Government Commitments: Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

Exploring Indigenous Group: "Inuit"

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February 1, 2024


Chair of Ministerial Working Group on Regulatory Efficiency for Clean Growth Projects issues statement

NationTalk: Privy Council Office, Ottawa, Ontario – Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour and Seniors, and Chair of the Ministerial Working Group on Regulatory Efficiency for Clean Growth Projects, issued the following statement: “An efficient and effective review process for clean energy, critical minerals, transportation and other major projects is essential. It keeps...

January 25, 2024


New phase in the dialogue on Hydro-Québec’s Action Plan 2035

NationTalk: In November 2023, Hydro-Québec published its Action Plan 2035 – Towards a Decarbonized and Prosperous Québec, with the goals to better serve our customers, decarbonize Québec and contribute to its economic development. Over the past few months, the company has explained this plan to the general public, to over 30 organizations, as well as to the...

January 18, 2024


Trudeau government transfers land management to Nunavut in historic deal

Nunavut signed an agreement with the federal government Thursday that transfers responsibility for land and natural resource management to the territory, marking the largest land transfer in Canadian history. The Toronto Star: OTTAWA — Nunavut signed an agreement with the federal government Thursday that transfers responsibility for land and natural resource management to the territory,...

January 17, 2024


Trudeau in Nunavut to sign long-awaited devolution agreement

Agreement will transfer more federal responsibilities to the territory Nunavut, Trudeau sign devolution agreement Click on the following link to view the video: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nunavut-prime-minister-trudeau-sign-devolution-1.7085153?cmp=newsletter_Evening%20Headlines%20from%20CBC%20News_1617_1354641 CBC News: Nunavut is expected to sign a devolution agreement with the federal government, which essentially transfers responsibility of Crown lands and waters from the federal government to the territorial government....

January 6, 2024


Statement by Minister Anandasangaree, Minister Vandal and Minister Hajdu on the Eighth Anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report

Originally posted on Dec. 18, 2023 Statement NationTalk: Ottawa, Ontario, Unceded Algonquin Traditional Territory – December 15, 2023 – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement to...

January 5, 2024


Federal government and Nunavut invest more than $194 million in critical infrastructure and transit projects across the territory

NationTalk: Infrastructure Canada: Iqaluit, Nunavut — Investments in northern infrastructure help build stronger, more inclusive communities and ensure northerners and their families have access to modern, reliable infrastructure that meets their unique needs. Communities across Nunavut will benefit from the construction of crucial infrastructure and the establishment of vital services thanks to a joint investment...

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 14, 2023


Yukon’s new chief justice on Indigenous representation and reconciliation in the justice system

Leonard Marchand, named chief justice of Court of Appeal, is Syilx and a member of the Okanagan Indian Band CBC Indigenous: The Yukon Court of Appeal has a new chief justice.  Leonard Marchand, who is Syilx and a member of the Okanagan Indian Band, was appointed to the role last week.  Marchand was also appointed...

December 7, 2023


New Premier elected in the Northwest Territories

Hay River’s RJ Simpson will be the new Northwest Territories premier  APTN News: It is a big day in politics North of 60. Newly elected members of the Northwest Territories legislature have chosen their next premier. R.J. Simpson, who is Métis, is the legislature member for Hay River North, won on the second round of...

November 20, 2023


Second meeting between leaders of national Indigenous organizations and federal, provincial and territorial ministers of Indigenous Affairs concludes in Ottawa

First Peoples Law Report: OTTAWA, UNCEDED ALGONQUIN TERRITORY, ON – On November 15th and 16th, 2023, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, federal Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Arlene Dunn, Minister of Indigenous Affairs for New Brunswick, together, in Ottawa, convened the second meeting between leaders of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Métis...

November 18, 2023


Indigenous leaders hopeful as Manitoba Premier Kinew takes on reconciliation portfolio

‘It’s very uplifting to be able to hear a premier actually appoint himself to this position’: AMC grand chief CBC Indigenous: The Canadian Press – When Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew took the unconventional move of appointing himself the minister responsible for Indigenous reconciliation, he did so with the intent of strengthening the relationship between the...

November 1, 2023


‘Listen to us,’ says residential school survivor as N.L. premier begins apologies in Labrador

Premier Andrew Furey is set to travel to each of Nunatsiavut’s communities over 3 days  WARNING: This story contains distressing details. CBC News: As the premier of Newfoundland and Labrador kicks off a string of apologies to residential school survivors on Wednesday, one survivor has advice for how he can make a lasting impact. Miriam...

October 31, 2023


Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee Leaders met in Ottawa to drive progress on shared priorities for building a prosperous Inuit Nunangat

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada NationTalk: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, co-chaired the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee (ICPC) on Monday. Since the signing of the Inuit Nunangat Declaration in 2017, the Government of Canada and Inuit leaders...

October 27, 2023


Public Advisory: Premier Furey to Deliver Apologies to Residential Schools Survivors in Nunatsiavut

NationTalk: The Honourable Dr. Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will deliver apologies to residential schools survivors and family members in the five Labrador Inuit communities and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, November 1 to 3, 2023. The delivery of apologies is being undertaken in collaboration with the Nunatsiavut Government and former students of residential schools....

October 13, 2023


Apology being planned to Nunatsiavut residential school survivors in Hopedale

Nunatsiavut government says no specific dates have been set for Hopedale or other Inuit communities CBC News: Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey is set to deliver an apology to Nunatsiavut residential school survivors in November in Hopedale, according to a social media post by the Nunatsiavut government’s Department of Health and Social Development.  But in response...

September 13, 2023


Government of Canada honours Indigenous soldiers in the Netherlands

NationTalk: Veterans Affairs Canada – The full story of Canada’s long military history includes many contributions from First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. They sacrificed so much to safeguard our peace and freedom—we owe it to them to ensure they get the recognition they deserve. Earlier this year, a group of Canadian, Indigenous and Dutch...

September 6, 2023


Deb Haaland, first Indigenous member of U.S. cabinet, meets counterparts in Ottawa

Haaland on Jan. 20 at the Capitol building in Washington ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. Photo: Twitter  APTN News: The Canadian Press – The first-ever Indigenous member of the U.S. cabinet is in Canada to talk about how best to help First Nations, Inuit and Métis Inuit communities across the continent. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, a...

August 15, 2023


Nunatsiavut Government welcomes increased federal funding for high-speed Internet access

NationTalk: The Nunatsiavut Government welcomes the Government of Canada’s announcement today of an additional $10.3 million in funding to bring high-speed Internet to Labrador’s north coast. The project, which received $22 million in initial funding in March 2022, will benefit more than 1,000 households in the five Labrador Inuit communities of Hopedale, Makkovik, Nain, Postville...

July 17, 2023


Work to replace Indian Act is ongoing, feds say

Process being done in consultation with Indigenous people By Richard Hutton Niagara This Week – Welland NationTalk: Niagarathisweek.com: Calls for the Indian Act to be repealed and replaced are not new, but the big issue is how to go about it, a spokesperson for Indigenous Services Canada says. “There is no clear consensus on a way forward...

June 28, 2023


Provincial Indigenous Women’s Reconciliation Council Hold First Meeting

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 2023 June 28, 2023 The inaugural meeting of the Provincial Indigenous Women’s Reconciliation Council was held on Wednesday, June 28 in St. John’s. The goal of the Reconciliation Council is to coordinate and lead meaningful action to address existing challenges and obstacles in the areas of culture, health and wellness, justice, and human...

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...

June 22, 2023


An important step in upholding the human rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada

NationTalk: Department of Justice Canada – June 21, 2023: The implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (UN Declaration Act) will build a better, more equitable future for both Canada and Indigenous peoples. Together with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, we are moving forward and honoring nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, and...

June 19, 2023


Saskatchewan Participates in Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting on Human Rights

NationTalk: This week, Justice Minister and Attorney General Bronwyn Eyre is joining with the provincial and territorial ministers of Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and the Yukon, and federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, at the meeting of federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for Human Rights in Halifax, Nova Scotia, co-hosted by...

June 12, 2023


Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces a judicial appointment in the province of Ontario

NationTalk: Department of Justice Canada – The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the...

May 26, 2023


Manitoba Government Announces New Civilian Director of Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba

NationTalk: The Manitoba government is announcing the appointment of Roxanne Gagné to the role of civilian director of the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) effective July 1, Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “A civilian-led investigation unit is a cornerstone of the Police Services Act and the IIU plays an important part in reinforcing the confidence...

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...

May 7, 2023


Trudeau says Charles is ‘deeply aligned’ with Canadian priorities on environment, reconciliation

Canadian envoy in London says ‘serious discussion’ underway about potential royal visit CBC News: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he think Canada’s new head of state is aligned with the priorities of many Canadians on issues like the environment and reconciliation with Indigenous people. Trudeau and a group of other Canadians — including Gov. Gen. Mary...

May 4, 2023


National Indigenous leaders hope to renew relationship with Crown after meeting King Charles

Meeting was arranged by Canada’s first Indigenous governor general ahead of Charles III’s coronation CBC News: National Indigenous leaders say their historic meeting with King Charles on Thursday, two days before his coronation, marks the beginning of a new chapter in the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples. This was the first time a...

April 11, 2023


Taking the lead on new nation-building projects

NationTalk: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have signed an agreement to collaborate on joint economic corridor projects to boost trade and economic growth. The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will foster the development of new economic corridors across the three provinces. This groundbreaking partnership aims to bolster...

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 4, 2023


Governor General wants leaders to meet King

Toronto Star: Gov. Gen. Mary Simon wants Indigenous leaders to meet with King Charles to reset their relationship with the Crown, the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations said Monday. Speaking to chiefs gathered in Ottawa, RoseAnne Archibald said she meets frequently with Simon, who is the first Indigenous person to hold the...

March 24, 2023


Joint message from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed and Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu on World Tuberculosis Day

Indigenous Services Canada: Ottawa, Ontario — Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed and Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu issued the following statement today on World Tuberculosis Day 2023: “Tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks continue to be an unfortunate and unnecessary reality in Inuit Nunangat. TB disproportionately impacts Inuit communities throughout the country. The Government of Canada and...

March 23, 2023


Northerners should be at the table for NORAD discussions, says Nunavut premier

Arctic sovereignty, critical minerals on the agenda for U.S. presidential visit to Canada CBC News: As U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, Nunavut’s premier says he’ll be watching closely for discussions about the Arctic. Biden is set to address Parliament Friday during an official visit to Canada....

March 14, 2023


Budget 2023-24: Charting a Course Towards Growth and Sustainability

NationTalk: In handing down his first budget as Treasurer of the Fifth Nunatsiavut Assembly in Hopedale today, Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology Minister Tom Evans stressed the importance of learning from the past, while Charting a Course Towards Growth and Sustainability. “This budget hopes to build on the foundation laid in previous budgets,” says...

February 8, 2023


Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunavut Sign Memorandum of Understanding

NationTalk: Today, the Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunavut signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen areas of collaboration, partnership, and future development. The MOU was signed by the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable P.J. Akeeagok, Premier of Nunavut, the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs...

December 21, 2022


Manitoba Government Launches EngageMB Survey to Inform New Water Action Plan

NationTalk: Manitobans Invited To Help Shape Water Strategy Action Plan: Wharton The Manitoba government is announcing the launch of online public engagement to seek input for the first water strategy action plan under the new water management strategy, Environment, Climate and Parks Minister Jeff Wharton announced today. “We’re inviting all Manitobans to provide feedback and...

December 16, 2022


Canada continues to support Indigenous groups across the country to advance self-determination and rebuild their nations

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada: As part of Canada’s work to renew relationships with Indigenous Peoples, the Government will support Indigenous groups working to rebuild their nations or Inuit communities—in a manner that responds to their unique needs and priorities. This was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and is...

December 13, 2022


Access to Information review’s final report including “What we Heard report on Indigenous Consultations

Treasury Board of Canada: Today, the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board, tabled the Government’s report on the Access to Information Review in Parliament: “Access to information (ATI) is essential for our democracy and must reflect all citizen’s expectations for accessible, timely and trustworthy information. Given the importance of this review, the Government...

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...

November 28, 2022


Nunavut Planning Commission concludes Final Public Hearings on Historic Land Use Plan

NationTalk: IQALUIT, NU, Nov. 28 – One of the most extensive consultations in the country’s history concluded as the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) wrapped up public hearings on its draft land use plan for the territory, the largest in the world covering one-fifth of Canada. The latest Inuit-led hearings ended Nov. 19 and involved participants...

November 18, 2022


David Eby sworn in as premier at Musqueam Community Centre as a sign of reconciliation

VICTORIA – Today, David Eby was sworn in as B.C.’s 37th premier while surrounded by family, friends, colleagues and community members from throughout British Columbia. In a ceremony held in the Musqueam Community Centre, Eby made a commitment to tackle the challenges people are facing, while making meaningful improvements in the lives of British Columbians....

October 28, 2022


Gov. Gen. Mary Simon unveils a highly personal coat of arms

Reconciliation is a key component of Mary Simon’s insignia, Rideau Hall says CBC News: Rideau Hall unveiled Gov. Gen. Mary Simon’s coat of arms Friday — one that it says reflects her personal story and commitment to reconciliation. Simon became Governor General last year, making history as the first Indigenous person to hold the ceremonial post. Simon grew...

October 27, 2022


MPs back motion calling on government to recognize residential schools program as genocide

A motion from NDP MP Leah Gazan passed with unanimous consent CBC: Members of Parliament gave unanimous consent Thursday in favour of a motion calling on the federal government to recognize Canada’s residential schools as genocide. Leah Gazan, the NDP member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre, introduced the motion following Question Period Thursday afternoon. Gazan brought forward a similar motion in...

October 5, 2022


Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Speech from the Throne

Section on Reconciliation NationTalk: With the recent marking of the second annual Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, it was a time for reflection on the province’s relationship and history with Indigenous people. My Government remains committed to consultations with Indigenous groups and weekly meetings with leaders that support open and frank discussions...

September 28, 2022


Alberta provincial court releases Indigenous Justice Strategy

The Indigenous Justice Strategy aims to ensure Alberta judges and staff have a clear understanding of Indigenous history, heritage and laws, as well as establishing Indigenous cultural practices in court. But as Morgan Black explains, some critics say it’s a band-aid solution to a systemic issue. Global News (Canadian Press): Alberta’s provincial court has announced...

September 28, 2022


Ministers Honour Joyce Echaquan and Re-Affirm Commitment to Addressing Anti-Indigenous Racism in Canada’s Health Systems

Indigenous Services Canada: Ottawa, Ontario (September 28, 2022) – The Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Marc Miller, and the Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, issued the following statement today: “Health care is a human right, and should be free of racism and discrimination. But the systemic discrimination and racism...

August 26, 2022


Survivors’ Flag raising on Parliament Hill by residential school survivors, the National Centre of Truth and Reconciliation, and the Honourable Marc Miller

WINNIPEG — Residential school Survivors and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) will be joined by the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations for the raising of the Survivors’ Flag on Parliament Hill. Once raised, the flag will fly for two years. Survivors, the NCTR and Minister Miller will make themselves available...

August 24, 2022


Canada and Aotearoa-New Zealand sign Indigenous Collaboration Arrangement

Indigenous Services Canada: Wellington, New Zealand – Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement on the Indigenous Collaboration Arrangement signed by Canada and Aotearoa-New Zealand: “Alongside an inspiring all-women Indigenous delegation, I am honoured to sign this Indigenous Collaboration Arrangement on behalf of the Government of Canada, which formalizes Canada...

August 5, 2022


Report on the Nunavik Itinerant Court Situation presents 60 recommendations

QUEBEC CITY – Minister of Justice, Attorney General and Minister of the French Language of Québec Simon Jolin-Barrette and President of Makivik Corporation Pita Aatami announced the filing of the Report on the Nunavik Itinerant Court Situation. The report was prepared by Mtre Jean-Claude Latraverse, who worked for many years as a defence lawyer and...

July 18, 2022


Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations signs relationship agreement with Alberta

NationTalk: Alberta’s government has signed an agreement with the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations to strengthen their relationship through partnership and a shared path forward. Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson attended the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Annual General Meeting on July 19 at the River Cree Resort...

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.”...

June 28, 2022


Inuit – Crown Partnership Committee meeting

Crown–Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – The Government of Canada and Inuit leaders have been working closely together through the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee (ICPC) to advance reconciliation, strengthen the Inuit-Crown partnership, and create a more prosperous Inuit Nunangat through meaningful collaboration. On Monday, June 27, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller and Inuit Tapiriit...

June 17, 2022


2022–2027 Government Action Plan for the Social and Cultural Wellness of the First Nations and Inuit

Together for Future Generations: 2022–2027 Government Action Plan for the Social and Cultural Wellness of the First Nations and Inuit NationTalk: The 2022–2027 Government Action Plan for the Social and Cultural Wellness of the First Nations and Inuit was announced today by Ian Lafrenière, Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs. The plan outlines the Gouvernement du...

May 27, 2022


Quebec cabinet minister vows to protect Indigenous languages following Bill 96 passage

Nunatsiaq News: Quebec Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafrenière says he’s committed to supporting Indigenous people in the province, after his government approved a new law this week protecting French language use. On Tuesday, the Quebec National Assembly voted to pass Bill 96, which aims to affirm French as the only official language in the province. It’s...

April 21, 2022


Inuit Nunangat Policy

Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and President Natan Obed of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, alongside federal Cabinet ministers and the elected Inuit leadership from the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Makivik Corporation, and the Nunatsiavut Government, endorsed the new, historic Inuit Nunangat Policy at a meeting of the ICPC. This marks the first time the Government...

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...

March 25, 2022


Nunavut Partnership Committee

Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk signed a declaration to formalize the working relationship between the Government of Nunavut (GN) and NTI through the creation of the Nunavut Partnership Committee. “This partnership declaration follows this week’s release of the Katujjiluta Mandate, which was developed in collaboration with Nunavut’s Inuit...

March 11, 2022


A new reconciliation agreement between the Sts’ailes and British Columbia

STS’AILES XA’XA TEMEXW – A new reconciliation agreement between the Sts’ailes and British Columbia will support Sts’ailes’ social, cultural, economic and environmental goals, and increase prosperity for people in the lower Fraser Valley. Sts’ailes Chief Ralph Leon shared in the Halq’emeylem language, “Ey swayel mekw’wat. Ey swayel tl’ó wáyél. Letstemot iyém te tset tl’ó wáyél....

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...

December 10, 2021


Second Annual (2021) Statutory Report

Release of “Second Annual (2021) Statutory Report Pursuant to Section 10 of the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Act, Statutes of Canada, Chapter 29, 2019”. The report covers the period between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 and emphasizes that the government’s path to reconciliation is guided by the: Report of the...

October 19, 2021


Funding for Manitoba Inuit Association

To assist in building capacity of the representative organization for Inuit living in Manitoba, the Manitoba government is providing $30,000 toward the Manitoba Inuit Association (MIA) to continue its work of enhancing the lives of Inuit in Manitoba and connecting Inuit to services that meet their evolving needs particularly in health care, social services and...

July 7, 2021


Ministerial Committee on Anti-Racism

The Ministerial Committee on Anti-Racism continues work for further action and community engagement to develop the necessary tools to stop racism in Newfoundland and Labrador. Ministers agree on the following actions: Reviewing legislative provisions to identify options to address hate speech in provincial laws; Launching an anti-racism and anti-Islamophobia public education campaign, in consultation with...

April 16, 2021


Nunavik Self-Determination Agreement

Nunatsiaq News – Makivik Corp. will resume negotiations over a self-determination agreement for Nunavik with the governments of Canada and Québec to establish a form of Indigenous government in the region based on Inuit values, culture and language. Makivik’s self-determination committee is made up of representatives from Nunavik’s major regional organizations: Kativik Regional Government Nunavik...

June 18, 2020


Renaming “Discovery Day”

Renaming “Discovery Day” which was established to celebrate the discovery of Newfoundland by John Cabot in 1497. Consultations must take place with Indigenous governments and organizations in the spirit of reconciliation regarding this holiday...

January 21, 2020


Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol

Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) signed the Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol today, to help guide shared Inuit-Government goals to benefit Nunavut Inuit. Specifically, Katujjiqatigiinniq helps shape the work around: the broad principles, priorities and bilateral mechanisms that will contribute towards productive working relationships and outcomes; making practical commitments in relation to leadership, oversight, and administration that...

October 14, 2019


Innu Nation denounces NunatuKavut Community Council MOU with Canada

Innu Nation is denouncing the MOU signed between Canada and the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC). “Canada has acted dishonourably now on two occasions. First, they announced in 2018 that they were embarking on “exploratory talks” without giving us any details on what was being discussed. Now, Canada has signed a secret deal with NCC that...

September 27, 2019


Nunavut Tunngavik 2018-2021 Priorities

We will seek to work with the Governments of Canada and Nunavut to achieve substantial and measurable progress towards the full implementation of Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement. Inuit employment and full implementation of Article 23 are the essential means to address many of the prevailing issues in Inuit society today. Members also discussed the...

September 5, 2019


NunatuKavut Community Council MOU

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Todd Russell, President of the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding on self-determination. This Memorandum of Understanding will help guide the Government of Canada and NCC as they work in partnership to explore new ways to strengthen their relationship and address the priorities...

August 15, 2019


Directive on Government Contracts

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) is pleased at the release of the new co-developed federal government procurement Directive relating to contracting activity in the Nunavut Settlement Area. Throughout the negotiations, NTI has consistently interpreted and defined the policy objectives under Article 24 as falling under three separate and independent pillars: the right of Inuit to own...

August 15, 2019


Federal Government apology in response to Qikiqtani Truth Commission’s Final Report, Achieving Saimaqatigiingniq

Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations delivered an official apology on behalf of the Government of Canada to the Qikiqtani Inuit for the Government’s actions in the Qikiqtani region between 1950 and 1975. “During this period, Government policies included forced relocation and family separation of Qikiqtani Inuit, the killing of qimmiit (sled dogs), who were...

April 26, 2019


Release of “Nation-Building at Home, Vigilance Beyond”

Nunatsiaq News – Release of “Nation-Building At Home, Vigilance Beyond: Preparing for the Coming Decades in the Arctic” with 15 of 28 recommendations relating to Indigenous peoples: Meaningful partnerships with Indigenous peoples and northern communities (7) Defence, Security and Stewardship (0) Geopolitics (0) Circumpolar diplomacy and Indigenous rights (6) Climate Change, Science and Knowledge (2)...

April 1, 2019


Budget 2019 Inuit Investments

Proposed Inuit-specific investments total $395.5 million and include the following: $50 million over 10 years for continued implementation of the National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy and $5 million per year ongoing; $125.5 million over 10 years for an Inuit-led post-secondary education strategy and $21.8 million per year ongoing; and $220 million over five years to...

March 8, 2019


Nanilavut Initiative

Launch of the “Nanilavut Initiative”, developed in partnership with Inuit, to help Inuit families and communities with the process of healing. In Inuktitut, “Nanilavut” means “let’s find them.” The initiative will help families find information on loved ones sent away during the epidemic. It will also provide other support identified as important by Inuit, including...

March 8, 2019


Prime Minster apology for events leading to Tuberculosis crisis

Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today apologized on behalf of the Government of Canada to Inuit for its actions during the tuberculosis epidemic from the 1940s to the 1960s. During this period, thousands of Inuit were sent away from their communities for tuberculosis treatment in southern Canada, where they were cut off from their language, their...

January 11, 2019


Canada apology for forced relocation of Ahiarmiut Inuit

Nunatsiaq News – Last summer the Ahiarmiut won a settlement from the federal government worth about $5M as a result of protracted negotiations that followed a lawsuit they had filed in 2008. The upcoming apology on January 22, 2021 is part of that settlement. In their lawsuit, the Ahiarmiut said the Canadian government, with the...

November 29, 2018


Expanding the Circle: What Reconciliation and Inclusive Growth Can Mean for Inuit and Canada

This conference brought together key leaders from across Inuit Nunangat to develop a united call to action on steps to achieve Inuit economic reconciliation, and was hosted with the assistance of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). Topics included: Inuit right to economic development and prosperity; Inuit business and government procurement; and Inuit economic development and government...

July 12, 2018


NunatuKavut: Recognition of Indigenous Rights and Self-Determination

Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, and Todd Russell, President of the NunatuKavut Community Council, announced the start of discussions on recognition of Indigenous rights and self-determination. Discussions will be community-driven, could cover many different issues, and involve ongoing engagement with NunatuKavut members. The goal is to obtain greater...

July 9, 2018


Joint Statement on the Development of Fishery Regulations

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Nunavut Agreement, the Government of Canada, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, and the Government of Nunavut have issued a joint statement on the development of fishery regulations for the Nunavut Settlement Area (NSA). The Joint Statement on the Development of Fishery Regulations...

March 28, 2018


2018 Budget for Bi-lateral Meetings

$13.7M/2 years to fund bilateral meetings with three national Indigenous groups. Budget 2018 is investing $74.9 million over five years....

February 1, 2018


A new Approach to Economic Development in Nunavut

The driving forces for negotiating the Nunavut Agreement were Inuit relationships with wildlife, the environment, and the hunting way of life. Inuit sought self-determination and recognition of jurisdiction. For these aspirations to be realized, Inuit must lead planning and design of all major initiatives in their homeland. This begins with taking a holistic approach to...

November 24, 2017


Nunatsiavut: Prime Minister Trudeau’s Residential School apology

Prime Minister Trudeau apologized to survivors of indigenous people who went to residential schools after 1949 – when the province joined Confederation. Provincial Government will undertake its own apology to residential school survivors in consultation with the survivors of the former residential school system and the leaders of Indigenous Governments and Organizations in Newfoundland and...

February 9, 2017


Inuit Nunangat Declaration on Inuit-Crown Partnership

Federal Government and Inuit Tapariit Kanatami signed the Inuit Nunangat Declaration, a bilateral agreement committed to take action on shared priorities: Recognizing full and fair implementation of the obligations and objectives of Inuit land claims agreements as foundational for creating prosperity among Inuit which benefits all Canadians; Recognizing also the disproportionate socio-economic and cultural inequity...

January 12, 2017


Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada MOU

Federal Government and the Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (PIWC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a whole-of-government relationship to address issues of common concern that directly affect the well-being and safety of Inuit women and children across Canada. https://www.canada.ca/en/indigenous-northern-affairs/news/2017/06/canada_and_pauktuutitinuitwomenofcanadasignnewpartnershipagreeme.html....

December 15, 2015


Release of TRC Final Report

Commit to a “renewed” (i.e. Nation-to-Nation) relationship with First Nations, Métis and Inuit. http://www.trc.ca/assets/pdf/Honouring_the_Truth_Reconciling_for_the_Future_July_23_2015.pdf...

June 2, 2015


TRC Summary Report

Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. http://www.trc.ca/assets/pdf/Honouring_the_Truth_Reconciling_for_the_Future_July_23_2015.pdf...

April 1, 2014


The Qikiqtani Truth Commission

The Qikiqtani Truth Commission is the first Inuit-sponsored and Inuit-led initiative of its kind. It is also a rare example of a comprehensive social justice inquiry led by an Aboriginal organization. The Final report of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission “Achieving Saimaqatigiingniq” listed 25 recommendations under 4 themes to initiate an Inuit Truth and Reconciliation process....

August 8, 2011


Nunavik Self-Determination Agreement

The Quebec government has acknowledged the negative effects on Inuit society of a mass slaughter of sled dogs in the province’s far north in the 1950s and 1960s. Premier Jean Charest and his native affairs minister signed an agreement on Monday to that effect in Kangiqsualujjuaq in the presence of Pita Aatami, president of the...

March 25, 1996


Nunatsiavut Framework Agreement

Inuit of Labrador signs the Framework Agreement in 1996 after 10 years of negotiation...

February 25, 1986


Nunatsiavut: Launch of Innu Nation of Labrador land claim process

The Inuit in Nunatsiavut (Newfoundland and Labrador) formally entered the land claim process in 1977 by filing a statement of claim. It took over a decade of additional work with anthropologists and ethnographers to verify Innu land use and occupancy studies to establish land claim boundaries before Canada indicated that it was were prepared to...

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