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National Chief Bulletin July 2015

National Chief Bulletin July 2015 Update on the AFN 36th Annual General Assembly – July 7-9, Montréal, Québec The Assembly of First Nations 36th Annual General Assembly (AGA) took place July 7-9, 2015 in Montréal, Québec. More than 1,000 delegates and observers gathered in Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) territory to discuss key issues and plan strategies and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2015383 Views

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Statement in response to government’s review announcement

July 24, 2015 By Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C. Representative for Children and Youth The provincial government announced today that it has hired an external contractor to review “matters arising from Judge Walker’s recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling.”  Because this sort of contracted review is in my experience unprecedented, and to avoid public confusion given government’s use […]

by pmnationtalk on July 27, 2015364 Views

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Joint Statement: Canada must take action on the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s Concluding Observations released today

(Ottawa, July 23, 2015) The state of human rights in Canada has seriously deteriorated since the United Nations Human Rights Committee last reviewed Canada’s record a decade ago. Today the Committee released its concluding observations and recommendations to Canada on its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). They reflect the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2015428 Views

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Independent review of ministry practice launched

July 24, 2015 In partnership with the Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC), the Ministry of Children and Family Development has asked Bob Plecas, a highly respected former deputy minister, to lead an independent review into matters arising from Judge Walker’s recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling. In addition to technical and subject matter expertise, the CWLC […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2015323 Views

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United Nations Human Rights Committee calls for national action on murders and disappearances of Aboriginal women and girls

(Ottawa, July 23, 2015) In its Concluding Observations issued today, the United Nations Human Rights Committee called on Canada to take immediate, co ordinated action on murders and disappearances of Aboriginal women and girls. The Human Rights Committee calls on Canada to conduct a national public inquiry, as recommended by the United Nations Committee on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 20151028 Views

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Public Statement – UN human rights report shows that Canada is failing Indigenous peoples

Indigenous peoples and human rights groups say that a new United Nations report on Canada’s human rights record should be a wake-up call for all Canadians. The UN Human Rights Committee, which regularly reviews whether states are living up to their obligations under the binding International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,  today made more […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2015236 Views

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Treaty Commission Congratulates Parties on Wuikinuxv Agreement-in-Principle Signing

July 23, 2015 VANCOUVER – Today is a significant occasion for Wuikinuxv Nation, British Columbia and Canada. The Treaty Commission congratulates all three parties on signing an Agreement-in-Principle (AiP). “This is the second AiP signing this year, demonstrating the tangible progress that is being made in the treaty negotiations process. The Treaty Commission commends the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2015435 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Says UN Human Rights Committee Report More Evidence on Need to Close the Gap Between First Nations and Canada, Way Forward is Action on First Nations Rights

  July 23, 2015 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Says UN Human Rights Committee Report More Evidence on Need to Close the Gap Between First Nations and Canada, Way Forward is Action on First Nations Rights (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stated that today’s five year review […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2015299 Views

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Parliamentary Secretary Mark Strahl to participate in treaty milestone with Wuikinuxv Nation and the Province of British Columbia

Please be advised that Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, will be joined by the Honorable John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, British-Columbia, and Alexander Chartrand, Chief Negotiator for Wuikinuxv Nation, for a teleconference regarding a significant treaty announcement. Teleconference date: Thursday, July 23, 2015 Time: […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2015317 Views

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B.C. passes Liquefied Natural Gas Project Agreements Act

July 21, 2015 Legislation passed today in the legislature enabling LNG project agreements sets the stage for unprecedented levels of investment, job creation, and economic activity, announced Premier Christy Clark. “Liquefied natural gas represents an extraordinary opportunity for people throughout the province,” said Premier Christy Clark. “This legislation sets the stage for building a clean, […]

by pmnationtalk on July 22, 2015329 Views

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