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The Assembly of First Nations and the Government of Canada announce updates to school design standards for schools on-reserve

| Indigenous Services Canada | backgrounders

In 2019, the Government of Canada made a commitment to work with First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners to close infrastructure gaps by 2030. As part of this commitment, ISC worked in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations, along with input from regional First Nations, to update the School Space Accommodation Standards (SSAS) in a two-phased approach.


CANCELLED: Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse and Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu to speak at Inaugural First Nations First Responders Gathering

| Indigenous Services Canada | media advisories

Please be advised that the Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu and Assembly of First Nations Manitoba Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse will provide an update on discussions being held at the inaugural First Nations First Responders Gathering that is taking place from May 17 to May 19.


Native Women’s Association of Canada established Safe Passage Women’s Safety Council and expanded Safe Passage online platform

| Indigenous Services Canada | news releases

Indigenous Peoples, particularly women, girls, and 2SLGBTQI+ people (MMIWG2S+), experience violence at a much higher rate than other populations in Canada. The disappearance and murder of Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQI+ people in Canada is an ongoing national crisis, which is due to the intergenerational trauma and marginalization caused by colonial policies rooted in racism and discrimination.


Mi'kmaq Chiefs, Government of Canada, and Nova Scotia sign trilateral Memorandum of Understanding to advance Mi'kmaq health and wellness

| Indigenous Services Canada | news releases

Today, thirteen Mi'kmaq First Nation Chiefs, Federal Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu, and Nova Scotia Minister of Health and Wellness Michelle Thompson signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the next steps to help transform the design and delivery of health services for Mi'kmaq throughout the province of Nova Scotia.


Significant First Nations health funding agreement to be announced

| Indigenous Services Canada | media advisories

Please be advised that the Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a significant Indigenous health funding agreement announcement with the First Nations Health Authority.


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