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19 october 2020

12:48
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is making funding available to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the federal impact assessment for the proposed Marten Falls Community Access Road Project. The project...

12:47
Today, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) sent letters to Evanston School Superintendent Devon Horton and each member of the board strongly urging them to not use a student's race or ethnicity as a factor for in-person classroom attendance....

06:00
The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and...


16 october 2020

19:34
The Honourable Marc Miller, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, the Honourable Patty Hajdu and the Honourable Daniel Vandal, issued the following statement today regarding the virtual gathering with Indigenous Peoples and organizations, healthcare...

14:50
Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of...

14:15
A $150,000 federal grant to provide business planning and entrepreneurship training for Navajo entrepreneurs has been granted to Navajo Thaw, an extensive economic development plan to address the long-term impacts of the "Bennett Freeze" and the...

11:57
Shxwha:y Chief and Council invite political leaders to put words into action on the path to reconciliation by facilitating meaningful Indigenous participation in the growth of the British Columbia cannabis industry, a promise the current government...

08:15
The David Sharpe Professorship in Indigenous Law Campaign is one step closer to an Endowed Professorship or Chair, thanks to a gift of $250,000 from Sean McCoshen. The new professorship, established by the Faculty of Law at Queen's University, was...


15 october 2020

15:44
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) is urging the government as well as relevant organizations to implement the proposals contained in the report of the Independent Civil Observer, Me Fannie Lafontaine, released today. "These...

14:55
In the last few weeks, Indigenous communities have been facing an alarming rise in the number of new and active COVID-19 cases. The week of October 4-10 has seen the largest weekly increase in the number of new cases of COVID-19 in First Nations...

13:31
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) is proud to announce the launch of the third annual Secret Path Week. Taking place between October 17-22, Secret Path Week includes over 15 events which raise awareness of the history and legacy of...

13:00
Prolific documentary filmmaker, singer-songwriter, visual artist, activist and member of the Abenaki Nation, Alanis Obomsawin C.C., G.O.Q., C.A.L.Q. has been chosen as the thirteenth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate.  During her 53-year filmmaking career,...

09:30
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the efforts of Indigenous Peoples to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen their languages. In a virtual announcement this morning, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian...


14 october 2020

19:57
Note: All times local Ottawa, Ontario Private meetings. The Prime Minister will host a call with provincial and territorial premiers. 10:20 a.m. The Prime Minister, Premier of Nunavut Joe Savikataaq, and Minister of Northern Affairs Dan Vandal will...

16:26
The AFNQL Council of Elected Women and Quebec Native Women (QNW) recently submitted a brief to share their observations regarding the policy on police checks in the SPVM. The current news is a stark reminder of to what extent being Indigenous is to...

12:39
The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, along with the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, and Member of Parliament (Saint-Boniface?Saint-Vital), will host a virtual press conference to announce funding in...

10:51
Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Date:  October 15,...

09:00
Storyblocks, the first and largest subscription-based platform providing unlimited stock content and tools for creators to keep up with the growing demand for video, announced today the launch of a new campaign called Re:Stock. The campaign is geared...

08:45
Today the Little Free Library® (LFL) nonprofit organization, partnering with Colle McVoy, launched Read in Colortm a timely initiative bringing diverse books to LFL book-sharing boxes around the world.   Little Free...


13 october 2020

15:11
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has accepted an initial project description for the proposed GCT Deltaport Expansion - Berth Four Project, located in Delta, British Columbia. The Agency is now inviting the public and Indigenous...

14:20
A former Los Angeles police officer, who previously obtained a jury verdict in his favor in Aug. 2019 against the City of LA on a claim of discrimination, has filed suit again, alleging that he was terminated in direct retaliation over his victory in...

14:15
Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous coastal communities to improve marine safety and responsible shipping to protect Canada's marine environment. As part of this $1.5 billion plan,...

13:12
Fulbright Canada is pleased to announce its 30th Anniversary signature program ? the Fulbright Canada post-COVID Challenge. The program encourages youth, including underrepresented youth, to submit their bold ideas to tackle three key challenges that...

12:30
American Masters and Firelight Media present In the Making, a new documentary short film series following the lives and journeys of emerging BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) cultural artists who bring insight and originality to their...


9 october 2020

13:39
The Government of Canada continues to work with provinces and territories to ensure fundamental supports are in place to continue to protect the health and safety of all Canadians, and to ensure that jurisdictions have what they need to gradually and...

13:37
The Government of Canada continues to work with provinces and territories to ensure fundamental supports are in place to continue to protect the health and safety of all Canadians, and to ensure that jurisdictions have what they need to gradually and...

13:35
The Government of Canada continues to work with provinces and territories to ensure fundamental supports are in place to continue to protect the health and safety of all Canadians, and to ensure that jurisdictions have what they need to gradually and...

13:06
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) is pleased with the appointment of a new Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and feels that this is an opportunity to renew relations that have been damaged in recent months between the...

12:50
Québec Premier François Legault today announced the appointment of MNA for Vachon and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Public Security Ian Lafrenière as Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs. Minister of International Relations and...

12:00
The Ford Foundation today announced it has doubled its funding support for U.S.-based racial justice and civil rights groups with at least $180 million in new funding from the proceeds of the unprecedented sale of $1 billion in social bonds. The new...

11:14
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte, Neil Ellis, today announced funding worth a total of up to $2.1 million under the Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative to...

09:11
In the last few weeks, Indigenous communities have been facing an alarming rise in the number of new and active COVID-19 cases. While the COVID-19 infection rate for First Nations living on-reserve remains one third the rate among other Canadians,...


8 october 2020

15:38
While all eyes are rightly focused on the deplorable context surrounding the tragic death of Joyce Echaquan, another demonstration of systemic racism is currently affecting the Anicinape Nation. This time, it is the denial of First Nations'...

07:00
Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Valerie Gideon, Associate Deputy Minister, and Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus...


7 october 2020

18:42
Indigenous communities burdened with up to three times the national rates of chronic diseases now have access to an innovative health project fund established by Bimaadzwin and Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. These community-driven pilot projects...

17:15
Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Valerie Gideon, Associate Deputy Minister, and Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus...

15:47
On October 7, 2020, WWII, Métis Veteran Walter Calahaisn's spouse Myrtle Calahaisn received thanks from the Métis Nation and inheritance of $20,000. President Audrey Poitras of the Métis Nation of Alberta personally presented the recognition payment...

14:44
In a brief submitted to the US Department of Energy (USDOE) in Washington, the First Nations of Pessamit (Innu), Wemotaci (Atikamekw), Pikogan, Lac Simon and Kitcisakik (Anishnabeg), have once again expressed their opposition to the development of an...

13:08
The Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut are working closely together to ensure families have access to affordable, high-quality and safe early learning and child care opportunities and to address new challenges for child care and...

13:00
The Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM) is pleased to announce that its 35th annual Grand Prix will be awarded on November 12, 2020. Artists, elected officials, partners and all Montrealers are invited to celebrate the city's arts community at the...

11:30
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, released a statement today urging the moderator of the Vice Presidential debate, Susan Page, to ask the candidates about how their administrations would address the growing violence in...

11:21
Plastic is polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans and harming the wildlife that calls those places home. Of the 3 million tonnes of plastic waste Canadians throw away each year, only 9 percent is recycled, representing about $8 billion in lost...

10:00
Young voters of color say they are headed to the polls in November because they want to see change around systemic inequality and racism, according to a series of focus groups and findings from a recent poll released today by Advancement Project...

09:00
Today, HomeAdvisor, a leading digital marketplace evolving the way homeowners connect with service professionals to complete home projects, released Skilled Trades in America, a report that examines America's home service professionals and identifies...


6 october 2020

19:54
On the occasion of a motion tabled in the National Assembly, Québec Premier François Legault apologized to the family and loved ones of Joyce Echaquan, who died in troubling, horrible circumstances, and to the members of the Atikamekw community of...

13:00
As Canada continues its journey of reconciliation and renewal with First Nations, we need to confront our history and work together in partnership to find shared solutions that address the wrongs of the past and help build a better, more inclusive...

09:00
AVcommunications (AV) has a brand new brand and a bold new message. For all the companies out there that believe marketing to multicultural audiences is an afterthought, and a niche one at that, think again.  Multicultural is mainstream. And their...

08:00
Canada Life and Power Corporation of Canada are pleased to announce a $70,000 contribution to Circles For Reconciliation. The contribution will assist with the project's national expansion to build meaningful relationships between Indigenous and...

08:00
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its Jack Henry Banking® division announced today that Denver-based Native American Bank is...


5 october 2020

18:20
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP's sixth annual report on diversity disclosure practices of TSX-listed companies and Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) corporations shows continued but slow progress in increasing the proportion of women on boards,...

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