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Funding Available for First Nations Experiencing a Decline in Own-Source Revenue: Apply by August 31, 2021

June 15, 2021|

The Government of Canada has created the Own-Source Revenue in Indigenous Communities Initiative (OSRICI) to support communities that have experienced a reduction in own-source revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic and, as a result, have struggled to continue providing core community programs and important services to community members. The call for applications is now open and communities can apply to access funding. “Own-source revenue” is defined as funds communities collect from business ventures, property taxes, or other activities, including commercial leasing and tax revenues. Specific programs and services enabled by own-source revenue vary from community to community. A non-exhaustive list Read More...

Winnipeg Sun Contributes to the Denial of the Atrocities Experienced by Indigenous Children Forced to Attend Residential Schools

June 11, 2021|

To view this letter in a PDF format, please click here.    June 11, 2021 Mr. Mark Hamm, Editor-in-Chief Winnipeg Sun 1700 Church Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2X 3A2   Re: Winnipeg Sun contributes to the denial of the atrocities experienced by Indigenous children who were forced to attend Canada’s residential schools Dear Mr. Hamm, As the Grand Chief of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc., a non-profit organization representing 26 Northern First Nations, I am writing to advise you that MKO is no longer willing to work with the Winnipeg Sun. I have instructed my staff to remove all Winnipeg Read More...

Grand Chief Settee’s letter to Manitoba Ministers re: Request to Immediately Withdraw Bill 64, The Education Modernization Act

June 11, 2021|

To view this letter in a PDF format, please click here.   June 7, 2021 The Hon. Cliff Cullen Minister of Education 168 Legislative Building 450 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8 The Hon. Eileen Clarke Minister of Indigenous and Northern Relations 301 Legislative Building 450 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8   Dear Minister Cullen and Minister Clarke: RE: Bill 64 - THE EDUCATION MODERNIZATION ACT Request to Immediately Withdraw Bill Tabling of Legislation Contrary to The Path to Reconciliation Act, C.C.S.M. c. R30.5 Further to the release in the Legislative Assembly of the text Bill 64, The Education Modernization Act Read More...

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To maintain, strengthen, enhance, lobby for and defend the interests and rights of First Nation people within its jurisdiction and to promote, develop and secure a standard quality of life deemed desirable and acceptable by its First Nations without limiting the generality of the foregoing and the objectives of MKO.