Aboriginal Affairs http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/aboriginal_affairs/multimedia.html Aboriginal Affairs Latest acquisitions for collectionArtNB provide a better representation of Aboriginal artists http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2020.08.2020-08-14_01.jpg.html The province’s art bank, CollectionArtNB, has enriched its collection with the addition of 18 works of visual art. In the photo, from top left to bottom right, are new acquisitions from professional Aboriginal artists: Belinda Levi, Working Hands; Marie Fox, Monument; Tara Francis, Monarch; Katie Augustine, Strawberry Basket; Tara Francis, Grandmother Moon Turtle Legend, Grandmother Moon Turtle; and Katie Augustine, Pskihqiminsok (Strawberries). Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0400 Memorandum of understanding reaffirms commitment to Metepenagiag Heritage Park http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2020.01.2020-01-10_01.jpg.html The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation and the Metepenagiag Heritage Park recently signed a memorandum of understanding to ensure the continued development and promotion of the park’s Indigenous research and interpretive centre. From left: Chief Bill Ward of the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Miinister Robert Gauvin and Elder Chief Howard Augustine, member of Metepenagiag Heritage Park. Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0400 Funding for northern New Brunswick infrastructure improvements http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.08.2019-08-30_02.jpg.html The provincial and federal governments have announced funding for water, wastewater and infrastructure improvements in northern New Brunswick. From left: Madawaska-Restigouche MP René Arseneault; Eel River Bar First Nation Chief Sacha LaBillois; Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart; and Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan. Fri, 30 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Historic ceremony honouring Indigenous traditions and cultures held at Government House http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.07.2019-07-24_02.jpg.html The provincial government is working with First Nation Elders and leaders, as well as the judiciary, to ensure the process of having Eagle Feathers available for affirmations, before testifying in court, is done with the appropriate cultural protocols. A special ceremony took place at Government House in Fredericton on Tuesday to recognize the importance of honouring Indigenous traditions and cultures. Front row, from left: Elder Alma Brooks; Justice Minister Andrea Anderson-Mason; Elder Maggie Paul; and Premier Blaine Higgs. Back row, from left: Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland; Chief Bill Ward; Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Roger Augustine; National Chief Perry Bellegarde; Chief Rebecca Knockwood; Chief Sacha LaBillois; and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart. Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Assembly of First Nations’ 40th annual general assembly http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.07.2019-07-24_01.jpg.html Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart attended the opening of the Assembly of First Nations’ 40th annual general assembly in Fredericton. Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Flag-raising for National Indigenous Peoples Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.07.2019-07-02_01.jpg.html In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, the Wolastoqey, Mi’gmaq and Peskotomuhkati flags were flown at the legislative assembly. In photo, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart is raising the Wolastoqey flag. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0400 St. Mary’s 20th powwow http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.06.2019-06-17_01.jpg.html St. Mary’s First Nation hosted its 20th powwow June 14-16 at the Old Reserve on Union St. in Fredericton. Powwows are community gatherings that welcome all people to celebrate cultural traditions through music, dance, art and feasts. From left: Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart and St. Mary’s First Nation Chief Alan Polchies Jr. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 June 4 is Wolastoqiyik Treaty Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.06.2019-06-04_02.jpg.html Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart joined Wolastoqey elders and chiefs for a day of ceremony and celebration in Kapskuksisok, Madawaska First Nation. Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Government receives final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.06.2019-06-04_01.jpg.html The provincial government has received the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The commission that led the inquiry released its report on June 3 at a special closing ceremony in Gatineau, Que. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart attended the ceremony on behalf of the provincial government. From left: Stewart and Vancouver Granville MP Jody Wilson-Raybould. Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Traditional spruce root harvesting http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.05.2019-05-17_02.jpg.html A spruce root harvesting tour was held in the community of Metepenagiag. From left: Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart; Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland; Elder Howard Augustine and Cheryl Simon, Senior Policy Advisor with MI’GMAWE’L TPLU’TAQNN Inc. Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Celebrate First Nations culture at a powwow this season http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.05.2019-05-15_01.jpg.html Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart is encouraging New Brunswickers to join First Nations communities that are hosting a series of powwows around the province. Powwows are community gatherings that welcome all people together in friendship, celebrating First Nations cultural traditions through music, dance, art and feasts. The University of New Brunswick started this year’s powwow series on April 4. Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Bear Witness Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.05.2019-05-10_01.jpg.html Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart observed Bear Witness Day, May 10. Bear Witness Day draws attention to Jordan’s Principle, which aims to ensure First Nations children and youth receive appropriate services. Fri, 10 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Minister attends UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.05.2019-05-01_02.jpg.html Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. From left: former National Hockey League player Reggie Leach; Chief Wilton Littlechild, inductee of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame; and Stewart. Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 International Indigenous Fashion Week held in Paris http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.04.2019-04-01_01.jpg.html Ingrid Brooks of Indian Island, was one out of eight fashion designers selected from around the world, to attend the International Indigenous Fashion Week held in Paris earlier this year. Fifteen of her unique pieces, some of which featured traditional porcupine quill artwork, were modeled at this widely recognized event. On March 20, Brooks was introduced at the legislative assembly by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Promoting culture at UNB http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.04.2019-04-01_05.jpg.html Promoting culture and expanding opportunities for Indigenous students from all regions of the world will be a priority for the University of New Brunswick’s newly appointed Piluwitahasuwin, (assistant vice-president Indigenous Engagement) Amanda Reid Rogers. Photo shows Rogers and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Have a Heart Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.04.2019-04-01_04.jpg.html On Feb. 14 the Department of Aboriginal Affairs celebrated Have a Heart Day, a day for First Nation children to join voices in friendship to raise awareness about issues that affect them directly. Photo shows Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart participating in the event. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Six aboriginal youth and three musicians travelled to French Guiana http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2019.04.2019-04-01_03.jpg.html Six aboriginal youth and three musicians travelled to French Guiana Dec. 7 to participate in the Kali’na Games. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart met with the group. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0400 Investment in First Nations economic development initiatives http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-17_02.jpg.html The provincial and federal governments have made a two-year funding commitment to the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI), which aims to strengthen entrepreneurship and economic development opportunities for First Nations. From left: Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for aboriginal affairs; JEDI president Alex Dedam; Lynn Poole-Hughes, CEO of JEDI; Tobique-Mactaquac MP T.J. Harvey; and deputy premier Stephen Horsman. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 New Brunswick athletes to participate in North American Indigenous Games http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.07.2017-07-13_01.jpg.html A contingent of 85 athletes from New Brunswick will participate in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, July 16-23, in Toronto. From left: Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey; Lacey DeMerchant (athletics), Woodstock First Nation; Madison Wilson (athletics), St. Mary’s First Nation; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also the minister responsible for aboriginal affairs; Maddie Paul (volleyball), Woodstock First Nation; Stevie DeMerchant (basketball), Woodstock First Nation; Cordell Paul (basketball), Woodstock First Nation; and Jason Peters, Team New Brunswick’s chef de mission. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Mi’kmaq flag raised http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.06.2017-06-21_04.jpg.html The Mi’kmaq flag was raised outside the legislature to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21. From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also the minister responsible for aboriginal affairs; and Fredericton South MLA David Coon. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Memorandum of understanding respecting First Nations education http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/education/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.06.2017-06-21_03.jpg.html The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with seven First Nation communities respecting First Nations education and the calls to action as set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. From left: Elsipogtog First Nation Chief Arren Sock; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Tobique First Nation Chief Ross Perley; Oromocto First Nation Chief Shelley Sabattis; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also the minister responsible for aboriginal affairs; and Esgenoôpetitj First Nation Chief Alvery Paul. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Maliseet flag raised http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.06.2017-06-21_01.jpg.html The Maliseet flag was raised outside the legislature to mark National Aboriginal Day, June 21. From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also the minister responsible for aboriginal affairs; and Fredericton South MLA David Coon. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Federal and provincial ministers meet with First Nations chiefs http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.11.2016-11-08_04.jpg.html Following a meeting with First Nations chiefs, representatives from the federal and provincial governments laid wreaths at the St. Mary’s First Nation cenotaph in honour of Aboriginal Veterans Day. From left: New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig; federal Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett; Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman; and Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs. Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Chief of Indian Island First Nation among recipients of Order of New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.11.2016-11-03_1.JPG.html Chief Kenneth Barlow from Indian Island First Nation was one of 10 accomplished individuals invested into the Order of New Brunswick this week by Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, the chancellor of the order. The ceremony took place at Government House in Fredericton. From left: Kent North MLA Bertrand LeBlanc; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also the minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs; and Barlow. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Minister speaks at National Aboriginal Day celebrations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.06.2016-06-22_02.JPG.html Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for aboriginal affairs, spoke at National Aboriginal Day celebrations on June 21 in Saint John. From left: Gary Sappier; Doherty; and Matt Garnett. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0400