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Cross Lake Hosting Vaccine Clinic in Thompson: April 14 to 17

April 12, 2021|

Download a PDF copy of this information here. Cross Lake Chief David Monias and Council were successful in ensuring the majority of their membership, including off-reserve members, have the opportunity to be vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine. Cross Lake is hosting a vaccination clinic for any off-reserve Band members who are 18 years and over (born before April 14, 2003) and who live in Thompson (or surrounding areas) and would like to get the vaccine. This clinic is only for the first dose of the Moderna vaccine. A pop-up clinic is being set up as follows: Date: April 14, 15, Read More...

Fact sheets on victims’ rights in Canada now available in Indigenous languages

April 8, 2021|

Justice Canada’s fact sheets on victims’ rights in Canada are now available online in 12 Indigenous languages, including Cree and Dene, with a view to ensuring Indigenous victims of crime and Indigenous communities have access to information about the rights of victims in Indigenous languages. The fact sheets can be viewed here.

Call for proposals: Exercising jurisdiction in relation to child and family services

April 8, 2021|

The Government of Canada has launched a call for proposals to support work of Indigenous communities towards exercising jurisdiction in relation to child and family services. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, announced the launch of a call for proposals to support Indigenous Peoples, communities, and groups as they begin work to develop their own legislation and explore Indigenous-led models for child and family services. More specifically, this funding is intended to provide support to Indigenous Peoples, communities and groups wishing to: explore models and options to exercise jurisdiction; develop Indigenous child and family service legislation, systems, Read More...

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