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First Nations Priorities Require Sustained Attention and Action by New Federal Cabinet – AFN National Chief

on July 19, 2018

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde encourages continued attention, action and direct engagement with First Nations to advance priorities and reconciliation as new federal cabinet portfolios were announced yesterday.

“First Nations priorities are this country’s priorities, and regardless of who leads each portfolio we want to see action and momentum from cabinet members and all of government,” said AFN National Chief Bellegarde. “I encourage continued and enhanced efforts to work directly with First Nations to advance priorities based on respect for and implementation of rights, title, jurisdiction and the overall goal of reconciliation.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced changes to the federal cabinet at Rideau Hall in Ottawa yesterday. Changes impact 10 members of cabinet. It was noted that Minister Pablo Rodriguez is replacing Mélanie Joly as Minister of Heritage and Multiculturalism. That Ministry has been overseeing work with First Nations and Indigenous peoples on the Indigenous Languages Initiative and the Indigenous Languages Act. As well, Minister Carolyn Bennett is now Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, with the Northern Affairs portfolio under Minister Dominic Leblanc.

“I acknowledge Minister Joly’s work with First Nations to revitalize and strengthen First Nations languages, and the efforts to co-develop Indigenous languages legislation expected to be tabled this Fall,” said National Chief Bellegarde.  “We need to continue sustained efforts and engagement in this area to ensure legislation is ‘distinction-based’ and supports the diverse approaches of First Nations. The changes to the Crown-Indigenous Relations file can allow for more focus on this important priority, but we still need to ensure there is coordinated work for First Nations in the north both in cabinet and across the bureaucracy. First Nations Treaties and our rights, title and priorities cut across all cabinet responsibilities and all of government.”

 

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Assembly of First Nations
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Assembly of First Nations Says a National Strategy Developed with First Nations is Essential to Achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals in Canada

on July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018

(New York, NY) – On behalf of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Treaty 6 Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild is participating this week at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations headquarters in New York, NY.  Grand Chief Littlechild spoke to the work Canada must undertake with First Nations to meet international sustainable development goals, including respecting Canada’s international human rights commitments and obligations to Indigenous peoples.

“First Nations must be full partners in achieving truly sustainable development, to meet the 2030 goals, and to close the gap in the quality of life between First Nations and Canada,” said Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild following the release of Canada’s voluntary national review on its progress on achieving goals set out in Agenda 2030.  “This requires a robust national strategy co-developed with First Nations. The strategy must include mutually agreed-to mechanisms to share Crown revenue.  The violation of our Treaty rights and our right to self-determination respecting our lands and resources has entrenched and maintained a longstanding gap in socio-economic outcomes.  First Nations must be fully involved and drive approaches to addressing and closing the socio-economic gap and rights must be respected and upheld.”

The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations Economic and Social Council is taking place July 9-18. This is the main forum to ensure States are accountable for commitments in the 2030 Agenda, which includes 17 sustainable development goals adopted by the United Nations in September 2015.  Canada presented a Voluntary National Review on its progress toward its goals yesterday. Grand Chief Littlechild’s comments are in response to this review.

“First Nations priorities and perspectives were not included in the development of either the Millennium Development Goals or the successor Sustainable Development Goals,” said Grand Chief Littlechild.  “We need a better approach. The Assembly of First Nations is offering to work with Canada to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and this effort must include working together on better ways to collect and analyze data and to evaluate progress.  The UN Declaration should be the framework for measurement, in collaboration with First Nations on a nation-to-nation basis to ensure sustainable development goals contribute to First Nations’ own priorities for sustainable development and do not negatively affect our rights and priorities respecting development.”
The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.  Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

 

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Assembly of First Nations Delivers Strong Statement to UN on Requirement of Free, Prior and Informed Consent

on July 11, 2018

(Ottawa, ON) – On behalf of the Assembly of First Nations, Treaty 6 Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild is participating this week at the meeting of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples underway in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting includes focus on an international study on “free, prior and informed consent” as set out in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Grand Chief Littlechild, who is also a former Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, is delivering statements on the requirement of free prior and informed consent on behalf of the AFN and several members of the Coalition for Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

“The voices of Indigenous peoples in Canada must inform this international study on free, prior and informed consent, a critical and essential component of international law,” said Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild. “Free, prior and informed consent is an integral aspect and expression of Indigenous peoples’ inherent right of self-determination. It is a standard of rigorous human rights protection made necessary by the entrenched patterns of colonialism, racism and other forms of discrimination that have marginalized and dispossessed Indigenous peoples. The final study by the Expert Mechanism must clearly and explicitly express that it is not enough for states, including Canada, to merely commit to ‘seek the consent’ of Indigenous peoples in an attempt to fulfill the obligation of free, prior and informed consent. Further, whenever free, prior and informed consent applies to the actions of States and other third parties, they must ensure that decisions proceed only if Indigenous peoples give their free, prior and informed consent.”

The AFN is in Geneva this week to contribute to this international study on free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) in international law. FPIC is an international human rights standard that member states of the United Nations must meet prior to any development or decisions that can affect Indigenous peoples’ rights in their territories, their lives and well-being.

The Coalition for Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples brings together Indigenous Nations and organizations, including AFN, as well as experts and human rights organizations in common purpose to advance understanding and full implementation of the UN Declaration and other international human rights standards.

The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

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613-292-0857 mobile
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Technical Bulletin – Planning for a Distinct First Nations Labour Market Strategy

on June 29, 2018

June 2018

This Bulletin is an update from the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) on planning for a Distinct First Nations Labour Market Strategy.

Planning for a Distinct First Nations Labour Market Strategy

In keeping with First Nations objectives to be self-determining and have greater control over programs and services for First Nations citizens, the AFN Economic Sector has been working with First Nations leaders and their technical networks to coordinate a new strategy for First Nations Labour Market Development in Canada. The basis for the new strategy is a First Nations infrastructure supported by new fiscal arrangements. With this step, the First Nations component of the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) will transition into a self-contained delivery system. It is expected that the achievement of measured labour market outcomes by the system will validate the underlying strength of enhanced First Nations government relationships, continuation of existing delivery organizations, and a renewed commitment to results.

This work is being undertaken with the guidance of resolutions from the AFN Chiefs-in-Assembly, the Chiefs Committee on Human Resources Development (CCHRD), and the First Nations Technical Working Group on Human Resources Development (FN-TWG). The formulation of the new strategy is based on input from technicians from the First Nations agreement holders. The adoption of a new framework will be based on a mutual agreement with the Government of Canada.

A distinct First Nations framework governed by institutional capacity to guide the strategy is proposed. This structure will have defined and clear authorities to meet the goals of the strategy, including how members are appointed, terms of appointment, and qualifications required.  While labour market services and results are led by First Nations and their agencies, additional capacity will be established to enhance delivery and services to make the strategy work. Key responsibilities include liaison with the federal government, research and development, capacity building for delivery organizations, communications and reporting.

One of the most prominent elements of the strategy based on a new level of autonomy will center on a new fiscal relationship that acknowledges First Nations jurisdiction and the adoption of a national First Nations model for funding agreement holders.  This will be a key aspect to step away from the existing historical model based on “Aboriginal” funding to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) regions and then to “Aboriginal” agreement holders, some of which are First Nations. In addition to establishing a First Nations envelope, it is anticipated that a long-term predictable funding plan will follow that includes escalators for inflation and population in the agreement.

Another pillar of planning for the new strategy centres on communication. The flow of accurate and current information to and among the different types of stakeholders is expected to optimize the strategy. Active input from First Nations rights holders, targeted information for industry partners, and ongoing liaison with government will combine to maximize benefits.

The scope of this transition is ambitious. The adoption of an autonomous approach to First Nations labour force development is a solid example of a mature relationship between First Nations and Canada. The federal government will gain significant economies as many processes will move outside of government. The expected reporting and accountability provisions will meet contemporary Treasury Board guidelines and First Nations will have jointly delegated responsibility to a national delivery network with First Nations-based decision-making.

Budget 2018 has identified $1.2 billion over five years, and $235.7 million per year ongoing, for a First Nations Labour Market stream.  Work has begun to implement a new framework with a stronger focus on training for higher-quality jobs rather than rapid re-employment, and to assist First Nations people to gain greater skills and find jobs that will support long-term career success.

For more information please contact Judy Whiteduck, Director, AFN Economic Sector, at [email protected].

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AFN Regional Chief Hart Points Way Forward for Health Ministers and First Nations to Work Together to Ensure First Nations Do Not Fall Through Jurisdictional Gaps

on June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018

(Winnipeg, MB) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart participated in the meeting today of National Indigenous Organizations (NIOs) and Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Health, stating that they all must work together to close jurisdictional gaps to ensure all First Nations have access to healthcare supports and services, and that their care incorporates and values First Nations cultures.

“If we are truly committed to reconciliation, then we must ensure that all First Nations children and citizens have access to equitable supports and services that are provided to other people in Canada,” said AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart, who oversees the Social (Child and Family Services) portfolio for the AFN. “This means equitable access and equitable outcomes. It means recognizing that First Nations cultures, teachings and knowledge hold important lessons in how our children become well. The health of our people is a key test for the success or failure of our collective efforts at reconciliation.”

Regional Chief Hart focused his remarks today on two key areas for action: Jordan’s Principle and the implementation of the First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework (FNMWCF).  In 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the Government of Canada to fully implement Jordan’s Principle so that all First Nations children have access to essential services without jurisdictional delays, disruptions or denials. It is now a principle in Canadian law.

The First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework is designed to strengthen First Nations mental wellness programming and support appropriate integration between federal, provincial and territorial programs to ensure a continuum of culturally-relevant programs and services.  The Framework gives guidance how programs can work together across jurisdictions and across the social determinants of health to build strong Nations built on culture and community strength.

“The connection between these two priorities is that implementing Jordan’s Principle and the development of effective First Nations mental wellness systems requires involvement from the provinces and territories – not just the federal government – to close the jurisdictional gaps,” said AFN Regional Chief Hart. “Everyone at the table must work together to ensure First Nations children and citizens don’t fall through the gaps. Lives are at stake. No child should be without care or services.”

The FTP Health Ministers meet on a regular basis to discuss emerging and priority issues. This is the fourth meeting that Indigenous NIOs have been invited as part of the agenda. The AFN maintains that governments must work with all First Nations within their provinces and territories.

 

The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

 

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates Newly Elected Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald

on June 27, 2018

June 27, 2018

(Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulates the newly elected Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald, elected this morning at the 44th All Ontario Chiefs Conference hosted by Nipissing First Nation.

“On behalf of the entire AFN Executive Committee, I congratulate Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald on her victory today in a strong show of support by Ontario First Nations leadership,” said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. “I stand with her as she begins the important work ahead to ensure First Nations rights are upheld and First Nations children, families and citizens are supported and given every opportunity to succeed. She is the first woman elected to this position and this is yet another of her many accomplishments. She has tremendous experience as a Chief, Deputy Chief and Grand Chief and the AFN will benefit from her strong voice and insight, as will First Nations across the country. I honour all the candidates who took part in the election today and their willingness to serve their people.”

Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald is a member of Taykwa Tagamou Nation and began her political career at the age of 23 when she was elected Chief of her First Nation and served two separate terms.  She comes with 30 years of experience of working within First Nations political organizations, as Deputy Grand Chief of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation and Grand Chief of Mushkegowuk Council.

The Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and secretariat for collective decision-making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nations communities located within the boundaries of the province of Ontario.

 

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613-241-6789 ext. 282
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Jenna Young Castro
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Roy WhiteduckAssembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates Newly Elected Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald

AFN National Chief: Justice Demands Action Now to Show First Nations Lives Matter

on June 27, 2018

June 27, 2018

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the below statement following the not-guilty verdict in the trial of Peter Khill, who was charged with the second-degree murder of John Styres from Oshweken, Ontario.

“The family of Jon Styres is top of mind today. We see once again that Canada has a legal system, but not a justice system. This is the third trial verdict this year that tells First Nations that our lives do not matter, along with 30 years of documented systemic discrimination and racism in the Canadian justice system.  It also sends a troubling signal to Canadians that they will not face consequences for acts of violence they commit on First Nation individuals.

The treatment of First Nations in the justice system stands in stark contrast to other Canadians. First Nations are over-represented in the criminal justice system as offenders, yet their contributions to juries are not sought or welcomed.  Our youth are incarcerated at appalling rates because of unfair treatment by the legal system.  Justice in this country demands action now to address long-standing problems, end discriminative practices, ensure First Nations representation on juries and institute restorative justice. It’s time for all of us to stand up and say ‘First Nations lives matter’.”

 

The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.  Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

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On First National Indigenous Peoples Day, National Chief Calls for Passing of Bill C-262 as Framework for Reconciliation

on June 21, 2018

(Ottawa, ON) – On the first National Indigenous Peoples Day, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde urged all members of Parliament and the Senate to pass Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and ensure it receives Royal Assent in 2018.

“Bill C-262 provides the framework for reconciliation and a path towards closing the gap in the quality of life between First Nations and Canada. On a day focused on celebrating Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island, I urge all members of Parliament and the Senate to move now to ensure it becomes law as quickly as possible,” said AFN National Chief Bellegarde.

Private Member’s Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, will compel the Government of Canada to: fully implement the UN Declaration; work with First Nations and Indigenous peoples in consultation and cooperation to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the Declaration; work with First Nations and Indigenous peoples to develop a national action plan to achieve the objectives of the Declaration; and report annually to Parliament on progress.

“I encourage First Nations and all Canadians to stand proud today and celebrate the many accomplishments and contributions of First Nations to these lands. The opportunity before all of us now is to move forward together in the true spirit of reconciliation,” said National Chief Bellegarde.

While AFN advocated for the creation of a National Solidarity Day as early as 1982, June 21 has been designated “National Aboriginal Day” since it was announced in 1996 by former Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc. The new name, “National Indigenous Peoples Day”, was announced last June 21 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, making this year the first day marked with the new name.  The new name is consistent with international recognition and an AFN resolution calling for the change.

The month of June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada.  Through a month-long social media campaign, AFN is encouraging all Canadians to learn more about First Nations contributions, cultures, languages and ceremonies and to take part in events on or around June 21.

The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.  Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

For more information, please contact:

Jenna Young Castro
Communications Officer
613-241-6789, ext. 201
613-314-8157 mobile
[email protected]

Monica Poirier
Bilingual Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 282
613-292-0857 mobile
[email protected]

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Assembly of First Nations Election 2018 Announcement of Candidates for the Office of the National Chief

on June 20, 2018

OTTAWA, ON June 20, 2018 – The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, responsible for the July election of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, has received nomination papers in proper form from the following persons, listed below in alphabetical order by last name: 

  1. Bellegarde, Perry (Incumbent) – SK
  2. Diabo, Russ – QC
  3. North, Sheila – MB
  4. Richardson, Miles – BC
  5. Whitecloud, Katherine – MB

According to the AFN Charter, an Eligible Candidate must:

  • Be eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  • Be of First Nations ancestry;
  • Be a member of a First Nation community, in good standing with the AFN; and
  • Have 15 eligible electors, First Nations Chiefs, endorse their candidacy.

The 2018 Election for the Office of the National Chief will take place on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 during the AFN Annual General Assembly (AGA). The 2018 AGA is taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia on July 24-26, 2018.

The AFN Charter, Article 22 states that the National Chief shall be elected by a majority of sixty (60) percent of the votes. There are 636 voting members of the Assembly of First Nations. The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada.

Below is the campaign contact information for each candidate:

Mr. Perry Bellegarde
Media Contact: Jamie Monastyrski
Tel.: 613-612-7229
Email: [email protected]

Mr. Russ Diabo
Campaign Manager: Joanna Anaquod
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Sheila North
Campaign Manager: Jennifer Wood
Tel.: 204-805-2325
Email: [email protected]

Mr. Miles Richardson
Campaign Manager: Rita Kompst
Tel.: 604-734-5906
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Katherine Whitecloud
Email: [email protected]

For more information, please contact:

Loretta J. Pete Lambert,
AFN Chief Electoral Officer: 613-241-6789 ext. 133
or [email protected]

Jessica Quinn,
Assistant to the AFN Chief Electoral Officer: 613-241-6789 ext. 110
or [email protected]fn.ca

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Revitalizing First Nations Languages Demands Urgent Action: AFN National Chief to Meet with Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Culture and Heritage

on June 18, 2018

(Yellowknife, NWT) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will meet tomorrow with federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for culture and heritage at a roundtable discussion in Yellowknife, NWT. National Chief Bellegarde will urge all governments to work with First Nations on immediate action to revitalize, maintain, preserve and protect First Nations languages, highlighting First Nations-led work to co-develop legislation with Canada.

“Action to revitalize First Nations languages is an urgent priority for reconciliation,” said National Chief Perry Bellegarde. “Language is a right. Language is fundamental to who we are as First Nations peoples. Language is life. We’re working together with First Nations and the federal government on collaborative co-development of federal legislation. The provinces and territories can also work with First Nations to strengthen languages, and it’s encouraging to see this is already happening in some regions. There is a role for every government and every jurisdiction to work with First Nations. Let’s keep moving and maintain momentum as we approach 2019, the International Year of Indigenous Languages.”

The meeting of federal, provincial and territorial ministers and leaders of the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Métis Nation will take place in Yellowknife June 19 and continues dialogue launched at a ministerial level last August.

“There is a resurgence of First Nations people eager to learn their languages and those who want to revitalize and strengthen our languages,” said National Chief Bellegarde. “Our languages are the original voices of these lands. They are fundamental to who we are as peoples and as nations. Our language rights are protected as inherent, constitutional and human rights. I look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts to ensure First Nations languages are spoken in this land by the coming generations.”

National Chief Bellegarde will advocate action by all levels of government to support First Nations priorities and jurisdictional authority, including committing sustained, long-term investments that would foster fluency and regular use of First Nations languages within our homes, educational institutions and operations of First Nations governments and in federal and provincial government services.

The AFN has been working together with the Department of Canadian Heritage, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Métis Nation, to co-develop Indigenous languages legislation that is ‘distinction-based’, reflective of the different needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Legislation is expected to be tabled Fall 2018. Prime Minister Trudeau announced his commitment to co-developing an Indigenous Languages Act at the AFN’s Special Chiefs Assembly in December 2016 which reflects the Assembly of First Nations 2015 Closing the Gap policy advocacy document.

A 2017 Nanos poll indicates that 74% of Canadians support the creation of an Indigenous Languages Act to ensure the protection, preservation, revitalization and maintenance of Indigenous languages in Canada.

There are more than 58 distinct Indigenous languages and more than 90 distinct languages and dialects spoken in Canada. There are no First Nations languages considered to be safe.

The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.



For more information, please contact:

Jenna Young Castro
AFN Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext 201
613-314-8157 (cell)
[email protected]

Monica Poirier
Bilingual Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857
[email protected]

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