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Mar 17, 2015, 13:14 ET Statement - Update on the First Nations Financial Transparency Act

OTTAWA, March 17, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following...


Feb 09, 2015, 12:47 ET Minister Valcourt and the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada Team Up to Raise Fire Safety Awareness in Aboriginal Communities

Education and Awareness play an integral role in fire safety OTTAWA, Feb. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - There is no better time than the present to ensure...


Dec 17, 2014, 15:12 ET Statement by Minister Valcourt Welcoming Royal Assent of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) Act

OTTAWA, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today issued the following...


Dec 16, 2014, 17:49 ET Law Aimed at Improving the Rights of Aboriginal women and Their Families Comes into Force

OTTAWA, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced the coming...


Dec 15, 2014, 14:00 ET Canada and Carcross/Tagish First Nation Complete Negotiations for a Renewed Financial Transfer Agreement

Six-year funding agreement will support the ongoing implementation of final land claim and self-government agreement OTTAWA, Dec. 15, 2014 /CNW/ -...


Dec 08, 2014, 14:26 ET Statement - Update on First Nations Financial Transparency Act

OTTAWA, Dec. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following...


Dec 01, 2014, 16:22 ET Harper Government Invests in Support for Aboriginal Participation in Canada's Economy

Canada's improved Urban Aboriginal Strategy focuses on delivering results for Aboriginal people in urban centres OTTAWA, Dec. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - The...


Nov 27, 2014, 13:55 ET Update - First Nations Financial Transparency Act

OTTAWA, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following...


Nov 21, 2014, 13:40 ET Harper Government Announces Additional Funding for Nutrition in the North

Additional funds will improve access to healthy food in eligible communities IQALUIT, Nov. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for...


Oct 27, 2014, 14:33 ET Update - The First Nations Financial Transparency Act

OTTAWA, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following...


Jul 29, 2014, 15:00 ET Parliamentary Secretary Strahl Talks Skills Training and Jobs with Youth from Seabird Island

Parliamentary Secretary hears from youth as they progress towards employment. AGASSIZ, BC, July 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Mark Strahl, MP,...


Jul 28, 2014, 13:30 ET Minister Valcourt Announces Measures to Advance Treaty Negotiations and Reconciliation

Government of Canada Announces Next Steps in Response to Eyford Report VANCOUVER, July 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and...


Jul 04, 2014, 15:39 ET Minister Valcourt Holds Roundtable with Blood Tribe Youth on Skills Training and Jobs

Minister hears from youth as they progress towards employment. CALGARY, July 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern...


Jul 04, 2014, 09:00 ET Government of Canada Congratulates the First Nations Finance Authority on its Inaugural Bond Issuance on the Financial Markets

OTTAWA, July 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, congratulates the First...


Feb 14, 2014, 17:40 ET Statement by Minister Valcourt on Reaching Next Milestone in Northwest Territories Devolution Process

OTTAWA, Feb. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following...


Feb 10, 2014, 14:48 ET Minister Aglukkaq Congratulates the Kitikmeot Tradeshow for their 15th Anniversary Bringing Together Business, Government and Inuit Organizations to Promote the Kitikmeot Region

The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Supports Economic Development Across the Three Territories OTTAWA, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The...


Jan 31, 2014, 10:29 ET Harper Government Connects First Nation Youth with Personalized Skills and Training

Seventy First Nations to participate in a program to help connect youth with skills training SASKATOON, SK, Jan. 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government...


Jan 30, 2014, 16:48 ET Truth and Reconciliation Commission Granted One-Year Extension to its Operating Period

Harper Government's request to extend the operating period of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is approved by the supervising...


Jan 24, 2014, 11:00 ET Harper Government Celebrates Opening of the New Water Treatment Plant for Six Nations of the Grand River

Six Nations of the Grand River opens new water treatment plant SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER, ON, Jan. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of Prime...


Jan 24, 2014, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Technical Briefing Regarding Bill C-15, the Northwest Territories Devolution Act/

OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Please be advised that representatives for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada...


Jan 16, 2014, 14:29 ET Statement by Minister Valcourt and Chief Sheppard on the Deadline for Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Applicants to Submit Supporting Documents

OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and Brendan Sheppard,...


Jan 15, 2014, 14:30 ET Investments Strengthen Nunavut's Fishing Industry - Three Projects Aim to Diversify Region's Fishery and Create Jobs

CanNor 14-001 IQALUIT, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Office of the Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development...


Jan 10, 2014, 13:41 ET Statement by Minister Valcourt on Steps Towards Reconciliation and Ongoing Commitment to Working with First Nations

OTTAWA, Jan. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - As we approach the two-year anniversary of the historic Crown-First Nation Gathering held in January 2012, the...


Dec 18, 2013, 12:38 ET Legislation to Improve the Rights of Women and their Families Living on First Nation Reserves Comes Into Force

VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced...


Dec 17, 2013, 15:52 ET One Step Closer to Self-Government for the Délı̨nę Community in Northwest Territories

OTTAWA, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - An important milestone has been reached yesterday in the community of Délı̨nę with the...