New Statistics Offer Revealing Look At First Nations Life

A survey conducted by indigenous researchers with the First Nation Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) interviewed more than 21,000 people of all ages from 250 First Nations communities. Initial findings of the First Nations Regional Early Childhood Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES) support more funding for First Nations education with all the data expected to be released by March 2016.

CBC News Posted: Nov 20, 2015

Implementing UN Indigenous Rights Declaration Good For Inuit

Recently, Inuit leaders stated that the announcement by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett regarding the Liberal government’s implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is good news. Language, culture and economic growth are some of the reasons cited.

By Sima Sahar Zerehi, CBC News Posted: Nov 20, 2015

Statement by Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

On November 16, 2015, Carolyn Bennett Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs issued a statement to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the execution of Louis Riel. “…On behalf of the Government of Canada, I am looking forward to working with Métis people, communities, and organizations in order to ensure a renewed, Nation-to-Nation relationship between Canada and the Métis Nation.”