Government Commitments: Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

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July 11, 2024


Poilievre promises less interference, more economic control in speech to Assembly of First Nations

Conservative leader made remarks during first in-person speech to AFN since becoming leader CBC News: Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre made his first in-person speech to the Assembly of First Nations Thursday, promising the chiefs gathered in Montreal to reduce the federal government’s role in their lives and give them more say over their economic future.  “I’m not here...

July 9, 2024


How Do BC’s Two Treaty Breakthroughs Change the Landscape?

A wave of less extensive reconciliation agreements also ‘raise all boats,’ say experts. The Tyee: There was an unmistakable air of celebration in Terrace last month as representatives descended on the small northern city to mark two historic treaties with First Nations. At back-to-back events on June 24 and 25, leaders with Kitselas and Kitsumkalum...

June 26, 2024


‘Pivotal moment’: Trudeau and Tsilhqotʼin nation celebrate anniversary of land ruling

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second left, and his son Hadrien, 10, walk with Chief Roger William, left, and Chief Otis Guichon, front right, as they arrive for community celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the Tsilhqot’in decision, in Nemaiah Valley, B.C., on Wednesday, June 26, 2024. In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada granted...

June 19, 2024


New plan protects Blueberry River First Nations land and upholds Treaty rights

The Nation’s agreement with BC government aims to limit detrimental oil and gas activities By: Yasmin Hassan, Staff Writer, and Petra Chase, Editor-in-Chief First Peoples Law Report: The Peak (SFU Independent Student Newspaper) – On May 30, the BC government and Blueberry River First Nations announced a three-year pilot plan to support Indigenous land restoration and protect Treaty rights....

June 6, 2024


Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation included in Ottawa Indigenous peoples centre

Five years after hunger strike, the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation signs an agreement with the federal government to be part of a centre APTN News: A former grand chief of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation says better late than never after the tribal council signed an agreement with the federal government to be part of an Indigenous...

June 3, 2024


Statement by the Prime Minister on National Indigenous History Month

NationTalk: The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Indigenous History Month: “Today, as we mark the first day of National Indigenous History Month, we celebrate the cultures, languages, knowledge, histories, and traditions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. Indigenous Peoples have been the stewards and caretakers of Canada’s lands and waters...

May 31, 2024


Matachewan First Nation reaches 4,572-acre land settlement with Ontario government

The First Nation is also getting $590,000 in compensation for a land dispute dating back to 1906 CBC Indigenous: Matachewan First Nation in northeastern Ontario will be adding 4,572 acres to its reserve after settling a land claim with the Ontario government that dates back to 1906. The community, located about 59 kilometres west of...

May 30, 2024


Change in electoral ridings in Yukon getting mixed reviews

Commission suggests reducing two rural ridings while adding two new ridings in Whitehorse APTN News: The Yukon Electoral District Boundaries Commission’s proposal to change the territory’s electoral ridings is receiving mixed reactions. Earlier this month, the commission submitted an interim report to the Yukon Legislative Assembly. The commission is required to review existing electoral districts...

May 27, 2024


Tahltan Elders Provide Direction & Next Steps regarding Tahltan Land Stewardship Plan

NationTalk: On May 22nd and 23rd, 2024, TCG Lands & Regulatory Affairs Department, Tahltan Lands Stewardship Planning Team, and acting President Heather Hawkins met with Tahltan Elders in Dease Lake to provide a Tahltan Stewardship Plan update, including progress made since the last meeting with Tahltan Elders in October 2023. Team TCG presented a draft...

May 24, 2024


In Saskatchewan, We Are All Treaty People

NationTalk: he Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed May 20 to 26 as Treaties Recognition Week. “When you are at a concert or an event or have your radio on and you hear a land acknowledgement, you are hearing that Saskatchewan is Treaty land,” First Nations, Métis, and Northern Affairs Minister Don McMorris said. “Building awareness...

May 20, 2024


In its pain and its hope, Winnipeg is Canada’s most vital laboratory for reconciliation 

The Globe and Mail: SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL- Winnipeg Over one week in mid-May, Winnipeg hosted an international gathering on Indigenous literature, a city-wide trade show for Indigenous youth, a national summit on Indigenous identity, a provincial conference to discuss Indigenous education, and Manito Ahbee – one of the largest indoor powwows in...

May 13, 2024


Lyackson First Nation, Cowichan Tribes, B.C. reach milestone agreement

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 2024 May 11, 2024 NationTalk: LAKE COWICHAN – Lyackson First Nation, Cowichan Tribes and the Province are celebrating a key reconciliation milestone that will enable the return of culturally signifciant land in the Cowichan River valley to two member communities of the Quw’utsun Nation. Chief Pahalicktun (Richard Thomas), Lyackson First Nation; Chief Cindy...

May 2, 2024


Advancing reconciliation with a new Commissioner for Modern Treaty Implementation

NationTalk: Canada’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples is our most important one. As partners with the original inhabitants and stewards of Canada’s lands and waters, we know that we need to make good on our commitments and responsibilities. This starts with trust, transparency, and accountability. As part of Canada’s constitutional framework, Modern Treaties have been fundamental...

April 14, 2024


B.C. formally recognizes Haida Nation’s Aboriginal title to Haida Gwaii

The Globe and Mail: Victoria – In a ceremony beneath a totem pole representing unity, the B.C. government formally accepted that the Haida Nation has Aboriginal title to all one million hectares of the islands of Haida Gwaii, west of British Columbia’s north coast. The unprecedented agreement – which has been decades in the making...

April 9, 2024


The Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation and Canada sign a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a clear territorial consultation area and facilitate the stewardship of resource deployment.

NationTalk: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – Grand Chief Jacques Tremblay of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation (WWFN) and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Consultation and Accommodation. Consultation protocols are established with Indigenous groups to determine the process to be...

April 3, 2024


The Nation Micmac de Gespeg and the Government of Canada announce the signing of the Rights and Reconciliation Agreement with respect to Forillon National Park

NationTalk: Parks Canada – The Agreement provides for the establishment of a shared governance framework between the Nation Micmac de Gespeg and Parks Canada for joint initiatives and activities in Forillon National Park The Government of Canada is committed to a process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples with an aim to renew relationships with them...

March 6, 2024


Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and Canada move forward on reconciliation as Treaty Partners

Taking care: We recognize this news release may contain information that is difficult for many and that our efforts to honour Survivors and families may act as an unwelcome reminder for those who have suffered hardships through generations of government policies that were harmful to Indigenous Peoples A national residential school crisis line offers emotional...

February 19, 2024


Inherent rights highlighted at the 8th annual Anishinabek Nation Lands and Resources Forum

By Kelly Anne Smith NationTalk: AnishinabekNews.ca – NORTH BAY— Concerns of climate change, extreme mining claims, and the health of the Great Lakes were heard over three days at the 8th annual Anishinabek Nation Lands and Resources Forum, Kina-Gego-Naabadosin – Everything is Connected, at the Best Western in North Bay, Ont., from February 13 to...

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 15, 2024


Statement from Premier Ranj Pillai on recent meetings with Kluane First Nation, White River First Nation and Carcross/Tagish First Nation

NationTalk: Premier Ranj Pillai has issued the following statement: “This past week I had the pleasure of connecting separately with the government leadership of Kluane First Nation, White River First Nation and Carcross/Tagish First Nation in their respective communities. “At these meetings with Yukon First Nation Chiefs and Council members, we discussed items of common...

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...

December 7, 2023


FNLC Supports BC’s Release of Distinctions-Based Approach Primer and Clarification of BC’s Position on Métis Rights

FNLC Supports BC’s Release of Distinctions-Based Approach Primer and Clarification of BC’s Position on Métis Rights First Peoples Law Report: (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) supports the Province of British Columbia’s (BC) release of its long-overdue Distinctions-Based Approach Primer (Primer) and applauds BC for clarifying its position on Métis...

December 7, 2023


Revised First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework Effective January 1, 2024

NationTalk: Starting January 1, 2024, the Government of Saskatchewan’s revised First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework (CPF) will come into effect. “The changes made to the CPF were built on the key themes we heard during our engagement process in the fall and winter of 2022,”Government Relations Minister and Minister Responsible for First Nations,...

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 16, 2023


Statement by the Prime Minister on Louis Riel Day

NationTalk: Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Louis Riel Day: “Today, people across Canada come together to honour and celebrate the legacy of Louis Riel, the great Métis leader and founder of Manitoba. “Louis Riel’s contributions to our country cannot be overstated. His passionate advocacy for the Métis...

November 16, 2023


Anishinaabe community in Quebec set to finally get electricity

‘This is going to change our life forever,’ says natural resources director of Kitcisakik CBC Indigenous: In all his 59 years, Jimmy Papatie has never had electricity in his home. He’s bought bottled water, heated his home with firewood, spent tens of thousands of dollars on fuel for a generator, and even grown accustomed to...

November 14, 2023


Celebrate Métis culture and history: Minister Wilson

Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement to recognize Métis Week, Nov. 12-18: NationTalk: “Métis Week is a time to celebrate and learn about the distinct history, culture, traditions and contributions of Métis people in Alberta. The proud legacy of the Métis is an important thread in our province’s history. Long before...

November 10, 2023


Government of Yukon launches five-year Innovation Strategy to grow innovation, drive investment and diversify the economy

FIRST NATIONS Yukon First Nations’ ground-breaking land claim and self-government process has led to modern treaties and governance within the territory and has acted as a model for Indigenous communities around the world. The Yukon’s fourteen First Nations bring exceptional knowledge and perspectives to innovative endeavours on both Settlement Land and broader Traditional Territories. Yukon...

November 2, 2023


B.C., First Nations leaders gather to advance relationships

NationTalk: XʷMƏƟKʷƏYƏM (MUSQUEAM), SḴWX̱WÚ7MESH (SQUAMISH) AND SƏLILWƏTAɬ (TSLEIL-WAUTUTH) TERRITORIES / VANCOUVER – First Nations leaders and provincial officials from across B.C. are coming together for the eighth B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering, working together to recognize, respect and advance government-to-government relationships. Premier David Eby, together with Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Robert Phillips, Regional...

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 31, 2023


NDP government allows Manitoba Hydro to deal directly with Indigenous nations again

Premier Wab Kinew’s cabinet rescinds PC restriction on Crown corporation’s negotiations CBC Indigenous: Manitoba’s NDP government is once again allowing Manitoba Hydro to deal directly with Indigenous nations. Premier Wab Kinew said Tuesday his cabinet has rescinded a Progressive Conservative order that prevented the Crown corporation from engaging in talks with First Nations, Métis and...

October 18, 2023


Statement from Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare and The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ontario

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 2023 NationTalk: Toronto, ON — Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare and The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ontario released the following statement: “On October 16, 2023, the First Nations Leadership Council and five Ontario Ministers had a productive Leadership Advocacy Strategy Meeting. This quarterly forum provides Chiefs of Ontario with an...

September 10, 2023


Federal government apologizes to Williams Lake First Nation for illegal settlement of its lands

First Nation had received $135M settlement in 2022, after legal fight over illegal occupation of village site CBC News: The federal government issued an official apology to the Williams Lake First Nation, located in central B.C., a year after a $135-million settlement was reached over illegal settlement of its village lands. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Gary Anandasangaree...

September 5, 2023


Robinson Huron Waawiidamaagewin gathering full of teachings, activities

Robinson Huron Treaty Chiefs gathered in Sudbury, Ont., with federal and provincial governments on June 17. – Photo by Marci Becking NationTalk: AnishinabekNews.ca:G ARDEN RIVER — A Treaty Renewal Ceremony is being held on Sept. 9 at the GFL Memorial Gardens in Sault Ste. Marie as part of the Robinson Huron Treaty 1850 Gathering. Held...

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