Government Commitments: Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

Exploring Stakeholder: "Government of Newfoundland and Labrador"

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July 11, 2023

Premiers meeting in Winnipeg starts with discussion with Indigenous leaders

Heather Stefanson, Chair, Council of the Federation, and Premier of Manitoba talks with David Chartrand, Manitoba Metis Federation president, at the Canadian premiers and National Indigenous Organizations meeting in Winnipeg, Monday, July 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods NationTalk: Canada’s premiers kicked off their annual three-day conference Monday by meeting with Indigenous leaders on issues...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

June 18, 2020

Renaming “Discovery Day”

Discovery Day, formerly celebrated the discovery of Newfoundland by John Cabot in 1497. The Provincial Government has determined that it is not appropriate to refer to the June 24 holiday as ‘Discovery Day.’ Before a new name can be established, consultations must take place with Indigenous governments and organizations in the spirit of reconciliation regarding...

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...

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 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...

October 30, 2018

Orange Shirt Day

Premier Dwight Bell called on all members of the legislature, in the spirit of reconciliation and revitalizing our relationship with Indigenous peoples, to join with him in recognizing September 30 as Orange Shirt Day in Newfoundland and Labrador in acknowledging survivors of the residential school system....

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...

May 26, 2017

Indigenous Leaders Roundtable

First Indigenous leader’s roundtable to discuss common interests and update progress on TRC Calls to Action...

February 22, 2017

Government Re-structuring

The newly merged Intergovernmental and Indigenous Affairs Secretariat and the Office of Labrador Affairs unifies the govt’s efforts to build intergovernmental relations with efforts to advance relationships with Indigenous Governments and Organizations. A separate Office of Labrador Affairs was created to help address unique issues and advance social and economic development in the region. Responsibilities...

January 22, 2005

Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement-in-Principle

Negotiations between the Innu Nation of labrador are now under way for a Final Agreement with the governments of Canada and Newfoundand and Labrador

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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