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(Toronto – August 28, 2017) Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a significant Cabinet shuffle that will see Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) split into two departments. Former Health Minister Jane Philpott becomes Minister of Indigenous Services while former INAC Minister Carolyn Bennett becomes Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs.

(Toronto, August 15, 2017) The Province of Ontario released a statement yesterday indicating the intended collaboration between Ontario and Quebec regarding energy sector related opportunities. The two provinces have been examining opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide savings to Ontario ratepayers.
(Toronto, August 14, 2017)  -  Earlier today, the Chiefs of Ontario met with Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Minister Carolyn Bennett, and Minister of Child and Youth Services, Michael Coteau and Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, David Zimmer from Ontario to discuss Child Welfare reform and jurisdiction. 
 

(Toronto, August 9, 2017) Today marks the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the 2017 theme of the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), marks one decade since the United Nations adopted the Declaration and one year since Canada committed to implementing the Declaration without qualification. It is on this day that we honour our unique cultures, relationships and our lands.

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ONTARIO REGIONAL CHIEF SAYS CANADA AND USA MUST RECOGNIZE FIRST/TRIBAL NATIONS LIKE THE POTAWATOMI AT THE NAFTA TABLE

(Walpole Island, Ontario, August 4, 2017) The Ontario Regional Chief is meeting with the Potawatomi to learn about how trade, economy, culture and self-determination are vital to the survival of Indigenous Nations on Turtle Island.

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