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Statement on World Water Day 2023 

| Indigenous Services Canada | statements

Today, on World Water Day, I join people from around the globe to highlight the importance of water in its many forms for human life, health and vitality.

Funding to be announced at Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc

| Indigenous Services Canada | media advisories

Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, will join Kúkpi7 Rosanne Casimir of Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc and Colleen Erickson, Chair of the Board of Directors of the First Nations Health Authority, for a funding announcement at Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc.

A 200-MW wind project: a partnership between nine Innu communities and Boralex on the traditional territory (Nitassinan) of the Uashat mak Mani-utenam First Nation

| Indigenous Services Canada | news releases

Today, the Innu communities of Ekuanitshit, Essipit, Pessamit, the Pekuakamiulnuatsh First Nation, Pakua Shipi, Uashat mak Mani-utenam, Matimekush-Lac John, Nutashkuan, and Unamen Shipu, under the umbrella of the Société en commandite Apuiat (S.E.C. Apuiat) in collaboration with Boralex and with the contribution of Indigenous Services Canada, announce the development of a major 200-MW wind farm.

Backgrounder and timeline for consultation draft: Proposal for An Act respecting drinking water, wastewater and related infrastructure on First Nations lands

| Indigenous Services Canada | backgrounders

As part of the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Class Action Settlement Agreement finalized in 2021, Canada has committed to making all reasonable efforts to develop and introduce proposed legislation, in consultation with First Nations, to replace the repealed 2013 Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act.

Lake Manitoba First Nation celebrates grand opening of new health center

| Indigenous Services Canada | news releases

A celebration was held today in Lake Manitoba First Nation for the grand opening of their new health center. Elders, leadership and community members gathered with honoured guests to commemorate the building’s official opening with prayers and ceremony, greetings from Chief and Council, and a tour of the new facility.

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