada has been awarded an OCEF grant of over $960 from funds collected from environmental penalties. The organization will use the funds to improve two existing walleye spawning beds on Twin Sisters Lake by first making an assessment of [Read more]

Statement from Ministers Zimmer and Murray re: English Wabigoon River

Statement from Ministers Zimmer and Murray re: English Wabigoon River

On Friday, Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray, met with Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister and David Suzuki. Minister Zimmer and Minister Murray have released the following joint statement: “Mercury contamination has had a profound [Read more]

Local Volunteers Bring G.Y.M. Program to Nipigon Elementary School

Growing Young Movers starting at Saint Edward Catholic School Growing Young Movers (G.Y.M.) will teach personal and social responsibility while creating a positive learning space in the gymnasium at Superior North Catholic District School Board’s Saint Edward School in Nipigon. Local [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]

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]

Hughes: A few items to watch as Parliament resumes this month

Hughes: A few items to watch as Parliament resumes this month

In the same way that September marks a return to school, it also marks the return of parliament.  In a few weeks MPs will return to Ottawa to resume debate on numerous issues.  Some of these will pop up daily and can’t truly be foreseen, but others have been brewing over the summer – or [Read more]

Prime Minister Trudeau Urged To Stop Pipeline Reviews & Overhaul NEB

Prime Minister Trudeau Urged To Stop Pipeline Reviews & Overhaul NEB

From Northwatch: Prime Minister Trudeau urged to show leadership by stopping pipeline reviews and overhauling National Energy Board OTTAWA, ON – More than 50 groups from across Canada sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Natural Resources Minister Carr urging the federal government to [Read more]

Safety of Communities a Priority for NAPS Chair and Chief

Safety of Communities a Priority for NAPS Chair and Chief

THUNDER BAY, ON – Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Board Chair Mike Metatawabin and NAPS Chief of Police Terry Armstrong react to today’s news that NAPS Officers voted to go on strike. While NAPS officers are not currently on strike, within approximately 3-4 weeks, NAPS officers may [Read more]

Hughes Continues Efforts for Algoma Passenger Train Service Restoration

Hughes Continues Efforts for Algoma Passenger Train Service Restoration

(en français ci-dessous) Supporting Algoma passenger train should be at top of government’s to-do list Mid July will mark one year since the Algoma passenger trains stopped running.  The service ground to a halt after third party operator Railmark could not come up with adequate financing to [Read more]

MPP France Gélinas RE: Inquest on First Nations Youth Deaths

MPP France Gélinas RE: Inquest on First Nations Youth Deaths

Statement from Ontario NDP Indigenous Affairs Critic France Gélinas (MPP Nickel Belt) QUEEN’s PARK, ON – “New Democrats mourn the loss of Jethro Anderson, Curran Strang, Paul Panacheese, Robyn Harper, Reggie Bushie, Kyle Morriseau, and Jordan Wabasse,  as we reflect upon the [Read more]

Holy Angels Students Participate in Smudging Ceremony

Holy Angels Students Participate in Smudging Ceremony

SCHREIBER, ON – Friday, June 3, 2016 Vanessa Bouchard, Councillor from Pays Plat First Nations, led the students and staff of Holy Angels School in a smudging ceremony. She educated the students on the four sacred medicines used in the smudging ceremony, the history of smudging and its [Read more]

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