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May 1, 2024

Ottawa commits another $187M to ‘shed colonial habits’ and help more First Nations assume control of land

The federal government has signed a five-year funding agreement worth more than $187 million to help more First Nations assume governance of reserve lands and their natural resources. By Joy SpearChief-MorrisOttawa Bureau The Toronto Star: OTTAWA — The federal government has signed a five-year funding agreement worth more than $187 million to help more First Nations...

April 23, 2024

A Fairer Future for Every Generation of Indigenous Peoples

NationTalk: When Indigenous Peoples succeed, Canada succeeds. A fairer future for every generation of Indigenous Peoples includes better access to health care, housing, post-secondary education, and good-paying jobs. With renewed Nation-to-Nation, Government-to-Government, and Inuit-Crown relationships, we are creating thousands of jobs, generating economic opportunity for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, and closing the housing...

April 19, 2024

Trudeau government’s budget gives more taxing power to Indigenous communities

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the federal budget this week to open a door that Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has already signalled he’s ready to walk through: giving Indigenous communities more power to levy taxes. Toronto Star: OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the federal budget this week to open a door that Conservative...

April 19, 2024

The Five Canada-wide Cultural Heritage Organizations Are Disappointed by Federal Budget 2024

NationTalk: In a federal budget appropriately focused on creating new housing, advancing Indigenous self-determination, combatting hate, and creating a clean economy, there is an unfortunate lack of recognition of the role cultural heritage places and existing buildings play in creating housing, wellbeing, and supporting a green economy. The five Canada-wide cultural heritage organizations – Canadian...

April 16, 2024

A Fair Future for Indigenous Peoples

From: Department of Finance Canada Backgrounder A fair Canada is one where the government continues making meaningful progress in the journey of reconciliation by working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples. The federal government continues to prioritize its responsibility to help ensure First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities have what they need to grow and succeed on...

April 16, 2024

Feds promise $9B in the budget, includes opt-in tax program, loan guarantees

APTN News: The federal government is proposing an opt-in tax collection system for First Nation communities that will collect money for fuel, alcohol, cannabis, tobacco and vaping products according to Budget 2024 that was tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday. “A fair fiscal relationship means supporting an Indigenous tax jurisdiction that advances self-determination...

April 16, 2024

Budget 2024: Advancing Economic Reconciliation

An economy that is fair for everyone is one where everyone is able to fully participate. That hasn’t always been the case, especially for Indigenous Peoples. The history of discrimination faced in communities has meant that, for too long, Indigenous Peoples were left behind and could not fully participate in the Canadian economy. With Budget...

April 16, 2024

Budget 2024: Safe Indigenous Communities

The legacy of colonialism has meant that Indigenous communities have long been without Indigenous-led policing and justice. To correct past wrongs, it is essential that better Indigenous-led policing, justice, and emergency services are developed, guided by input from communities on what they need. Indigenous Peoples have been underrepresented in policing, which has meant policing is...

April 9, 2023

Budget 2023: Advancing Reconciliation

Budget 2023 commits $4,096M to Indigenous Nations as follows: Budget Item (Millions) 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2027-28 2028-29 Total Self-Determination and prosperity for Indigenous People 0 111 22 21 10 10 $173 Investing in Indigenous Communities Indigenous Health Priorities $0 $534 $76 $76 $70 $70 $827M MMIWG National Action Plan $2 $21 $31 $28 $21...

April 7, 2022

Budget 2022 invests $11B in Indigenous reconciliation initiatives

Budget 2022 proposes to invest $11 billion over six years to continue to support Indigenous children and families, and to help Indigenous communities continue to grow and shape the`ir futures through the following initiatives: Child Welfare: ($4,297M) $4.017B to support long-term reforms to improve implementation of Jordan’s principle $280M over 5 years to support implementation...

December 14, 2021

2021 Fall Economic Statement

Government of Canada: This fiscal update includes a provision to settle the cases on harm to First Nation children currently before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and to invest in transforming the services offered to First Nation children and their families. We have provisioned $20 billion for compensation and $20 billion to improve the system...

April 23, 2021

Budget 2021

Budget 2021 invests the following towards “MEANINGFUL RECONCILIATION building on the Fall 2020 Stronger BC Economic Recovery Plan to advance reconciliation and build a more inclusive economy. It includes funding for work with Indigenous peoples to advance reconciliation, and ensure Indigenous peoples can fully participate in B.C.’s economic recovery. Budget 2021 adds $60 million in...

March 11, 2020

Budget 2020-21

The government will invest $219.2 million over six years to increase its support for Indigenous communities....

April 12, 2019

Indigenous Relations budget cut

This year its base funding was reduced by 15 per cent to 74.4 million, down from 88 million last year, and there is no allotment for one-time investments such as claim settlements....

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