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Statement honouring the Sisters in Spirit vigils across Canada 

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I urge all Canadians to take time today to honour the Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (2SLGBTQQIA+) people who are missing or have been murdered.


Joint statement by Ministers Bennett, Wilkinson, Lametti, Guilbeault, Miller and Vandal on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada; the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services; and the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, today issued the following statement:


Government of Canada announces funding to support infrastructure action plans with Indigenous Self-Government and Modern Treaty Partners 

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

As part of Budget 2021, the Government of Canada is making historic investments in Indigenous infrastructure to address critical infrastructure gaps and improve economic, social and health outcomes in their communities, including meaningful action on the new approach that was launched with Indigenous partners to end the national tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.


Canada and British Columbia support Tseshaht First Nation to locate and commemorate their missing children from former residential schools

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The location and confirmation of unmarked graves of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children at former residential school sites across Canada are tragic reminders of the mistreatment of Indigenous children. As part of efforts to address historical wrongs and the lasting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harms, the Government of Canada and Government of British Columbia are supporting Tseshaht First Nation as they embark on the difficult work of honouring the missing children who attended the Alberni Indian Resident School.


Statement on the 100th commemoration of Treaty No. 11

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This summer marks the 100th commemoration of Treaty No. 11, a historic agreement between the Government of Canada and representatives of the Gwich’in, Sahtu, Dehcho and Tłı̨chǫ Peoples in the Northwest Territories. Adhesions to the Treaty took place in July 1922, as Treaty Commissioner H.A. Conroy travelled to the various communities.


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