Residential Schools special interlocutor sees mandate extended

The Special Interlocutor whose mandate is to assist survivors, families and Indigenous communities in searching for their children who never came home from Residential Schools will have her mandate extended into the fall, the federal government announced recently. Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites associated with Indian Residential Schools […]

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Sol Mamakwa and the promises to First Nations in Ontario

The promise was made by Ontario Doug Ford following NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa’s historical speech in the Ontario Legislature this week. Mamakwa told Nation to Nation host Annette Francis the community is very happy to hear the news and it’s been a long time coming. “I was hoping that the premier would get up and commit […]

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Senate committee hears from information commissioner on residential schools records access

A Senate committee examining barriers to the release of records of deaths at residential schools heard Tuesday that federal departments and agencies should make information disclosure processes more accessible and informal. “We heard that the privacy and information regimes cannot work if the government itself does not believe in them,” said Sen. Brian Francis, chair […]

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Ontario Making it Easier and More Affordable for Indigenous Communities to Access Vital Government Services

The Ontario government is providing financial relief for Indigenous peoples and communities by permanently waiving fees for death records and delayed registration of death for children who attended Indian Residential Schools. The province is also permanently eliminating fees for reclaiming a traditional Indigenous name…

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