The Ontario Arts Council recently announced a one-time grant support for Indigenous artists and art organizations, but CARFAC says the province needs to commit to a permanent funding program like the suspended Indigenous Culture Fund.
For five decades Barbara Nolan has put her life into preserving Anishnaabemowin, and she was recently recognized for her efforts by the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) approved more than $1.1 million in emergency funding to First Nations dealing with COVID-19 during the last week of December and the first week of January, Minister Patty Hajdu said in a news conference Thursday.
The total number of hospitalizations for people on First Nations due to COVID-19 has gone up by 17 since Jan. 4, while the number of active cases has nearly doubled since last week.