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National Chief Atleo welcomes involvement of Governor General in Truth and Reconciliation Process

OTTAWA, Oct. 15 – “Today marks another milestone along the long and painful path towards truth and reconciliation for survivors of Indian Residential Schools,” stated AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo. “I commend Governor General Michaelle Jean for her courage in being an honorary witness to some of the survivors’ stories. This day will not soon […]

by NationTalk on October 16, 2009994 Views

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National Chief Atleo congratulates Rick Simon upon his acclamation as Regional Chief for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

OTTAWA, Oct. 15 – Rick Simon was acclaimed yesterday to a sixth consecutive term as the Assembly of First Nations’ Regional Chief for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.”Regional Chief Simon has co-chaired our Chiefs committees on economic development and human resource development – two areas that are critical in building happy, healthy self-sufficient communities,” said National […]

by NationTalk on October 15, 2009873 Views

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AFN Launches Fitness Challenge for First Nations Students

OTTAWA, Oct. 15 – Today Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo, and AFN Women’s Council Chair Kathleen McHugh announced the official launch of a fitness challenge aimed at First Nations students. The challenge will raise awareness about the positive relationship between healthy living and controlling diabetes.Teachers are organizing students into teams who will […]

by NationTalk on October 15, 20091401 Views

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Women’s History Month: AFN says Ottawa must take meaningful action on missing and murdered Indigenous women

OTTAWA, Oct. 1 – While international agencies like the United Nations and Amnesty International have expressed serious concerns about human rights issues surrounding more than 500 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, the federal government has responded with apathy.Today, to mark the beginning of Women’s History Month, AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo and AFN […]

by NationTalk on October 2, 20091004 Views

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National Chief Expresses sorrow at the passing of Tom Eagle

OTTAWA, Oct. 1 – National Chief Shawn Atleo expressed sorrow at the passing of Tom Eagle, who was an honoured Sergeant in the Canadian Army, and an activist for the rights of First Nations veterans.”Tom was, personally, a modest man, but he was fiercely proud of the contributions First Nations veterans made to Canada, and […]

by NationTalk on October 2, 2009957 Views

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AFN National Chief Congratulates New AFN Regional Chief for British Columbia

OTTAWA, Oct. 1 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo today congratulated Jody Wilson-Raybould on her election as the new AFN Regional Chief for British Columbia. “On behalf of myself and the entire AFN Executive, I extend my sincere congratulations to Regional Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould on her victory,” National Chief Atleo said. “I […]

by NationTalk on October 2, 2009900 Views

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AFN National Chief Responds to Prime Minister’s Statements on Colonialism

“We (Canada) also have no history of colonialism.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper Speaking at the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, PA September 25, 2009 Colonialism: the control or governing influence of a nation over a dependent country, territory, or people; the system or policy by which a nation maintains or advocates such control or influence. OTTAWA, […]

by NationTalk on October 1, 20091770 Views

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Media Advisory – AFN launching Fitness Challenge for students, on October 15th 2009. Sign up for a chance to win prizes.

OTTAWA, Sept. 28 – The Assembly of First Nations is calling on teachers for help in organizing this year’s AFN Fitness Challenge which is aimed at students. The goal of the fitness challenge is to raise awareness about the positive relationship between diabetes and healthy living. Information for teachers about the challenge is available online […]

by NationTalk on September 28, 20091691 Views

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Government of Canada and AFN Confirm Protocol on H1N1

Ottawa, Ontario (Sept. 19, 2009) – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (INAC), and Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, Shawn Atleo, met today to sign a Communications Protocol to affirm their commitment to work together on pandemic planning efforts.”Health Canada and […]

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009957 Views

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AFN National Chief Issues Statement regarding H1N1:

OTTAWA, Sept. 17 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo issued the following statement today regarding the H1N1 situation in First Nations communities: “The Assembly of First Nations has raised the issue of body bags being shipped to northern First Nations communities in Manitoba with the Federal Minister of Health, Leona Aglukkaq. The […]

by NationTalk on September 17, 20091130 Views

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Human Rights Tribunal begins historic case alleging Federal Government discrimination against First Nation children in state care

OTTAWA, Sept. 14 – Today, a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal began hearing a historic case which asserts the federal government is discriminating against thousands of First Nation children in the federal child welfare system. It is the first time a human rights complaint case involving discrimination against First Nations has been filed with the Human […]

by NationTalk on September 14, 20091715 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Marks Second Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA, Sept. 11 – September 13, 2009 marks the second anniversary of the passing of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Canada was one of only four countries in the world to vote against the UN Declaration, and continues to oppose it.”September 13 is a landmark day for the world’s Indigenous […]

by NationTalk on September 12, 20091192 Views

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Media Advisory: Historic First Nations Human Rights Case reaches the Human Rights Tribunal

OTTAWA, Sept. 11 – For the first time in history a case alleging that the federal government has discriminated against First Nations families and children will be heard by a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.This first and historic case which proceeds before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on September 14th, asserts that the federal government has […]

by NationTalk on September 11, 20091079 Views

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AFN National Chief Issues “Back to School” Statement to First Nations Students and Families

OTTAWA, Sept. 8 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo today issued the following statement: “Today marks the day when many students across the country are returning to school. And for some, it will be their first day of school, the start of a new journey.I want to take this opportunity to congratulate […]

by NationTalk on September 8, 2009935 Views

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