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AFN National Chief Says Draft Agreement between Wet’suwet’en and Ministers of the Crown a Positive Signal of Progress

AFN National Chief Says Draft Agreement between Wet’suwet’en and Ministers of the Crown a Positive Signal of Progress (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the announcement of a draft agreement with the Wet’suwet’en and the federal and provincial governments is a positive signal that progress is being made […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202039 Views

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AFN National Chief Statement on Wet’suwet’en Nation

AFN National Chief Statement on Wet’suwet’en Nation (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today on the situation in Wet’suwet’en Nation territory and the arrests by the RCMP: “People should never be criminalized for standing up for their lands. Our thoughts are for the safety and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202031 Views

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AFN National Chief Statement on Situation in Wet’suwet’en Territory

AFN National Chief Statement on Situation in Wet’suwet’en Territory (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today on the situation in Wet’suwet’en Nation territory and actions by the RCMP in the area, including the kilometer 39 checkpoint: “I am urging peace and I condemn any acts […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202027 Views

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Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project February 4, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Following the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision today on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the federal government must ensure that First Nations’ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202030 Views

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An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and Families

An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and Families NOVEMBER 8, 2019 New federal child welfare legislation, An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children youth and families, is coming into force on January 1, 2020. This legislation will bring significant positive changes to First Nations Child and Family Services, while […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202056 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Addresses United Nations General Assembly Urging Action on Indigenous Languages and Support for an International Decade on Indigenous Languages

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Addresses United Nations General Assembly Urging Action on Indigenous Languages and Support for an International Decade on Indigenous Languages December 17, 2019 (New York City, New York): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde addressed the full United Nations (UN) General Assembly today and spoke forcefully about the need […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201963 Views

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AFN National Chief Calls Passing of British Columbia’s Legislation on the UN Declaration a “Historic Achievement” and Urges Canada to Enact Federal Legislation

AFN National Chief Calls Passing of British Columbia’s Legislation on the UN Declaration a “Historic Achievement” and Urges Canada to Enact Federal Legislation (Ottawa, ON): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls the passing of British Columbia’s Bill 41, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, a historic achievement that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201955 Views

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Assembly of First Nations in Court to Challenge Government’s Attempt to Overturn Human Rights Tribunal Ruling on Compensation for First Nations Children and Families

Assembly of First Nations in Court to Challenge Government’s Attempt to Overturn Human Rights Tribunal Ruling on Compensation for First Nations Children and Families (Ottawa, ON): The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is in federal court on Monday, November 25 to oppose the federal government’s Judicial Review of the recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201952 Views

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Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations 3rd Annual National Water Symposium and Tradeshow November 20-22, 2019

Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations 3rd Annual National Water Symposium and Tradeshow November 20-22, 2019 TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2019 – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting its 3rd Annual National Water Symposium and Tradeshow from November 20-22, 2019, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, ON. The theme this year is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201965 Views

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Decade-long, mega-study finds barriers to access to healthy traditional foods are eroding food security for First Nations

Decade-long, mega-study finds barriers to access to healthy traditional foods are eroding food security for First Nations OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2019  – Today, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the University of Ottawa, and Université de Montréal released the draft results of the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES). The FNFNES presents, for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201977 Views

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