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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Urges Premiers for Action in Partnership, Presses Federal Government to Come to the Table

  July 15, 2015 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Urges Premiers for Action in Partnership, Presses Federal Government to Come to the Table (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde met today with premiers in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador and delivered the message that all governments – including the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015567 Views

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AFN Submission to Canada’s Premiers July 2015 – Closing the Gap

AFN Submission to Canada’s Premiers July 2015 – Closing the Gap Closing the Gap: Seeking Reconciliation, Advancing First Nations Well Being and Human Rights The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) welcomes the opportunity to meet with Premiers of the Provinces and Territories at your annual meeting. This is the 13th time we have met in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015418 Views

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AFN National Chief Responds to Apology by Pope Francis for the Catholic Church’s Role in Colonialism

July 10, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commented today on Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s letter instructing her cabinet to conduct a review of all provincial policies, programs and legislation with regard to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to implement the Declaration […]

by aanationtalk on July 13, 2015439 Views

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First Nations Mobilizing to Drive Reconciliation and “Close the Gap” as Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly Closes in Montreal

  First Nations Mobilizing to Drive Reconciliation and “Close the Gap” as Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly Closes in Montreal MONTRÉAL, July 9, 2015  – First Nation leaders, youth and Elders from across Canada concluded the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 36th Annual General Assembly in Montreal today with a renewed commitment to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2015421 Views

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Closing the Gap: Advancing First Nations Well-Being & Human Rights

Closing the Gap: Advancing First Nations Well-Being & Human Rights Opening Keynote: National Chief Perry Bellegarde July 7, 2015 Montreal, Québec Tawaw kahkiyaw, okimâwak, nâpewak, iskwewak, kêhtêak, oskâyak. Okimaw piyisiw awasis nitisihkason. Miyo kisikaw anoch. It is now 6 months into my term as National Chief and the first time we are gathering since that […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2015246 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Convenes 36th Annual General Assembly in Montreal July 7-9

  Assembly of First Nations Convenes 36th Annual General Assembly in Montreal July 7-9 OTTAWA, July 3, 2015 – First Nation leaders, Elders and youth from across the country will gather in Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) traditional territory next week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 36th national Annual General Assembly (AGA) taking place at the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2015307 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Supports Universities Canada Indigenous Education Principles Aimed at Closing the Education Gap

Assembly of First Nations Supports Universities Canada Indigenous Education Principles Aimed at Closing the Education Gap June 30, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commends the leadership of Universities Canada in finding creative and new ideas to ensure that Indigenous students get the same opportunities as other Canadian […]

by aanationtalk on July 2, 2015385 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Marks 7th Anniversary of Apology for Residential Schools and Prime Minister’s Meeting with Pope Francis

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Marks 7th Anniversary of Apology for Residential Schools and Prime Minister’s Meeting with Pope Francis June 11, 2015 (Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today marked the seventh anniversary of the Prime Minister’s Statement of Apology to Former Students of Indian Residential Schools on […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2015333 Views

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Federal government should follow lead of Truth and Reconciliation Commission in recognizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as framework for reconciliation

Federal government should follow lead of Truth and Reconciliation Commission in recognizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as framework for reconciliation June 9, 2015 Indigenous peoples’ organizations and human rights groups are calling on federal, provincial, and territorial governments to follow the lead of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in calling […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2015398 Views

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Statement by AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Comments by Supreme Court Chief Justice that Canada Attempted to Commit “cultural genocide” Against Aboriginal Peoples

Statement by AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Comments by Supreme Court Chief Justice that Canada Attempted to Commit ” cultural genocide” Against Aboriginal Peoples May 29, 2015 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde made the following statement today regarding comments by Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin that Canada attempted to commit “cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2015218 Views

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