As part of Budget 2021, the Government of Canada is making historic investments in Indigenous infrastructure to address critical infrastructure needs by 2030, and invest in economic, social and health outcomes in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.
Many Nunavummiut live with unresolved trauma and grief, due to events such as the impacts of historical and intergenerational trauma as a result of colonialization. Treatment based on Inuit cultural values, practices and knowledge are the foundations on which healing can begin.
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.
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.
On August 3 and 4, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, visited Manitoba to participate in events marking the 150th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 1 and to meet with Manitoba First Nations leadership and partner organizations. He also toured several First Nations, Métis, and Inuit-led organizations, in addition to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, announced up to $40 million for the Arctic Gateway Group Limited Partnership (AGG).
Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, and Arctic Gateway Group Directors Onekanew Christian Sinclair and Mayor Michael Spence will announce investments in transportation in northern Manitoba. The announcement will be followed by a media availability.
First Nations health transformation is a priority for the Government of Canada. It is a collaborative process between Canada, First Nations partners, and provinces and territories, as they develop new First Nations-led health organizations to assume greater control of the design, administration, management, and delivery of health services and programs that support community wellness and address their health needs and priorities.