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AFN Secures Major Victory and Compensation for First Nations Children and Families at Human Rights Tribunal

AFN Secures Major Victory and Compensation for First Nations Children and Families at Human Rights Tribunal September 6, 2019 (Ottawa, ON): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) is a major victory for fairness and justice that must be respected by Canada. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2019368 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Present 2019 Federal Election Priorities for First Nations and Canada

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Present 2019 Federal Election Priorities for First Nations and Canada OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2019  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will publicly release “Honouring Promises: 2019 Federal Election Priorities for First Nations and Canada“, at a press conference on Monday, September 9. The document sets […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2019415 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Convenes its First Ever National Cannabis Summit – Delegates will Address Key Issues of Jurisdiction, Health, and Social and Economic Impacts

Assembly of First Nations Convenes its First Ever National Cannabis Summit – Delegates will Address Key Issues of Jurisdiction, Health, and Social and Economic Impacts (Vancouver, B.C.) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN British Columbia Regional Chief Terry Teegee addressed delegates today at the AFN’s first ever National Cannabis […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 2019167 Views

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R-E-P-E-A-T / Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations to Convene its First Ever National Cannabis Summit

R-E-P-E-A-T / Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations to Convene its First Ever National Cannabis Summit OTTAWA, Aug. 30, 2019  – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is convening its first ever National Cannabis Summit on September 4-5, 2019 in Vancouver British Columbia on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.  Hundreds of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 2019291 Views

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Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations to Convene its First Ever National Cannabis Summit

Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations to Convene its First Ever National Cannabis Summit September 4-5, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia OTTAWA, Aug. 30, 2019 – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is convening its first ever National Cannabis Summit on September 4-5, 2019 in Vancouver British Columbia on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2019211 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Wants Immediate Action to Stop Devastation in the Amazon and a Commitment from Canada to Act Now on the Climate Crisis

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Wants Immediate Action to Stop Devastation in the Amazon and a Commitment from Canada to Act Now on the Climate Crisis OTTAWA, Aug. 24, 2019 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde wants Brazil and all countries to take immediate action to stop the fires that are devastating the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 26, 2019177 Views

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by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2019408 Views

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Court Approval on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is a Step Towards Reconciliation, says AFN National Chief

Court Approval on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is a Step Towards Reconciliation, says AFN National Chief August 21, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls yesterday’s Federal Court announcement approving the Indian Day School class action settlement an important step towards reconciliation and healing for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 2019134 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences to the family of Elder Tony Cote

Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences to the family of Elder Tony Cote (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today offered condolences to the family and friends of Elder Tony Cote, a highly respected veteran, Knowledge Keeper, First Nations advocate and past Chief of Cote First Nation in Saskatchewan. “On […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2019175 Views

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Yukon First Nations Leaders Launch Federal Election Strategy 2019 ‘A Yukon That Leads’ with AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde at AFN 2019 Annual General Assembly

Yukon First Nations Leaders Launch Federal Election Strategy 2019 ‘A Yukon That Leads’ with AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde at AFN 2019 Annual General Assembly FREDERICTON, July 24, 2019  – Yukon First Nations Chiefs, Elders, women’s and youth representatives travelled across the country to the traditional territory of the Wolastoqey – Maliseet this week for […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2019209 Views

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Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be hosting its 40th Annual General Assembly (AGA) under the theme of ‘Celebrating Successes and Giving Thanks’

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be hosting its 40th Annual General Assembly (AGA) under the theme of ‘Celebrating Successes and Giving Thanks’ The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be hosting its 40th Annual General Assembly (AGA) under the theme of ‘Celebrating Successes and Giving Thanks’, from July 23 to 25, 2019 in Fredericton, New […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2019222 Views

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Media Advisory: First Nations Leaders and Delegates from Across the Country Gather for the AFN Annual General Assembly July 23-25, 2019 in Fredericton, NB

First Nations Leaders and Delegates from Across the Country Gather for the AFN Annual General Assembly July 23-25, 2019 in Fredericton, NB July 19, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Hundreds of First Nations Chiefs, leaders, Elders and youth are set to gather July 23-25, 2019 for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly (AGA) […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2019717 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Welcomes New Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor Russell Mirasty

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Welcomes New Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor Russell Mirasty 9July 17, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) –Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomes Lieutenant Governor Russell Mirasty who was appointed as the representative of the Crown in Saskatchewan by Prime Minister Trudeau today. “I offer congratulations to His Honour Russell […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 2019720 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Bulletin – 2019 AFN Annual General Assembly

Assembly of First Nations Bulletin – 2019 AFN Annual General Assembly AFN Annual General Assembly Fredericton, NB – July 23-25, 2019 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is looking forward to hosting its 40th Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Fredericton, New Brunswick from July 23 to 25, 2019 under the theme of “Celebrating our Successes […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2019696 Views

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AFN Update on First Nations Post-Secondary Education – July 2019 AFN Bulletin

AFN Update on First Nations Post-Secondary Education – July 2019 AFN Bulletin July 11, 2019 Update on First Nations Post-Secondary Education The work and progress in the area of First Nations post-secondary education (PSE) is guided by direction from Chiefs-in-Assembly and the long-standing goal of achieving First Nations control of First Nations Education. First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 2019844 Views

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First Nations Children Most Impoverished in Canada: Report

First Nations Children Most Impoverished in Canada: Report (Ottawa, ON) – While premiers and territorial leaders meet in Saskatchewan today to discuss the well-being of Indigenous children, youth and families, a new report released today co-authored by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) says First Nations children experience the highest levels of poverty in Canada. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 2019662 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Meet with Premiers and Territorial Leaders on Implementation of New Legislation Supporting First Nations Children and Families

July 8, 2019 Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Meet with Premiers and Territorial Leaders on Implementation of New Legislation Supporting First Nations Children and Families (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will attend a meeting tomorrow with Premiers, territorial leaders and Indigenous representatives in Big River First […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2019671 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Meet with Premiers and Territorial Leaders on Implementation of New Legislation Supporting First Nations Children and Families

Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Meet with Premiers and Territorial Leaders on Implementation of New Legislation Supporting First Nations Children and Families  (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will attend a meeting tomorrow with Premiers, territorial leaders and Indigenous representatives in Big River First Nation, Saskatchewan.  This […]

by pmnationtalk on July 8, 2019620 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says Newly Passed Legislation will Help Build Stronger and Healthier First Nations

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says Newly Passed Legislation will Help Build Stronger and Healthier First Nations June 20, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today welcomes the passing of two new pieces of federal legislation passed in the House of Commons today. The Indigenous Languages Act, Bill C-91 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2019668 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Statement on River Run 2019 – Walk with Grassy Narrows for Mercury Justice

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Statement on River Run 2019 – Walk with Grassy Narrows for Mercury Justice June 19, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today provided the below statement in support of justice for Grassy Narrows Fist Nation. “The Assembly of First Nations supports Chief Rudy Turtle […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2019520 Views

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First Nations Will Ensure Their Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in TransMountain Expansion Project – AFN National Chief Bellegarde

First Nations Will Ensure Their Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in TransMountain Expansion Project – AFN National Chief Bellegarde June 19, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Following the federal government’s decision today on the TransMountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says First Nations will ensure their rights, title […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2019527 Views

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Media Advisory – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Address Economic Club of Canada on First Nations Priorities: A New Relationship and a New Agenda – June 19, 2019

Media Advisory – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Address Economic Club of Canada on First Nations Priorities: A New Relationship and a New Agenda – June 19, 2019 OTTAWA, June 18, 2019  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will address the Economic Club of Canada tomorrow in Ottawa, setting out First […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 2019563 Views

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It’s time to STAND UP! with Murray Porter

For Immediate Release: It’s time to STAND UP! with Murray Porter (Capilano Rez, North Vancouver, B.C.) In the spirit of righteous grass roots action, “STAND UP!”, Murray Porter’s third feature album was made with honest musical labour, community loyalty and undying passions from this Bluesman’s own heart. JUNO winner for `Aboriginal Album of the Year’ […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 2019594 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Fully Supports the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council Demand for Consultations for the Outlet Channel Project in Manitoba

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Fully Supports the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council Demand for Consultations for the Outlet Channel Project in Manitoba June 12, 2019 (Ottawa, Ontario) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde fully supports Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC) in its demand that the Government of Manitoba halt all work […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2019418 Views

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AFN Fully Supports Natoaganeg First Nation in Exercising Their Treaty Right to Fish in their Territory

AFN Fully Supports Natoaganeg First Nation in Exercising Their Treaty Right to Fish in their Territory June 7, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says immediate action is required to ensure the rights of Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation are respected and upheld by all governments.  The Natoaganeg […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2019329 Views

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Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras on the Release of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras on the Release of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls June 3, 2019: Today, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released their final report, Reclaiming Power and Place. The mandate of the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 6, 2019328 Views

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Coordinated and Immediate Action Required to End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls and those at Risk: AFN National Chief

Coordinated and Immediate Action Required to End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls and those at Risk: AFN National Chief (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says immediate and sustained action in coordination with First Nations is essential to fully implement the recommendations and Calls to Justice in the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2019357 Views

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AFN Yukon Regional Chief Supports Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Declaration of State of Emergency on Climate Change

AFN Yukon Regional Chief Supports Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Declaration of State of Emergency on Climate Change OTTAWA, May 29, 2019  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek today re-affirmed her strong support for the recent declaration of a state of emergency on climate change by the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 2019189 Views

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AFN National Chief Meets with Prime Minister and U.S. Vice President on International Trade

AFN National Chief Meets with Prime Minister and U.S. Vice President on International Trade May 30, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today in Ottawa met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United States Vice President Mike Pence, among others, on the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). National Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 2019342 Views

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Respect for First Nations Rights is Essential to Canada’s Economy, Says AFN National Chief Bellegarde in Wake of BC Court of Appeal Decision

May 25, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says economic certainty can only be achieved when First Nations rights, title and jurisdiction are respected and upheld, including the standard of free, prior and informed consent. The National Chief made the comments following the decision by the British Columbia […]

by pmnationtalk on May 27, 2019310 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls for Fundamental Changes in Justice System to Reflect Respect for Indigenous Women and Girls and First Nations Approaches to Justice

May 24, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision inR v. Bartonincludes some positive steps but reinforces the need for fundamental changes to Canada’s legal system to ensure fairness and dignity for Indigenous women and girls, and respect for First Nations approaches […]

by pmnationtalk on May 27, 2019334 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Exoneration of Chief Poundmaker is a Step Towards Reconciliation: “A Peacemaker Who Wanted a Better Future for His People”

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Exoneration of Chief Poundmaker is a Step Towards Reconciliation: “A Peacemaker Who Wanted a Better Future for His People” May 23, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is participating today in the exoneration ceremony for Chief Poundmaker and apology by Prime Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 2019296 Views

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AFN National Chief Calls on Canada to Recognize Unceded Unsurrendered Algonquin Title of Indigenous Peoples Space in Ottawa

AFN National Chief Calls on Canada to Recognize Unceded Unsurrendered Algonquin Title of Indigenous Peoples Space in Ottawa OTTAWA, May 15, 2019  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the Algonquin Nation in their work to secure title to lands within Algonquin territory. This includes the future Indigenous Peoples Space – a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2019347 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Urges Committee Support for Federal Legislation focused on First Nations Jurisdiction for Care of Children

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Urges Committee Support for Federal Legislation focused on First Nations Jurisdiction for Care of Children (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs today, speaking directly to e urgency of passing federal legislation on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2019385 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Court Ruling to Uphold Federal Carbon Pricing Plan

Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Court Ruling to Uphold Federal Carbon Pricing Plan (Ottawa, ON) – Following a decision by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to uphold the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says carbon pricing is an important step to address what he calls […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 2019273 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Involvement of First Nations in Columbia River Treaty Negotiations is the Right Move That Will Lead to Better Outcomes

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Involvement of First Nations in Columbia River Treaty Negotiations is the Right Move That Will Lead to Better Outcomes (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomes a decision by the federal government to officially involve First Nations in the negotiations currently underway with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2019345 Views

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Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations to Convene National Policy Forum on Nation Building and Four Key Federal Policies – May 1 & 2 in Edmonton, Alberta

Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations to Convene National Policy Forum on Nation Building and Four Key Federal Policies – May 1 & 2 in Edmonton, Alberta OTTAWA, April 30, 2019  – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is convening a national forum on First Nations Led Processes: The Four Policies and Nation Building […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 2019542 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief at Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers to Push for Action for First Nations Children

Assembly of First Nations National Chief at Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers to Push for Action for First Nations Children SASKATOON, April 23, 2019 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is at the meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Social Services and Indigenous Leaders in Saskatoon, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2019377 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Participates in the 18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Assembly of First Nations Participates in the 18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues April 23, 2019 (New York City, NY) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) co-hosted an event today at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York called Achieving the Promise of the International Year of Indigenous Languages […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2019330 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Mourns Passing of First Nations Leader, Knowledge Keeper and Former National Chief Noel Starblanket

Assembly of First Nations Mourns Passing of First Nations Leader, Knowledge Keeper and Former National Chief Noel Starblanket (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today mourned the passing of Noel Starblanket, a highly respected Knowledge Keeper, advocate, teacher and two-time National Chief, from Star Blanket Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. “I […]

by pmnationtalk on April 16, 2019340 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Win in Residential Schools Compensation Case “A Victory for Justice and for Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools”

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Win in Residential Schools Compensation Case “A Victory for Justice and for Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools” (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde called today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in J.W. v. Canada (Attorney General) an important victory […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 2019373 Views

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AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap

AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap (Ottawa, ON) – In advance of World Health Day, First Nations from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba this week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Mental Wellness Forum.  More than 500 First Nations citizens, health providers and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 2019543 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Statement on Departure of Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott from Liberal Caucus

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Statement on Departure of Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott from Liberal Caucus April 3, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released the below statement following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement to remove Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott from Liberal caucus. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 2019423 Views

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Senators must be there for reconciliation – Indigenous peoples’ organizations, human rights groups and faith communities urge Senate not to squander opportunity to pass UN Declaration implementation Bill

Senators must be there for reconciliation – Indigenous peoples’ organizations, human rights groups and faith communities urge Senate not to squander opportunity to pass UN Declaration implementation Bill OTTAWA, April 1, 2019  – Tomorrow, April 2, is the next crucial opportunity to advance the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples implementation Bill, private member’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 2019404 Views

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Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations Convening National Mental Wellness Forum in Winnipeg, Manitoba April 2-4, 2019

Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations Convening National Mental Wellness Forum in Winnipeg, Manitoba April 2-4, 2019 OTTAWA, March 29, 2019 /CNW/ – Hundreds of First Nations leaders, mental wellness experts, health organizations, government officials and those with lived experience will gather in Winnipeg April 2-4, 2019 for the first-ever national AFN Mental Wellness Forum […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 2019446 Views

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NATIONAL CHIEF PERRY BELLEGARDE BULLETIN – Federal Budget and Comprehensive Claims Funding

NATIONAL CHIEF PERRY BELLEGARDE BULLETIN – Federal Budget and Comprehensive Claims Funding SUMMARY:  The federal budget tabled on March 19 includes a commitment to forgive and reimburse First Nations loans accumulated through the negotiation of comprehensive claims. I advocated for this commitment along with First Nations as a move consistent with our rights, title and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2019945 Views

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2019 Federal Budget Provides Sustained Investments for Continued Momentum and Progress for First Nations: AFN National Chief Bellegarde

2019 Federal Budget Provides Sustained Investments for Continued Momentum and Progress for First Nations: AFN National Chief Bellegarde (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the federal budget tabled today in Ottawa includes key sustained investments that continue to support success for First Nations children and First Nations governments. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2019780 Views

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Broken Systems Failed Tina Fontaine – AFN Says Coordinated Action Required to Implement Manitoba Child Advocate Report’s Recommendations

Broken Systems Failed Tina Fontaine – AFN Says Coordinated Action Required to Implement Manitoba Child Advocate Report’s Recommendations (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the report released today by the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth underscores the need to address long-standing failures in approaches by governments across […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2019794 Views

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National Chief Perry Bellegarde Bulletin – March 2019

National Chief Perry Bellegarde Bulletin – March 2019 Federal Legislation on Indigenous Child Welfare – Bill C-92 SUMMARY: On February 28, 2019 Indigenous Services Canada Minister Seamus O’Regan introduced federal legislation on Indigenous child welfare (Bill C-92) that recognizes First Nations jurisdiction over child and family services. The proposed legislation was developed with input by […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2019742 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach (Ottawa, ON) – Following the introduction of federal legislation on Indigenous child welfare today in Parliament, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said that First Nations children are the first priority […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 2019949 Views

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