- Ontario is increasing its investment in Indigenous education by more than $6 million.
- Overall funding for Indigenous Education in the 2016-17 Grants for Student Needs is projected to be $64 million - an increase of about $52 million since 2007.
- A new resource to support voluntary, confidential Indigenous student self-identification is giving school boards the data they need to better customize programming to support Indigenous student achievement and well-being.
- The Indigenous Education Strategy sets the foundation for improving achievement among Indigenous students in provincially-funded schools and supports life-long learning as students transition to postsecondary education, training, or workplace opportunities.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is engaging the people of Ontario to seek feedback on Naturally Resilient: MNRF’s Natural Resource Climate Adaptation Strategy.
The impacts of climate change on the landscapes, ecosystems, species, and natural resources of Ontario are becoming increasingly visible.Read More
East West Tie
The Project will consist of the installation of a double-circuit 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line generally paralleling the existing double-circuit 230 kV transmission corridor (the existing East-West Tie) connecting the Wawa Transformer Station (TS) to the Lakehead TS near Thunder Bay, with a connection approximately mid-way at the Marathon TS. The Reference Route primarily parallels the existing East-West Tie and is approximately 447 km long. Alternative Routes, which do not parallel the existing East-West Tie, have been identified to avoid certain sensitive features crossed by the existing line and could result in a line that is longer than 447 km. The proposed right-of-way for the Project is expected to be approximately 52 m to 56 m in width however additional space may be required where there are angles in the route, for crossings of the existing East-West Tie right-of-way (or other high voltage lines in the area), for general construction access, for temporary working space and laydown areas, access roads, and where the landscape requires additional lands for access (i.e., in areas with steep slopes or other challenging terrain).Read More
Ontario Increasing Support for Indigenous Students
Province Investing in Indigenous Education and Achievement
Ontario is investing in Indigenous student achievement and promoting greater awareness among all students of Indigenous histories, cultures, contributions and perspectives.
Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, made the announcement in Sault Ste. Marie today while visiting the Urban Aboriginal School. The school provides access to culturally appropriate programs and services and incorporates Indigenous values and traditional healing into its curriculum, and is an excellent example of how a stronger provincial investment is leading to improved resources, supports and learning opportunities for Ontario's Indigenous students.
This new funding is allowing all school boards across Ontario to hire a dedicated Indigenous Education Lead to support the implementation of Ontario's Indigenous Education Strategy, with a focus on increasing Indigenous student achievement and well-being. The lead is also responsible for collaborating with First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities, organizations, students and families to build Indigenous knowledge and awareness among all students.
Investing in Indigenous education is one of many steps on Ontario's journey of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. This work - in collaboration with Indigenous partners -- supports mandatory learning throughout the curriculum of residential schools, treaties, the legacy of colonialism, and the rights and responsibilities we all have to each other as treaty people.
Improving Indigenous education in Ontario and closing the achievement gap between Indigenous students and all students is an important part of the government's plan to create jobs, grow the economy and help people in their everyday lives.
RSMIN has been notified of the steps taken in accordance with Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA), which provides protection for species at risk and helps to safeguard Ontario’s biodiversity. The Five-Year Review of Progress Reports for 27 species has been published under the ESA.
January 4, 2017 - microFIT version 4.1 applications now being accepted
The IESO is now accepting applications under version 4.1 of the microFIT Program.
There are many employment and economic opportunities within the Robinson Superior Treaty Area that are available to the RSMIN citizens. If you would like to learn more about how to take advantage of these opportunities, please send a brief email explaining your business or qualifications, location, citizen number and contact info to Consultation@RSMIN.caRead More
The Government of Canada is undertaking a review of environmental and regulatory processes.Read More
After months of hard work, the Red Sky Métis Independent Nation (RSMIN) Heritage team is ecstatic to officially announce the launch of the public RSMIN Community Heritage Wiki (CHW). You can now find this wiki site at rsmin.ca/CHW.
The RSMIN CHW is a groundbreaking concept in relation to how other communities are collecting and preserving data, and although many other wiki sites exist, such as Wikipedia, there are no other sites that are completely dedicated to one community with goals in preserving its unique and untold heritage. The RSMIN CHW is a shared, collaborative, on-line, collection of researched and cited information directly related to the RSMIN community and has been sought and curated by the RSMIN community. RSMIN hopes that publicly sharing the community's untold history will not only bring the community closer, but also help educate others and move toward recognition and healing.Read More
Today in Canada's history, Métis have a legal home. While the full implications of rights, privileges and limitations will be a hot topic in the upcoming months, we now have place in the government to discuss these matters.
For more information as it becomes available please keep checking the RSMIN.ca/rights page and or subscribe to the RSMIN newsletter for upcoming updates and opportunities.
As well RSMIN would like to invite everyone to read the official case judgment to understand the points and considerations that are a part of this judgement. (link below)
2016-04-14 - Supreme Court Judgments - Daniels v. Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development) https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/15858/index.do
Nuclear Waste Management has listed several positions to their Website. Please follow the link for more details.Read More