16/07/28 Assembly of First Nations Calls for Action to Support and Protect First Nations Territories from Husky Energy Oil Spill in North Saskatchewan River System
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart and Saskatchewan Regional Chief Bobby Cameron today expressed concerns about the Husky Energy oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River system impacting First Nations territories. The spill was discovered on July 20 and is estimated at 1,572 barrels of emulsion.
16/07/28 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Federal Decision to Remove Sex-Based Discrimination from Indian Act Welcome but Renews Call for First Nations to Establish Processes to Move Beyond Indian Act
In response to the Superior Court of Quebec decision in Descheneaux et al., v. Canada, the Government of Canada today announced its intent to eliminate discriminatory sex-based language in the Indian Act. Sex-based discrimination undermines the fundamental human rights of First Nations women and girls. To that end, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says this move is long overdue but highlights the ongoing need for First Nations to exert jurisdiction, create our own laws and move beyond the Indian Act entirely.
16/7/27 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Responds to New Addition to Reserves Policy
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said the Government of Canada’s new policy on Additions to Reserve (ATR) unveiled today must lead to a more streamlined, effective and transparent process as one avenue to enhancing the landbase for First Nations.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde has issued the following statement in learning of the untimely passing of Mike Pinay of Peepeekisis First Nation (Saskatchewan)
16/7/21 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls on Premiers to Work with First Nations to Achieve Change and Results
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde met yesterday with premiers in Whitehorse, Yukon at the annual Council of the Federation meeting and called for commitments to action aimed at change and results for First Nations people, emphasizing the need for immediate movement on First Nations child welfare.
16/7/14 Assembly of First Nations Youth Council Elects New Co-Chairs Jennifer O’Bomsawin and Andre Bear at AFN’s 2016 Youth Summit in Niagara Falls, ON
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is pleased to announce that the AFN Youth Council, the national group representing First Nations youth from each of the AFN’s 10 regions across Canada, has elected two dynamic new Co-Chairs to advocate on behalf of the unique rights and priorities of First Nations youth in Canada.
16/7/14 Assembly of First Nations Women’s Council Elects Deputy Grand Chief Denise Stonefish as Chair, Set Priorities for First Nations Women and Girls
The Assembly of First Nations is pleased to announce that Deputy Grand Chief Denise Stonefish of Delaware Nation (Turtle Clan) has been elected as the new Chair of the AFN Women’s Council.