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.
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.
The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, has just concluded a trip to seven First Nations communities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The first multiple-stop trip since before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation will be the site of a new shelter for Indigenous women, children and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in times of great need and crisis. This new shelter will be the first of its kind located in rural New Brunswick and will serve 15 Mi'kmaw and Maliseet communities, as well as extending shelter services to other First Nations communities in the Atlantic region.