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Government of Canada and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation provide an update on the transmission of Residential School documents

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | media advisories

Ottawa, Ontario — Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, and Stephanie Scott, Executive Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, will participate in a press conference and sign the memorandum of agreement to facilitate the transmission of Residential School documents to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.


Indigenous-led Transitional Committee formed to establish a National Council for Reconciliation

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

The creation of a National Council for Reconciliation (NCR) as a national Indigenous-led oversight body is a vital milestone to implementing the Calls to Action from the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and in particular ensures the full implementation of Calls to Action 53-56.


Statement of Condolence – Passing of Earl Muldon, Chief Delgamuukw

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | statements

It is with great sadness that we learned that Mr. Earl Muldon has passed away. On behalf of the Government of Canada, we would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family, clan, friends and colleagues of Mr. Muldon.


Canada supports Lac Seul First Nation in undertaking research and commemoration activities around the former Pelican Lake Residential School site

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

The locating of unmarked graves at former residential school sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse that many Indigenous People have experienced. The Government of Canada is working with Survivors, Indigenous leaders and affected families and communities as part of efforts to address historical wrongs and the lasting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harms related to the legacy of residential schools.


Summit of Treaty 5 Sovereign Nations and Canada sign Memorandum of Agreement to Advance Reconciliation on First Nation Governance

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada and the Summit of Treaty 5 Sovereign Nations announced they have taken a key step forward by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Advancing Reconciliation. This co-developed MOA will guide the parties as they explore ways to strengthen the Nation-to-Nation relationship and achieve reconciliation based on shared goals and Treaty 5 First Nation priorities. The Memorandum outlines the steps in the process and topics for exploratory discussions between the parties on governance.


Minister Vandal hosts meeting of the Arctic and Northern Policy Framework Leadership Committee

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

Through the Arctic and Northern Policy Framework (the Framework), the Government of Canada is working in partnership with the people of the North and the Arctic to develop long-lasting opportunities that support the region’s unique needs and protect its rich natural environment while building a strong, dynamic and sustainable economy.


Canada supports Cowessess First Nation’s Gravesite Reclamation Project at the site of former Marieval Residential School

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

The locating of unmarked graves at former residential school sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse Indigenous children suffered in those institutions. As part of efforts to address historical wrongs and the lasting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harms related to the legacy of residential schools, the Government of Canada is working with Survivors, Indigenous leaders, and affected families and communities, including Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan. Together, we will undertake the difficult work of finding and commemorating missing children who were taken from their families to attend residential schools, such as the former Marieval Residential School.


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