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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.


First Nations health transformation in British Columbia

| Indigenous Services Canada | backgrounders

Disparities within the current healthcare system lead to health inequities. Closing gaps in health outcomes can only be achieved by addressing the cultural, social, economic and historical disadvantages that have led to intergenerational trauma. These barriers continue to impact the health and wellness of First Nations people today.


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.


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