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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
Review Committee Established to Investigate Deaths in Custody
NationTalk: The Province has established a standing committee to investigate deaths of people in the custody of provincial correctional services. The Deaths-in-Custody Review Committee will examine the facts and circumstances leading up to a death and make recommendations to the Justice Minister to help prevent similar deaths in the future. It will examine two recent...
July 3, 2022
Premier Hosts Joint Meeting of Mi’kmaw Chiefs, Cabinet
NationTalk: Premier Tim Houston, cabinet ministers and Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs held their first joint meeting today, June 30, discussing a wide range of issues and building relationships. “This is an excellent opportunity for the government to strengthen our relationship with the Mi’kmaq and work closely together on issues our communities are facing,” said Premier...
September 29, 2020
Premier apology to Indigenous and Blacks
CTV News – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil apologized Tuesday to Black and Indigenous Nova Scotians for systemic racism in the province’s justice system, and said the government is committed to reform. McNeil said he is putting together a restorative justice team composed of members of Black and Indigenous communities, as well as members of...
November 19, 2019
Dedicated Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
The government appointed a full-time Minister of Aboriginal Affairs because “rebuilding this relationship deserves a full- time minister”...
November 19, 2019
2019 Speech from the Throne
Speech from the throne focused on the government’s priorities and included initiatives planned in the six key priority areas to build upon progress made over the past year, including: World-class Education Dependable Public Health Care Vibrant and Sustainable Communities Energized Private Sector Affordable and Sustainable Government High Performing Organization Form an All Nations and Parties...
October 2, 2018
Bill No. 78 – Truth and Reconciliation Commitment Act:
Bill No, 78 – Truth and Reconciliation Commitment Act: An Act to Implement the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada”, a private members bill introduced in the Nova Scotia legislature with two main commitments: The Province is committed to implementing the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission...
December 15, 2015
Response to TRC Report
Nova Scotia is committed to continuing to work hand-in-hand with our aboriginal partners as well as our federal, provincial and territorial colleagues to answer the call to action from the commission.” There are opportunities for progress to be made in Nova Scotia. Work already started includes: development of an online treaty education resource for all...
June 14, 2015
Response to TRC Summary report
As a government, we will take the necessary time to review the report and its recommendations, and will work to repair and rebuild the relationship with First Nations. Our government will work collaboratively with First Nation communities to establish, develop and strengthen our relationship, and we will work with other levels of government and institutions to...
February 25, 1996
Suprteme Court upholds Treaty from 1752
The Supreme Court upheld the Treaty of 1752 between the Mi’kmaq and the Crown. (Toronto Star Oct. 2, 2019)...
February 25, 1993
Nova Scotia’s Treaty Days was proclaimed in 1993 to commemorate and celebrate the relationship between the Mi”kmaq and the Crown (Toronto Star (Oct. 2, 2019)...
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