16/05/31 AFN National Chief Calls on All Provinces and Territories to Commit to Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action

In advance of the one year anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action and in response to yesterday’s apology and commitment to reconciliation by the Ontario government, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls on all provinces and territories to work collaboratively with Indigenous peoples to set real benchmarks and timelines for change.

16/5/30 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls for Legislation to Implement UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today participated in a seminar for MPs, Senators, and their staff on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration), urging all parties to work cooperatively with Indigenous peoples on measures to adopt and implement the Declaration in Canada.

16/5/27 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates Francis Kavanaugh on Election as Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulates Francis Kavanaugh on his election on Wednesday May 25, 2016 as Ogichidaa, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3.  Grand Chief Kavanaugh was elected through the Traditional Selection process in Wauzhushk Onigum (Rat Portage) during the Treaty #3 Chiefs Spring Assembly. 

16/5/27 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Funding Announcement on First Nations Employment, Training and Labour Market

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today said the federal government’s announcement of funding and support to strengthen the First Nations labour market is a step in the right direction to address decades of underfunding. The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Canada made the announcement on Wednesday May 25, 2016 during the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Spring Legislative Assembly.

16/5/25 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Major Investments in First Nations Healthcare by Province of Ontario

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomed today’s announcement by the Province of Ontario on significant new investments in Indigenous healthcare. 

16/05/12 MEDIA ADVISORY - Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Lead AFN Delegation at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues as of May 12, 2016

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will be at the 15th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York, NY on May 12. 

16/5/9 Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Lead AFN Delegation at United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will participate in the 15thSession of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York, NY this week. 

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