December 22, 2009
As part of Ontario's continued efforts to enhance cooperation, and to build strong relationships with Aboriginal people based on mutual respect, Premier Dalton McGuinty has asked the Government of Canada to reconsider its position on the United Nations' Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.¬
The Memory Book offers an opportunity for you to reflect on the history of Indian residential schools and the impact that these schools have had on so many lives. By sharing your thoughts and memories, you can help ensure that your individual experience will not be forgotten and that the legacy of residential schools will have a permanent place as part of Canada‚Äôs shared history.
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Exciting times are ahead as Kwayaciiwin Education Resource Centre embarks on developing and delivering¬† a new program , the First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP).
The goals of FNSSP for communities in the Sioux Lookout district are to:
Canadian Federation of Students press release
Ottawa - Dec. 15 - A report released by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) falls far short of addressing Aboriginal students' needs. The report recommended maintaining current levels of federal funding for Aboriginal post-secondary education and to shut Aboriginal communities out of the decision-making process.
December 11, 2009
Toronto - The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of Truth and Reconciliation Canada (TRC), with Commissioners Marie Wilson and Chief Wilton Littlechild, today announced that the TRC‚Äôs first national event will commence in Winnipeg on June 15, 2010. It will run to June 19, 2010. The event will take place at the Forks, an historical gathering place for Aboriginal people.
Ontario press release¬
McGuinty Government Reaches Agreement That Balances Company And Community Interests
December 14, 2009
Ontario has reached an agreement to settle litigation with Platinex Inc. that will provide greater certainty to the company and allow the Province to continue to build its relationship with Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) a First Nations community.
AFN press release¬
¬†¬†¬† OTTAWA, Dec. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl has committed to working with First Nations leaders to address the root causes of funding inadequacies that are crippling First Nation schools and failing to provide a safe and supportive environment for First Nation children and learners.