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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, 2019387 Views

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The Assembly of First Nations calls for all governments to be swift and diligent in supporting First Nations during the State of Emergency in Manitoba

The Assembly of First Nations calls for all governments to be swift and diligent in supporting First Nations during the State of Emergency in Manitoba OTTAWA, Oct. 12, 2019 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart call for all governments to immediately ensure First Nations and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2019418 Views

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AFN TECHNICAL BULLETIN – Chronic Wasting Disease

AFN TECHNICAL BULLETIN – Chronic Wasting Disease October 1, 2019 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is providing this Bulletin to all First Nations to share some important information on an environmental health issue that is affecting deer, elk, moose and caribou. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease that affects species in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 2019432 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Win in Residential Schools Compensation Case “A Victory for Justice and for Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools”

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Win in Residential Schools Compensation Case “A Victory for Justice and for Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools” (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde called today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in J.W. v. Canada (Attorney General) an important victory […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 2019512 Views

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AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap

AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap (Ottawa, ON) – In advance of World Health Day, First Nations from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba this week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Mental Wellness Forum.  More than 500 First Nations citizens, health providers and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 2019538 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Statement on Departure of Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott from Liberal Caucus

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Statement on Departure of Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott from Liberal Caucus April 3, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released the below statement following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement to remove Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott from Liberal caucus. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 2019478 Views

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Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations Convening National Mental Wellness Forum in Winnipeg, Manitoba April 2-4, 2019

Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations Convening National Mental Wellness Forum in Winnipeg, Manitoba April 2-4, 2019 OTTAWA, March 29, 2019 /CNW/ – Hundreds of First Nations leaders, mental wellness experts, health organizations, government officials and those with lived experience will gather in Winnipeg April 2-4, 2019 for the first-ever national AFN Mental Wellness Forum […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 2019447 Views

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Broken Systems Failed Tina Fontaine – AFN Says Coordinated Action Required to Implement Manitoba Child Advocate Report’s Recommendations

Broken Systems Failed Tina Fontaine – AFN Says Coordinated Action Required to Implement Manitoba Child Advocate Report’s Recommendations (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the report released today by the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth underscores the need to address long-standing failures in approaches by governments across […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2019412 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach (Ottawa, ON) – Following the introduction of federal legislation on Indigenous child welfare today in Parliament, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said that First Nations children are the first priority […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 2019383 Views

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AFN-Canada Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Priorities Meeting

January 23, 2019 On January 14, 2019, the National Chief, members of the Executive Committee and other Chiefs met with Prime Minister Trudeau and members of his Cabinet as part of the AFN-Canada Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Priorities. The Prime Minister and the National Chief co-chaired this meeting, the first of three meetings that […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2019363 Views

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