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First Anniversary of the Elimination of Sex-based Inequities in the Indian Act

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | statements

With thanks to Indigenous women, including Mary Two-Axe Early, Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, Sharon McIvor, Senators Sandra Lovelace Nicholas and Lillian Dyck, Yvonne Bédard, and Lynn Gehl, who have worked for decades to end sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act, sex-based inequities in Indian Act registration were eliminated one year ago today.


Joint Statement on Progress of the Wet’suwet’en MOU

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | statements

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, B.C. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett have issued the following statement:


Harvesting programs supporting Inuit way of life amid COVID-19 pandemic

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs had the opportunity to meet with program participants, community Elders and representatives from Aqqiumavvik Society, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami to hear more about how these programs matter at the community level amid COVID-19.


Harvesting programs supporting Inuit way of life amid COVID-19 pandemic

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

Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs had the opportunity to meet with program participants, community Elders and representatives from Aqqiumavvik Society, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami to hear more about how these programs matter at the community level amid COVID-19.


30th Anniversary of the Oka Crisis

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | statements

Thirty years ago, on this day, an armed standoff began in Kanesatà:ke and resulted in the deployment of the Canadian Armed Forces to Kanesatà:ke and Kahnawà:ke.


Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk: Climate Change and Coastal Erosion

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | backgrounders

For several decades, the community of Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories has been experiencing the effects of climate change including serious coastal erosion.


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