Aboriginal Affairs News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/aboriginal_affairs/news.html Aboriginal Affairs News Releases Funding for experiential education for Indigenous university students http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.06.0814.html The provincial government will invest $1.5 million in experiential education opportunities for Indigenous university students over the next three years. Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:05:00 -0400 Chiefs and ministers hold Indigenous economic development roundtable http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.06.0813.html An Indigenous economic development roundtable was held today in Moncton. Participants included Mi’kmaq, Wolastoq and Peskotomuhkati chiefs and ministers of the provincial and federal governments. Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:58:00 -0400 National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.06.0786.html National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, celebrates the heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:49:00 -0400 Government hosts second Aboriginal Economic Opportunities Summit http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.11.1521.html The second Aboriginal Economic Opportunities Summit, involving First Nations chiefs, business leaders and community members from across the province, is being held today in Oromocto. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:25:00 -0400 Investment in First Nations economic development initiatives http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.11.1468.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. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:12:00 -0400 Moose hunt extended to Passamaquoddy http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/erd/news/news_release.2017.11.1448.html An agreement between the Passamaquoddy people and the provincial government will result in a special moose harvest this year during the month of November. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:01:00 -0400 Art bank showcases first aboriginal exhibition http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.10.1401.html Aboriginal art commissioned by the New Brunswick Art Bank will be exhibited throughout the province for the first time, starting Wednesday, Nov. 1 in Fredericton. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:55:00 -0400 New Brunswickers encouraged to participate in Orange Shirt Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/education/news/news_release.2017.09.1263.html Students and educators across the province participated in Orange Shirt Day today to recognize former students of residential schools and promote anti-bullying and anti-racism initiatives. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:55:00 -0400 Kingsclear First Nation hosts 2017 New Brunswick Indian Summer Games http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.08.1069.html Kingsclear First Nation is hosting the 2017 New Brunswick Indian Summer Games from Aug. 7 to 11. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:32:00 -0400 Team New Brunswick captures 16 medals at North American Indigenous Games http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.08.1067.html Team New Brunswick brought home 16 medals from the 2017 North American Indigenous Games held in Toronto in July. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:42:00 -0400 New Brunswick athletes to participate in North American Indigenous Games http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.07.0967.html A contingent of 85 athletes from New Brunswick will participate in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, July 16-23, in Toronto. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:44:00 -0400 Memorandum of understanding respecting First Nations education http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/education/news/news_release.2017.06.0892.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. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:17:00 -0400 Minister’s message for National Aboriginal Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.06.0873.html The following message was issued today by Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:13:00 -0400 First Nations to host summer powwows http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.06.0840.html First Nation communities in New Brunswick will host a series of annual powwows across the province this summer. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:45:00 -0400 Treaty Day celebrations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.06.0805.html Maliseet communities in New Brunswick will celebrate Treaty Day on Sunday, June 4. Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:43:00 -0400 Aboriginal Domestic Violence Outreach Program established in Miramichi region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.05.0747.html Three First Nations communities in the Miramichi region now have access to community-based resources and services for victims of intimate partner violence with the establishment of an Aboriginal Domestic Violence Outreach Program. Tue, 23 May 2017 10:26:00 -0400 Province represented at National Indigenous Women’s Summit http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.03.0299.html Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, joined female First Nations leaders from New Brunswick to attend the fifth National Indigenous Women’s Summit this week in Toronto. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:55:00 -0400 Training sessions on aboriginal engagement and consultation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.01.0113.html The provincial government hosted a series of voluntary training sessions for government employees this week to raise awareness within the civil service about First Nations issues. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:45:00 -0400 First Nations women’s drum group performs at state of the province http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.01.0110.html Pokuhulakon Witsehkehsu: Sisters of the Drum brought the beat of First Nations music and song to the state of the province address this evening in Fredericton. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:46:00 -0400 Federal and provincial ministers meet with First Nations chiefs http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.11.1077.html Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also the minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, met with federal Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and chiefs from the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet First Nations in Fredericton today to advance co-operation on tripartite issues. Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:34:00 -0400 New Brunswickers encouraged to honour missing and murdered indigenous women and girls http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.09.0937.html Sisters in Spirit “Week of Awareness” is being observed in New Brunswick, Oct. 3-8. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:51:00 -0400 Eel Ground First Nation hosting Indian Summer Games http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.07.0686.html The Eel Ground First Nation is hosting the 2016 New Brunswick Indian Summer Games, which start today until Aug. 1. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:20:00 -0400 Statement on National Aboriginal Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.06.0559.html The following statement was issued today by Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for aboriginal affairs, on the occasion of National Aboriginal Day, June 21. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:16:00 -0400 First Nation communities release 2016 powwow schedule http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.06.0527.html Nine First Nation communities in New Brunswick will celebrate their culture and heritage with annual powwows in the coming months. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:51:00 -0400 Treaty Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.06.0489.html Provincial representatives will join Maliseet communities to celebrate Treaty Day on Saturday, June 4. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:04:00 -0400 Provincial government provides funding for 2016 Indian Summer Games http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.04.0324.html The provincial government is providing $20,000 in funding to the 2016 New Brunswick Indian Summer Games. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:24:00 -0400 New Brunswick to attend roundtable on missing and murdered indigenous women and girls http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.02.0112.html New Brunswick is sending a delegation to the second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, to be held Feb. 24-26 in Winnipeg. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:27:00 -0400 Bridge completion opens door for blueberry development by First Nation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/erd/news/news_release.2015.09.0881.html The completion of a bridge on Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, which will allow the community to develop 249 hectares (600 acres) of reserve land for blueberry development, was celebrated here today. Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:15:00 -0400 Woodstock First Nation hosting Indian Summer Games http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2015.07.0716.html Woodstock First Nation is hosting the 2015 New Brunswick Indian Summer Games being held from July 27 to Aug. 1. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:49:00 -0400 National Aboriginal Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2015.06.0567.html The following message was released today by Government Services Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, in recognition of National Aboriginal Day on June 21: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:49:00 -0400 Celebrate Aboriginal culture at a powwow http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/news/news_release.2015.06.0519.html First Nations in New Brunswick will welcome people to visit their communities and join in the celebration of Aboriginal culture through powwows being held on weekends throughout the spring and summer. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:38:00 -0400 Investment in mining sector training programs for First Nations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2015.04.0290.html The provincial government has invested $136,000 in two training programs for 23 aboriginal individuals at the Trevali Mining Corp.’s Caribou mine near Bathurst. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:33:00 -0400 Provincial government continues to strengthen First Nations relations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2015.02.0148.html Government Services Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, will be meeting with First Nations chiefs from across the province over the coming weeks and months to discuss ways to develop a better relationship with the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet First Nations. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:13:00 -0400 Addressing and preventing violence against aboriginal women and girls the focus of upcoming National Roundtable http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2015.02.0143.html Government Services Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, is leading a delegation of New Brunswick officials to Ottawa for a National Roundtable on Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls on Feb. 27. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:14:00 -0400 Premier’s statement on Supreme Court decision http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2014.06.0765.html The following statement was issued by Premier David Alward today in response to the Supreme Court decision on the Williams (Tsilquot’in) Case: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:18:00 -0400 Provincial government creates advisory team to strengthen First Nations and provincial government relations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2014.06.0726.html The provincial government has created a three-member First Nations partnership team. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:23:00 -0400 Artwork depicts First Nations experiences with cancer treatment http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2014.04.0443.html A series of paintings depicting First Nations experiences with cancer treatment will be on display in Saint John and Moncton. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:38:00 -0400 Premier welcomes federal government plans to support First Nations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2014.03.0210.html Plans by the federal government to improve services and programs for First Nations are being welcomed by Premier David Alward, who is also minister responsible for aboriginal affairs. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:15:00 -0400 Grand opening at Grey Rock Power Centre http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2013.05.0464.html The chief and council, provincial government officials and members of the community gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of the Edmundston Truck Stop, the first tenant to begin operations at the Grey Rock Power Centre, a 28-hectare (70-acre) commercial centre on the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation. Thu, 16 May 2013 14:18:00 -0400 Premier takes part in national meeting to improve opportunities for aboriginals http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2013.04.0356.html Ministers responsible for aboriginal affairs and leaders of national aboriginal organizations met in Winnipeg, Man., to discuss paths for the future success of Canada's emerging Aboriginal and First Nations population. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:44:00 -0400 New videos launched to promote Maliseet language, culture http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2013.03.0253.html New videos to promote and preserve the use of the Maliseet language in New Brunswick were launched today in Fredericton by community members from the Tobique First Nation. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:06:00 -0400 Dedication Ceremony for Elder Peter Bernard http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2012.10.0984.html A recently completed riverbank restoration project was dedicated to an elder who inspired his community at a ceremony today. Premier David Alward, Chief Stewart Paul, Chief-elect Brenda Pearly and members of the Tobique First Nation participated in the celebration. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:54:00 -0400 Deputy Ministers responsible for Aboriginal Affairs in Atlantic Canada to meet in Saint John http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2012.10.0949.html Deputy ministers responsible for Aboriginal Affairs in Atlantic Canada will meet in Saint John on Oct. 16 - 17. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:59:00 -0400 National Aboriginal Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2012.06.0563.html The following message was released today by Premier David Alward, minister responsible for the Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat, in recognition of National Aboriginal Day: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:11:00 -0400 Multi-million-dollar information technology training-for-employment program to help Aboriginal people http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2011.09.1032.html A $4.1-million training-for-employment program was announced today, providing opportunities for Aboriginal people in New Brunswick in information and communications technology. Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:48:00 -0400 New Brunswick First Nations establish negotiation process with provincial, federal governments http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2011.09.0992.html The provincial and federal governments as well as New Brunswick’s First Nations signed an agreement today to guide discussions leading to an agreement on Aboriginal and treaty rights. Fri, 09 Sep 2011 11:48:00 -0400 First Nations enhanced services agreement signed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/education/news/news_release.2011.07.0741.html An Enhanced First Nation Education Programs and Services Agreement, providing approximately $380,000 annually, was signed today by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, School District 17 and the Oromocto First Nation. Mon, 04 Jul 2011 13:29:00 -0400 Minister's message: National Aboriginal Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2011.06.0677.html The following message was released today by Premier David Alward, minister responsible for the Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat, in recognition of National Aboriginal Day: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 08:08:00 -0400 First provincial cabinet meeting held at Eel River Bar First Nation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2011.03.0319.html The provincial government held the first-ever cabinet meeting on a First Nation today in the council offices of Eel River Bar First Nation near Dalhousie. Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:30:00 -0400 Aboriginal trades orientation initiative launched http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2011.03.0290.html A training program to help Aboriginal people prepare for work in various trades was launched today. 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