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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Responds to Eyford Report on Comprehensive Land Claims Policy Reform

      Assembly of First Nations National Chief Responds to Eyford Report on Comprehensive Land Claims Policy Reform April 8, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today  responded to the report by Ministerial Special Representative Douglas Eyford, “A New Direction: Advancing Aboriginal and Treaty Rights”.  The report, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 2015572 Views

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Assembly of First Nations to Host National Mental Wellness Policy Forum

Assembly of First Nations to Host National Mental Wellness Policy Forum March 24, 2015 (Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will open the national Mental Wellness Policy Forum taking place March 25 and 26 in Winnipeg, MB. DATE:                 Wednesday March 25, 2015 TIME:                  9:00 a.m. CT […]

by NationTalk on March 24, 2015341 Views

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Letter to Mr. Romeo Saganash from National Chief Bellegarde

Letter to Mr. Romeo Saganash from National Chief Bellegarde March 10, 2015 Mr. Romeo Saganash, MP Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou House of Commons, Confederation Building Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Dear Mr. Saganash: I am writing today to offer my unqualified support for Bill C-641, An Act to Ensure the Laws of Canada are in Harmony with the United […]

by NationTalk on March 24, 2015284 Views

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Deadline extended for the Heroes of Our Time (HOOT) 2015 scholarship – Medicine (Robert Smallboy Award)

AFN would like to announce that the deadline has been extended for the Heroes of Our Time (HOOT) 2015 scholarship in the category of Medicine (Robert Smallboy Award). The new deadline is now TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015. Note that this deadline extension only applies to the Medicine (Robert Smallboy Award) category. You can get all […]

by NationTalk on March 24, 2015229 Views

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AFN National Chief Tells House of Commons Committee to Withdraw Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Legislation

AFN National Chief Tells House of Commons Committee to Withdraw Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Legislation March 12, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today told the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security to withdraw Bill C-51, the proposed federal anti-terrorism legislation. “I am […]

by NationTalk on March 12, 2015301 Views

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Presentation to The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security – Bill C-51

Presentation to The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security – Bill C-51 Bill C-51 is the subject of a great deal of commentary and controversy.  First Nations have a long history in this country of dealing with laws that threaten our rights so we are always on guard against any legislation that could […]

by NationTalk on March 12, 2015283 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Responds to CEDAW Report Stating Canada has Committed “Grave Violation” of Rights of Indigenous Women, Continues Push for National Inquiry and Immediate Action

Assembly of First Nations Responds to CEDAW Report Stating Canada has Committed “Grave Violation” of Rights of Indigenous Women, Continues Push for National Inquiry and Immediate Action March 9, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the finding by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination […]

by NationTalk on March 10, 2015297 Views

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Second Notice ~ Invitation to Participate AFN Specific Claims Review: Expert based – Peoples Driven

~ SECOND NOTICE ~ INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE AFN SPECIFIC CLAIMS REVIEW: EXPERT BASED – PEOPLES DRIVEN The AFN has appointed an independent Expert Panel to hold hearings and receive contributions for the development of recommendations to improve the Specific Claims process. The Expert Panel members are: Delia Opekokew (Chair), Bryan Schwartz and Robert Winogron (both […]

by NationTalk on March 4, 2015292 Views

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“National Chief Acknowledges Final Report by Working Group on Natural Resource Development”

      National Chief Acknowledges Final Report by Working Group on Natural Resource Development (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today acknowledged the final report by the Working Group on Natural Resources Development, Advancing Positive, Impactful Change.  The report was publicly released today by members of the Working […]

by NationTalk on March 3, 2015273 Views

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National Chief Says Report on Violence Against Indigenous Women Supports Need for Immediate Action and a National Public Inquiry

National Chief Says Report on Violence Against Indigenous Women Supports Need for Immediate Action and a National Public Inquiry OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2015 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said the research study released today by the Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women is a valuable contribution to the […]

by NationTalk on February 26, 2015243 Views

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