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Four First Nations in Manitoba 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 150 young First Nation adults in Manitoba 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.


Five First Nations in Quebec 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 240 young First Nation adults in Quebec 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.


Truth and Reconciliation Commission Granted One-Year Extension to its Operating Period

| Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

Ottawa, Ontario ¿ Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada - Further to the Statement on November 14, 2013, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced that the British Columbia Supreme Court has approved, on consent of the parties to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, Canada's request that the operating period of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) be extended for a period of one year ending June 30, 2015.


Statement by Minister Valcourt and Chief Sheppard on the Deadline for Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Applicants to Submit Supporting Documents

| Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada | statements

"The Government of Canada and the Federation of Newfoundland Indians have agreed to extend the deadline for submission of additional documentation to support applications for enrolment in the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nations from January 31, 2014 to February 10, 2014. The deadline was extended in recognition of the fact that extreme weather conditions may have affected some applicants' abilities to obtain the documentation.


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