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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Name Change for June 21: ‘National Indigenous Peoples Day’

June 21, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations Nation Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the new name for June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day – as a name consistent with the international recognition of Indigenous peoples and consistent with an AFN resolution (23/2013) calling for the name change. “I believe this small change […]

by pmnationtalk on June 21, 2017488 Views

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AFN Specific Claims Dialogue Session

AFN Expert Panel Report Minister Bennett’s 2016 report to parliament on the Five Year Review of the Specific Claims Tribunal Act 2016 Office of the Auditor General’s Report on Specific Claims Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 Vancouver Island Room LIVE WEBCAST AGENDA If you are unable to attend the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 2017697 Views

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National Chief Bulletin: Announcement on Initiative to Create an Indigenous Languages Act

National Chief Bulletin: Announcement on Initiative to Create an Indigenous Languages Act Announcement on Initiative to Create an Indigenous Languages Act On June 15, I participated in an announcement with the federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, on the co-development of an Indigenous Languages Act. This proposed legislation is aimed at revitalizing, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2017542 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Commits to Action on an Indigenous Languages Act to Protect and Strengthen First Nations Languages

June 15, 2017 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Commits to Action on an Indigenous Languages Act to Protect and Strengthen First Nations Languages (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today participated in a joint announcement with the Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, on […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2017632 Views

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AFN: First Nations Health Transformation Agenda

First Nations Health Transformation Agenda June 15 2017 The First Nations Health Transformation Agenda (FNHTA) was originally conceived of in order to influence the federal/provincial/territorial (F/P/T) Health Accord negotiations. In order to ensure diverse First Nations perspectives, the AFN Health Sector sought direction from the AFN’s Chiefs Committee on Health, the National First Nations Health […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2017546 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Stands for Gender Equality and the Elimination of Discrimination Under the Indian Act

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Stands for Gender Equality and the Elimination of Discrimination Under the Indian Act June 14, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stands for gender equality and is calling for a thorough and effective response to end discrimination under the Indian Act’s treatment of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 2017466 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Prime Minister Trudeau Sign Agreement to Ensure Progress on First Nations Priorities

June 12, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committing to regular, ongoing engagement between First Nations and the Government of Canada to ensure progress and momentum on First Nations priorities. “This commitment to meet at least three […]

by pmnationtalk on June 12, 2017523 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Engagement Sessions: Indigenous Language Legislation

Assembly of First Nations Engagement Sessions: Indigenous Language Legislation

by pmnationtalk on June 7, 2017517 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks World Environment Day

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks World Environment Day June 5, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today marked World Environment Day, reminding everyone of the contributions First Nations have made and continue to make as stewards of the land and the need for First […]

by pmnationtalk on June 6, 2017443 Views

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AFN Bulletin – Significant Amendments to the Indian Act Appear to Be Imminent: Make Your Voices Heard

Significant Amendments to the Indian Act Appear to be Imminent – Make Your Voices Heard June 5, 2017 Beginning the week of June 5th, the House of Commons will be studying and then moving to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration). This Bill […]

by pmnationtalk on June 6, 2017747 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks TRC Report Anniversary – Calls for Faster Results

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks TRC Report Anniversary – Calls for Faster Results June 2, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – On the second year anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today said the work of reconciliation must accelerate. “The past two years has […]

by pmnationtalk on June 2, 2017732 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Encourages all Canadians to Celebrate First Nation Cultures and Languages in Recognition of National Aboriginal History Month

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Encourages all Canadians to Celebrate First Nation Cultures and Languages in Recognition of National Aboriginal History Month June 1, 2017  (Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde encourages First Nations and all Canadians to take part in cultural events and other celebrations in honour […]

by pmnationtalk on June 2, 2017467 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Supports Rally for the Peace River Valley: Indigenous and Treaty Rights Must Be Honoured in Proposed Site C Dam Project

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Supports Rally for the Peace River Valley: Indigenous and Treaty Rights Must Be Honoured in Proposed Site C Dam Project May 29, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stands with First Nations in Treaty 8 and all those participating today […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 2017459 Views

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National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Canada Must Act Now to Protect First Nations Children and Implement Jordan’s Principle

National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Canada Must Act Now to Protect First Nations Children and Implement Jordan’s Principle OTTAWA, May 26, 2017  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls on the federal government to act immediately on today’s Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling to ensure safety, fairness and equity for First Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on May 29, 2017441 Views

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Assembly of First Nations 38th Annual General Assembly

Assembly of First Nations 38th Annual General Assembly Evraz Place, Regina, Saskatchewan | July 25-27, 2017 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 38th Annual General Assembly (AGA) will take place on July 25-27, 2017 in Regina, Saskatchewan.  The AGA will be held at Evraz Place located at 1700 Elphinstone Street, Regina, Saskatchewan. NT5

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 2017536 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde says clear communication with family members is essential to the National Inquiry into MMIW

National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Clear Communication with Family Members is Essential in Ensuring the Success of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls May 23, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the many families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 2017459 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde message for Graduates

Assembly of First Nations Published on May 18, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde message for Graduates NT5

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 2017614 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on First Nations Veterans Being Honoured as Part of Countdown to Passchendaele 2017 Commemoration

May 16, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on First Nations Veterans Being Honoured as Part of Countdown to Passchendaele 2017 Commemoration (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement on today’s announcement that First Nations veterans of World War I Francis Peghamagabow and Alexander Decouteau will […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 2017520 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls for Action and Public Education on National Aboriginal Diabetes Awareness Day

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls for Action and Public Education on National Aboriginal Diabetes Awareness Day OTTAWA, May 5, 2017  – On National Aboriginal Diabetes Awareness Day, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde called for increased access to culturally safe and culturally grounded approaches to diabetes prevention for […]

by pmnationtalk on May 5, 2017561 Views

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AFN Newsletter April 2017

FIRST NATIONS MARK 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF VIMY RIDGE On Sunday, April 9 I was honoured to join First Nations veterans, the Prime Minister, the Governor General,Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry and more than 30,000 Canadian students, veterans and family to commemorate the 100th […]

by pmnationtalk on May 5, 2017604 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Supports Mother Earth Water Walkers in Their Journey Around the Great Lakes

Assembly of First Nations Supports Mother Earth Water Walkers in Their Journey Around the Great Lakes May 4, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) –Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day issued the following statements today in support of Grandmother Josephine Mandamin and all those taking part in the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 2017516 Views

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National Chief Perry Bellegarde – Presentation to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Published on 27 Apr 2017 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 2017555 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief on Canada’s Formal Removal of All Objections to UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Assembly of First Nations National Chief on Canada’s Formal Removal of All Objections to UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples April 25, 2017 (New York, NY):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is at the 16th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 2017505 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Participate in United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Participate in United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues April 24, 2017 (Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will join the 16th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York, NY this week. He will be at […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 2017307 Views

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Leaders Agree: Now Is the Time To Honour Indigenous Elders

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Leaders Agree: Now Is the Time To Honour Indigenous Elders Indigenous Groups in Alberta join forces to host historic national First Nations, Metis, Innu & Inuit elders and seniors gathering. For Immediate Release April 12, 1017 Edmonton, AB, Treaty No. 6 Territory: Today, Alberta Indigenous leaders and government partners are coming together […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 2017836 Views

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National Chief Bulletin – Federal Budget 2017

National Chief Bulletin – Federal Budget 2017 Federal Budget 2017 Budget 2017 Overview of Funding for Indigenous Peoples and Initiatives Government of Canada Budget 2017: Investments in Indigenous Issues The Liberal government tabled its second federal budget on March 22. This Bulletin provides an initial assessment and analysis as well as a brief overview of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 2017383 Views

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2017 National Gathering of Elders

MEDIA ADVISORY April 10, 2017, Edmonton, AB: Chief Rupert Meneen, Tallcree Tribal Government and Grand Chief of Treaty 8 First Nations (Alberta) and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief (Alberta), Craig Makinaw, are inviting media and others to the official launch of the 2017 National Gathering of Elders. The Gathering will be held in Edmonton, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 2017723 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Honour First Nations Veterans and all Veterans of Canada at the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

April 7, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Honour First Nations Veterans and all Veterans of Canada at the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will be part of the official Canadian delegation that will travel to France to mark […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 2017615 Views

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National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says New Bank Note Honoring Senator James Gladstone Highlights First Nations Contributions as Nation Builders

April 7, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says New Bank Note Honoring Senator James Gladstone Highlights First Nations Contributions as Nation Builders (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today attended the unveiling of a new Bank of Canada $10 commemorative note that recognizes Senator James Gladstone, the first […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 2017417 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks World Health Day by Celebrating the Strength and Resilience of First Nations

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks World Health Day by Celebrating the Strength and Resilience of First Nations April 7, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said that World Health Day, marked on April 7 with this year’s theme being “Depression”, is an opportunity to use this day […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 2017306 Views

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Senator Lynn Beyak – The Senate of Canada

Senator Lynn Beyak – The Senate of Canada March 31, 2017 Senator Lynn Beyak The Senate of Canada OTTAWA ON  K1A 0A4 Senator Beyak: I am writing to express my serious and sincere concern over your recent and ongoing remarks regarding the Indian residential schools.  When your remarks were first reported, my initial reaction was […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 2017461 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Releases Survey on National Aboriginal Languages Day Showing Majority of Canadians Support Efforts to Preserve, Protect and Revitalize Indigenous Languages

March 31, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Releases Survey on National Aboriginal Languages Day Showing Majority of Canadians Support Efforts to Preserve, Protect and Revitalize Indigenous Languages (Ottawa, ON) – On March 31, National Aboriginal Languages Day, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released results of a national survey showing that […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 2017630 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on U.S. Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on U.S. Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement in response to the announcement by United States President Donald Trump that his administration has approved the Keystone XL pipeline: “This is an important moment to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 2017270 Views

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2017 Emergency Management Forum and Tradeshow

2017 Emergency Management Forum and Tradeshow   Agenda Registration Form Sponsorhsip Form Notice Tradeshow Registration Emergency Management in First Nation Communities:  Towards Resilience and Self Sufficiency ~ March 28-30, 2017, Grey Eagle Resort, Calgary, Alberta                       Objectives: To bring together a network of First Nation emergency management […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2017623 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on U.S. Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

March 24, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on U.S. Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement in response to the announcement by United States President Donald Trump that his administration has approved the Keystone XL pipeline: “This is an […]

by pmnationtalk on March 26, 2017649 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Second Serious Installment to Close the Gap, Must Lead to Real Change Faster

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Second Serious Installment to Close the Gap, Must Lead to Real Change Faster OTTAWA, March 22, 2017  – Budget 2017 makes important and positive investments to help close the socio-economic gap for First Nations, but these investments must lead to real change, faster, says Assembly of First Nations (AFN) […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2017350 Views

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Media Advisory – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde: Press Conference on 2017 Federal Budget

Media Advisory – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde: Press Conference on 2017 Federal Budget OTTAWA, March 22, 2017  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will respond to the 2017 federal budget at a press conference Thursday March 23, 2017. DATE: Thursday March 23, 2017 TIME: 11:00 a.m. ET LOCATION: Delta City Center […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2017408 Views

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On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court

On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court March 22, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today spoke on the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada to mark World Water Day and to support the Yukon First Nations who are […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2017271 Views

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Media Advisory – National Forum in Ottawa to Discuss First Nations, Resources and Our Energy Future

Media Advisory – National Forum in Ottawa to Discuss First Nations, Resources and Our Energy Future OTTAWA, March 21, 2017  – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is convening a National Energy Forum titled “Inclusive Prosperity in Our Energy Future” taking place March 22-23 at the Delta City Center in Ottawa, ON. Delegates will gather to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 2017301 Views

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The Assembly of First Nations Invites You To Attend 2017 National Energy Forum

The Assembly of First Nations Invites You To Attend 2017 National Energy Forum National Energy Forum ‘‘INCLUSIVE PROSPERITY” Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario OBJECTIVES: Solidify First Nations’ rights in the energy landscape Amplify First Nation roles in energy decision making to support traditional values; and, Explore domestic and international opportunities for First Nations across the energy spectrum. THE FORUM WILL INCLUDE: […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017383 Views

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Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations Invites Public to Ottawa Event for the National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits on Friday, March 17

Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations Invites Public to Ottawa Event for the National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits on Friday, March 17 March 16, 2017 MEDIA ADVISORY (Ottawa, ON): To gather collective strength and spiritual support in response to the ongoing national suicide crisis facing First Nations people, the Assembly […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 2017338 Views

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AFN National Chief in Saskatchewan for Tour at Royal Saskatchewan Museum and National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits Day

AFN National Chief in Saskatchewan for Tour at Royal Saskatchewan Museum and National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits Day March 15, 2017 (Regina, SK) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Treaty 4 chiefs and historian John S. Milloy will be making a visit to view the Chief Paskwa […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 2017308 Views

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International Women’s Day Be Bold for Change

Published on Mar 8, 2017 National Chief Perry Bellegarde Video Message – International Women’s Day: “Be Bold for Change”

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 2017315 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates Nova Scotia/Newfoundland Regional Chief Morley Googoo on Re-election

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates Nova Scotia/Newfoundland Regional Chief Morley Googoo on Re-election March 13, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today congratulated Nova Scotia /Newfoundland Regional Chief Morley Googoo on his re-election by Chiefs in the region on Friday, March 10 in Halifax. “I offer my […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2017289 Views

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National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits

Credits: Assembly of First Nations Published on Mar 9, 2017 National Chief Perry Bellegarde Video Message – National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits.

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2017635 Views

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AFN National Chief Statement on C omments by Conservative Senator Beyak on Residential Schools

AFN National Chief Statement on C omments by Conservative Senator Beyak on Residential Schools March 9, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today in response to remarks by Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak expressing her positive views of the Indian residential schools: “It’s disappointing that […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 2017523 Views

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AFN Marks International Women’s Day: “Be Bold for Change”

AFN Marks International Women’s Day: “Be Bold for Change” March 8, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is marking International Women’s Day on March 8 by honouring First Nations women and Indigenous women around the world for their continuing contributions to improving the lives of Indigenous peoples, and encouraging everyone to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 2017444 Views

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Update on Day Scholars Class Action

Press Release View FAQ’s  View Form  Vancouver, March 1, 2017 The Representative Plaintiffs in the Day Scholars Class Action anticipate a busy few months ahead as discussions with Canada’s Ministerial Special Representative, Tom Isaac move into high gear. Following Mr. Isaac’s appointment by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the two sides have […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 2017537 Views

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Energy Forum Draft Agenda Available! AFN National Energy Forum – Inclusive Prosperity in our Energy Future – March 22-23, 2017

ENERGY FORUM DRAFT AGENDA AVAILABLE! AFN National Energy Forum – Inclusive Prosperity in our Energy Future – March 22-23, 2017 Greetings, Please be advised that the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Energy Forum – Inclusive Prosperity in our Energy Future will be taking place March 22-23, 2017 in Ottawa, ON.  Find the draft agenda […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2017340 Views

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