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MEDIA ADVISORY MINISTER VALCOURT TO MAKE AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE RIGHTS OF FIRST NATION FAMILIES LIVING ON-RESERVE

December 17, 2013

Please be advised that the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development will make an important announcement regarding the the Family Homes on Reserves or Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act.

 

Harper Government and the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Conclude Historic Specific Claim Settlement

December 9, 2013

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and Chief Joe Miskokomon of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation joined community members at a special ceremony held today to mark the conclusion of an outstanding specific land claim.

Federal response to AG report on First Nations emergency preparedness ‘a start,’ but not enough, says AFN regional chief

December 9, 2013

Opposition says auditor general’s latest findings call into question the government’s fiscal management.

The federal government’s plans to improve emergency management on First Nations reserves is “a start,” but it doesn’t go far enough

Algonquins Erect Land Protection Camp to Save Cultural Sites & Critical Wildlife Habitat from Destructive Logging within La Verendrye Wildlife Reserve

December 9, 2013

(Kitiganik, Algonquin Territory/December 9, 2013) This past Spring, Quebec’s Ministry of Natural Resources—without meaningfully consulting the Algonquins of Barriere Lake—issued permits for the 2013-14 operating year to Resolute Forest Products and other large logging companies who have subsequen

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