Indigenous Doctor Named President-Elect of Canadian Medical Association

Anesthesiologist, Dr. Alika Lafontaine, has been named the first Indigenous president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association. Lafontaine is also the first president-elect of the CMA to be of Pacific Islander lineage. Prior to his nomination, Lafontaine served as co-leader of the Indigenous Health Alliance from 2013 to 2017. He currently practices anesthesiology in Grande Prairie, […]

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Government of Canada Enhancing Support For Indigenous Communities

The Canadian Government is taking further steps towards reconciliation. The federal government  announced Tuesday that it is taking action in order to ensure enhanced support for Indigenous communities across Canada. This is widely considered to be a direct response to the intergenerational trauma of the residential school system that was in place from 1828 to […]

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Ottawa’s Newest Library Facility Name Revealed

The Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility has officially been named “Ādisōke”. The word comes from the Anishinābemowin Algonquin language, and appropriately means “storytelling” in English.    The name of the new facility was announced this morning at 555 Albert Street, where the library will eventually stand. Leaders from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinābeg […]

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Indigenous Budget Highlights

Cash set aside in yesterday’s provincial budget includes more than $117-million to remove barriers to work for women, racialized and Indigenous people, youth and people with disabilities. The government has also extended its OSAP post-secondary financial assistance to students at Indigenous institutes. The province will also spend $1.6 million over two years on grants to […]

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Assembly of Seven Generations Virtual Round Dance Lineup Announced

The Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) invites you to come together virtually for their 4th Annual Virtual Round Dance, a group healing practice as we grieve the great losses that have come from the pandemic. A7G is a youth-focused organization based in Algonquin territory that strives to reconnect Indigenous youth with culture through events and activities.   On Monday, the full lineup […]

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