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Minister Valcourt to Participate in Important Signing Ceremony for Land Management

| Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada | media advisories

Please be advised that the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Chief Robert Louie, Chair of the Lands Advisory Board and Chief Austin Bear, Chair of the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre Inc., will be participating in a signing ceremony related to land management. Chiefs and representatives from First Nations will also be in attendance.


Economic Action Plan 2014 Extends Support for First Nation Infrastructure

| Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

These investments will continue to support the comprehensive long-term plan to improve drinking water and wastewater systems on First Nation lands, founded on four pillars: enhanced capacity building and operator training; enforceable standards and protocols; infrastructure investments; and protection of public health.


Canada Advances Negotiations with Manitoba Flood Evacuees

| Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

Canada announced plans to advance negotiations for comprehensive final settlement packages with the four Lake St. Martin area First Nation communities that remain displaced by the severe 2011 flooding.


Harper Government invests in Aboriginal People Living in Urban Centres

| Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt today announced an improved Urban Aboriginal Strategy aimed at increasing the economic participation of urban Aboriginal people.


Backgrounder - Improved On-Reserve Income Assistance Program

| Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada | backgrounders

The Government of Canada's improved on-reserve Income Assistance Program is made up of two elements, the Enhanced Service Delivery initiative and the First Nations Job Fund, that together will ensure First Nations youth have the supports and the training they need to succeed in Canada's job market.


Eleven First Nations in Alberta Opt-in to Skills and Training Initiative for First Nations Youth

| Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada - More than 1,500 young First Nation adults in Alberta will be connected to skills training and jobs thanks to the Government of Canada's new initiative to improve on-reserve Income Assistance. These investments will provide personalized supports to First Nations youth as they secure the tools needed to find meaningful employment and reduce their reliance on income assistance.


Nineteen First Nations in British Columbia Opt-in to Skills and Training Initiative for First Nations Youth

| Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

More than 250 young First Nation adults in British Columbia will be connected to skills training and jobs thanks to the Government of Canada's new initiative to improve on-reserve Income Assistance. These investments will provide personalized supports to First Nations youth as they secure the tools needed to find meaningful employment and reduce their reliance on income assistance.


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