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National Indigenous Leaders meet with Premiers in Whitehorse

Whitehorse, YK July 20, 2016: Today the national representatives of Indigenous governments and organizations met with the provincial and territorial Premiers in their traditional annual meeting. Continue reading

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The Engraved Métis Veterans Memorial Monument Unveiled in Batoche

Batoche, SK: The engraved Métis Veterans Memorial Monument Unveiled at the Back to Batoche Festival grounds on Saturday July 16, 2016. Continue reading

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Seven Oaks Two Centuries After

June 19, 2016 Winnipeg, MB – The bicentennial celebration of the Métis Nation’s Victory at Frog Plain, otherwise known as the Battle of Seven Oaks, was held today in Winnipeg.
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The Daniels Conference

The Daniels Decision at the Supreme Court of Canada: Recognition of Métis and Non-status Aboriginal Peoples will be held at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa on June 23-24, 2016. Continue reading

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Métis Nation on The Road to Reconciliation

June 18, 2016 Winnipeg, MB – The Métis National Council concluded its Constitution Convention and General Assembly in Winnipeg today in advance of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Seven Oaks on June 19. Continue reading

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A New Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Santo Domingo, June 15, 2016 – Today, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The process to arrive at the American Declaration began with an OAS resolution in 1989, followed by a meeting of experts and representatives of Indigenous peoples in Mexico City in January 1990. Continue reading

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New Intergovernmental Forum on Indigenous Issues Emerges

June 10, 2016 Ottawa, ON: Aboriginal Affairs Working Group of the Provinces and Indigenous Peoples gives way to a new Federal Provincial Territorial Indigenous Forum co-chaired By Federal INAC Minister Carolyn Bennett. Continue reading

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Canada and Manitoba Metis Federation sign MOU following historic Supreme Court land ruling

On May 27, 2016, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett signed a memorandum of understanding with MMF President David Chartrand in Winnipeg, MB. Continue reading

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Canada to Fully adopt and implement U.N. Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

May 10, 2016 New York: Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett electrified the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City today by announcing Canada’s full support for the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Continue reading

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Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould Delivers Powerful Statement on Indigenous Rights to the United Nations

Minister Bennett expected to follow up tomorrow with full endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Continue reading

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