Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Chief Emily Whetung, Curve Lake First Nation, Chief Doreen Spence, Tataskweyak Cree Nation and Chief Wayne Moonias of Neskantaga, will hold a news conference to affirm commitment to safe drinking water in First Nation communities through an Agreement in Principle.
Earlier this week, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, visited First Nations communities in northwestern Ontario and met with First Nations leaders and partners to discuss the health needs of communities. Minister Miller reaffirmed the Government of Canada’s commitment to meet those needs.
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is committed to supporting Indigenous communities in their response to COVID-19 and continues to work closely with Indigenous organizations and provincial and territorial governments.
Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, will hold a media availability following the Minister’s visit to Semiahmoo First Nation to echo the spring-2021 announcement of the lift of a long-term drinking water advisory.
Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Chief Randy Fobister and elected council of Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (ANA) met in community to sign an amendment to the Mercury Care Home Framework Agreement, which builds on the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring that ANA residents who are living with methylmercury poisoning receive the care they need while staying closer to home, community and family.
Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Chief Waylon Scott, Wabaseemoong Independent Nations (Wabaseemoong), met in community to celebrate the signing of the Relationship Agreement: Comprehensive Response to Mercury and Human Health in Wabaseemoong Independent Nations. While a signing ceremony took place in September 2020 virtually because of pandemic restrictions, Minister Miller welcomed Chief Scott’s invitation to visit the community.
The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Rebecca Kudloo, President of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, and Aluki Kotierk, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, will announce funding for shelters in Nunavut. The announcement will be followed by a media availability.
Through the Indigenous Community Support Fund (ICSF), the Government of Canada continues to provide support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations to prevent, prepare, and respond to COVID-19.