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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug signs trilateral coordination agreement with Canada and Ontario to support First Nations-led child and family services

| Indigenous Services Canada | news releases

The Nation of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) states that it has existed in their Homelands since the beginning of human memory. This is a memory that recounts centuries of evolution and growth within its vast and wondrous place. Kishe-Manidoo (Creator) bestowed these Homelands to KI and Miinikoziwin, an inherent power given or bestowed upon KI that includes rights and responsibilities with a Kanachitotamowin (Sacred Duty) to care for Awaashishag, Oshkaadizag egwa Dibenjikewinan (Children, Youth and Families) so as to maintain the balance of life central to the Nation of KI’s identity.


Founding First Nations, Canada and Alberta sign a historic agreement to support First Nations child and family well-being services

| Indigenous Services Canada | news releases

First Nations children thrive when they can stay with their families, and communities, surrounded by their cultures. As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we will continue to work towards self-determination for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis.


Celebration of historic coordination agreement signing between Loon River First Nation, Lubicon Lake Band, Peerless Trout First Nation, Canada and Alberta related to First Nations children and families

| Indigenous Services Canada | media advisories

Chief Ivan Sawan of the Loon River First Nation, Chief Billy Joe Laboucan of the Lubicon Lake Band, and Chief Gilbert Okemow of the Peerless Trout First Nation will be joined by the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, and by the Honourable Mickey Amery, Alberta’s Minister of Children’s Services, to celebrate the signing of the first coordination agreement in Alberta to support the well-being of First Nations children.


Celebration of historic coordination agreement signing between Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Nation, Canada, and Ontario related to First Nations children and families

| Indigenous Services Canada | media advisories

Chief Donny Morris will be joined by the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Federal Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Michael Parsa, Ontario Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, and the Honourable Greg Rickford, Ontario Minister of Northern Development and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, to celebrate the signing of the coordination agreement to support Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Dibenjikewin Onaakonikewin (KIDO) new child and family law.


Government of Canada, Assembly of First Nations, counsel for the Moushoom and Trout class actions to hold media availability on revised final settlement agreement to compensate First Nations children and families

| Indigenous Services Canada | media advisories

Please be advised that Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, Manitoba Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse of the Assembly of First Nations, and counsel for the Moushoom and Trout class actions, will hold a media availability regarding the revised final settlement agreement to compensate First Nations children and families.


Revised settlement agreement of $23B reached to compensate First Nations children and families

| Indigenous Services Canada | news releases

A revised final settlement agreement now totalling more than $23 billion was reached by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Moushoom and Trout class actions plaintiffs, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, and Canada to compensate those harmed by discriminatory underfunding of the First Nations Child and Family Services program and those impacted by the federal government's narrow definition of Jordan's Principle.


Okanagan Indian Band celebrates the completion of their water systems improvement project

| Indigenous Services Canada | news releases

On April 5, Okanagan Indian Band held a Water Celebration to mark the completion of their water systems improvement project. Consequently, the community has been able to lift the long-term water quality advisory and ensure that it has enough water storage capacity to provide adequate fire protection.


Sudbury residents to benefit from new Grocery Rebate included in Budget 2023

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Today, members of the Sudbury community joined Patty Hajdu, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North and Minister of Indigenous Services; Viviane Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Sudbury; and Marc G. Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Official Languages; at the Lockerby Legion Branch 564 to highlight Budget 2023’s investments in new, targeted inflation relief for the most vulnerable Canadians to support them with the cost of living.


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