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May 24, 2024


A new recreation centre is coming to Abegweit First Nation

From: Infrastructure Canada NationTalk: Scotchfort, Prince Edward Island — A new recreation centre will be built in Scotchfort after a combined investment of $17 million through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program from the federal government and the Government of Prince Edward Island. This was announced by Minister Lawrence MacAulay, MLA Sidney MacEwen, and...

May 24, 2024


Caroline Wawzonek: Budget Address

NationTalk: Mr. Speaker, with this first budget of the 20th Legislative Assembly, we are changing how we deliver on priorities in a way that is realistic, responsible and always with an eye on being financially ready for whatever the future might bring. In February, we released a fiscal strategy for this government to help restore...

April 3, 2024


Ontario promises to add 5 more First Nations to power grid, end reliance on diesel

First Nations stress they want to be consulted during the process CBC Indigenous: As the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission project nears completion, Ontario plans to add five more remote First Nations to the provincial power grid and end their reliance on diesel fuel. Premier Doug Ford made the announcement Thursday at a media event in Oliver...

April 3, 2024


Manitoba budget focuses on healthcare, poverty reduction and supporting rural communities

APTN News: Manitoba’s promise to improve the province’s health care system by hiring more workers, rebuilding emergency rooms, and adding to intensive care beds is, for the most part, being received well by First Nations leaders. “This year we are hiring 1,000 health care workers, 100 doctors, 210 nurses, 90 paramedics and 600 healthcare aides,”...

March 22, 2024


‘We have to try’: Ottawa, Manitoba commit $40M to search landfill for slain women

The money is to go toward a search of the privately owned Prairie Green landfill north of Winnipeg, where the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran are believed to be. By Brittany Hobson and Steve Lambert The Canadian Press Toronto Star – The Canadian Press – WINNIPEG – Families of two slain First Nations women received...

February 23, 2024


Premier Kinew and Minister Vandal announce support for the Arctic Gateway Group in northern Manitoba

NationTalk: Today in Churchill, Premier Wab Kinew and Dan Vandal, minister for PrairiesCan announced a joint investment of up to $60 million to the Arctic Gateway Group (AGG). This combined funding from the governments of Canada and Manitoba will finish work on the Hudson Bay Railway, start to redevelop the Port of Churchill, and further...

February 22, 2024


Development agreement signed with Amlamgog First Nation

NationTalk: FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has signed a development agreement with Amlamgog (Fort Folly) First Nation to support the community’s priorities related to housing, salmon conservation, a transition to green transportation and entrepreneurship. “Addressing the immediate priorities of the community is an important step in improving the lives of its residents,” said Indigenous...

February 15, 2024


Manitoba premier says he’s confident landfill search for remains will start this year

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Manitoba Wab Kinew shake hands at a news conference in Winnipeg on Thursday. Photo: Tamara Pimentel/APTN.  CBC Indigenous: Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew said Thursday he is confident a landfill search for the remains of two slain First Nations women will begin this year, while the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs said...

December 19, 2023


Northern Action Plan (NAP) 2023-2028 – 2.57 billion dollars for the future of Québec’s northern territory

NationTalk: BAIE-COMEAU, QC – Over the next five years, the gouvernement du Québec and its partners will invest nearly 2.6 billion dollars in the sustainable development of Québec’s northern territory. The Northern Action Plan 2023–2028 (NAP 23–28) was created in response to the economic, social and environmental development issues specific to the North, and presents 45 new actions...

December 11, 2023


Human Rights Day: Saskatchewan Named Co-Chair of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Human Rights Conference

2025 Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting Will Take Place in Saskatchewan NationTalk: Saskatchewan will co-chair the Continuing Committee of Officials on Human Rights (CCOHR) and Senior Officials Committee Responsible for Human Rights (SOCHR) conference in 2025. “I was honoured that Saskatchewan was selected by a majority of fellow provincial-territorial colleagues to co-chair this important conference with the federal...

November 2, 2023


Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation’s loan guarantee capacity to increase to $3 billion

NationTalk: CALGARY, AB – Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC) is thrilled to announce a significant increase in its loan guarantee capacity. The Government of Alberta has provided an immediate increase in the fiscal capacity of AIOC to provide loan guarantees for Indigenous communities from $1 billion to $2 billion and will further increase that amount...

October 4, 2023


Feds announce $740K to further study Winnipeg-area landfill search

Crown-Indigenous Relations feels the search ‘would be complex yet feasible and could be done while ensuring the health and safety of those involved.’ Winnipeg police believe two First Nations women are buried in the Prairie Green landfill located north of the city. Photo: Jesse Andrushko/APTN.  APTN News: The federal government announced Wednesday it is providing...

July 12, 2023


Canada supports Indigenous wellness and culture feasibility studies in New Brunswick to advance self-determination and reconciliation

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada NationTalk: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – Today, Chief George Ginnish from the Natoaganeg First Nation; Chief Ross Perley from Neqotkuk First Nation; and The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, announced $150,000 in funding provided through the Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program. These funds will...

June 23, 2023


Manitoba Government, Seven First Nations Sign Historic Forestry Revenue Sharing Agreements

NationTalk: The Manitoba government and seven First Nations have signed agreements to share wealth generated by Manitoba’s forests and improve the economic and social well-being of Indigenous communities, Premier Heather Stefanson, Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt and Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today in partnership with leadership from...

May 17, 2023


Northern Development Ministers’ Forum Focuses on Economic Reconciliation through Action

NationTalk: CHURCHILL, MAN.—Ministers representing Canada’s northern jurisdictions gathered this week in Churchill, Man. for the 2023 Northern Development Ministers’ Forum (NDMF). Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt hosted this year’s forum, which focused on learning from successful examples of economic reconciliation through action across the country. “Manitoba was honoured to welcome our...

April 19, 2023


$92.4 Million for First Nation and Métis Communities through Gaming Payments

NationTalk: The 2023-24 provincial budget sees a continued investment in First Nation and Métis communities across Saskatchewan. This budget sets out targeted investments to support First Nation and Métis services and initiatives, including a record-setting $92.4 million in gaming payments, thanks to the estimated casino profits, as well as the estimated new online gaming profits,...

March 27, 2023


Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare Responds to the Tabling of the 2023 Ontario Budget

NationTalk: (Toronto, Ontario ) – Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare issued the following statement in response to the 2023 Ontario Budget: “On March 23, 2023, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, Peter Bethlenfalvy, tabled the 2023 provincial budget entitled 2023 Ontario Budget: Building a Strong Ontario,” said Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare. “This budget provided an outline...

December 9, 2022


Minister Wilkinson Releases Canada’s $3.8-billion Critical Minerals Strategy to Seize Generational Opportunity for Clean, Inclusive Growth

Natural Resources Canada: Critical minerals are not just the building blocks of clean technology like solar panels and electric vehicle batteries – they are a key ingredient for creating middle class jobs and growing a strong, globally competitive Canadian economy. The move toward a global net-zero economy is generating a significant increase in demand for...

July 12, 2022


Saskatchewan Provides Nearly $62 Million in Gaming Payments to Support Indigenous Initiatives

NationTalk: Gaming payments are back on track in this year’s budget with a $61.5 million investment to support Indigenous-led social and economic initiatives in Saskatchewan. Casino closures due to COVID-19 had previously impacted the payments and resulted in $80 million in emergency pandemic support over two years for First Nations and Métis organizations, in addition to...

July 8, 2022


British Columbia is investing $8.4 million to advance reconciliation in the community social services sector

“Non-profits promote connection and provide valuable community services across B.C., and they need to be available and accessible to all,” said Niki Sharma, Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits. “Through this investment, we are increasing community social service providers’ capacity to offer culturally safe, inclusive, accessible social services to Indigenous people throughout British Columbia.”...

April 25, 2022


Hudson’s Bay Company transfers former flagship store to Southern Chiefs’ Organization

A Winnipeg landmark Rich in Symbolism Comes Under Indigenous Control New York Times: The bay announced that it was giving the property and the building to Southern Chiefs Organization, which represents 34 Manitoba First Nations. Having secured about 100 million Canadian dollars in funding, the majority from the federal government, the Southern Chiefs have ambitious...

October 19, 2021


Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec

Québec Government – Under the theme “Change requires your commitment!”, this call for commitment aims to invite Quebec businesses to make commitments to the Indigenous peoples. A document presenting the Vision for the Future of Indigenous Peoples has been prepared to help companies formulate commitments that will be meaningful and promising. This document contains an...

October 14, 2021


Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec

The Government of Quebec and the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) – are holding the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec on November 25 and 26, 2021 to discuss the full participation of Indigenous people in Quebec’s economy as well as economic recovery, It will also be an opportunity for Quebec’s elected officials...

August 14, 2021


Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund

Federal Government announced an investment of $4.3 billion over four years for the Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund. Starting in 2021-22, this fund will support immediate demands, as prioritized by Indigenous partners. This includes: $2.709 billion to support First Nations on reserve $517.7 million to support Self-Government and Modern Treaty Partners $517.8 million to support Inuit...

February 18, 2019


Lottery Revenue Sharing

British Columbia Lottery Corporation revenue is going to be shared with the First Nations and the first phase of allocations amounts to 7% of gross revenues....

November 29, 2018


First Nations gaming distribution limited partnership

B.C. First Nations will share in provincial gaming revenue to support self-government, strong, healthy communities, and services that make life better for families. This funding will be a central piece of Budget 2019 to support reconciliation. Funding will focus on priorities in the following framework: health and wellness; infrastructure, safety, transportation and housing; economic and...

May 16, 2018


First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FNMA) and the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (FA)

“Our Lands, Our Jurisdiction, Our Institutions: First Nations Leading the Way” First Nations who have chosen to work beyond the Indian Act are coming together to set the stage for the next generation of First Nations led initiatives that will support our jurisdiction and expanded government powers for Indigenous communities. Currently 276 First Nations, from...

November 1, 2017


Issues with southern Canada

Premier Bob McLeod issued a red alert calling for an urgent national debate on the future of the Northwest Territories who believe their reconciliation efforts and economic development opportunities are being undermined by Ottawa and the political needs and voices of southern Canada...

February 15, 2017


First Nations Economic Reconciliation

Expanding the Circle: First Nations Economic Reconciliation – Presented by National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB), in partnership with the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA), Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and the Public Policy Forum (PPF). Economic reconciliation means ensuring that Indigenous Peoples are not excluded from participating in and benefitting from Canada’s...

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