6/26/17 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde becomes First National AFN leader to march in Toronto’s 37th Annual Pride Parade

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today he was honoured to accept an invitation to march in Toronto’s 37th annual Pride Parade on June 25th and he looks forward to becoming the first AFN National Chief to march in the parade. 

6/21/17 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Name Change for June 21: ‘National Indigenous Peoples Day’

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations Nation Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the new name for June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day – as a name consistent with the international recognition of Indigenous peoples and consistent with AFN resolution calling for the name change.

6/15/17 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Commits to Action on an Indigenous Languages Act to Protect and Strengthen First Nations Languages

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today participated in a joint announcement with the Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, on the co-development of an Indigenous Languages Act aimed at revitalizing, protecting, recovering, and maintaining Indigenous languages. 

6/14/17 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Stands for Gender Equality and the Elimination of Discrimination Under the Indian Act

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stands for gender equality and is calling for a thorough and effective response to end discrimination under the Indian Act’s treatment of entitlement to Indian status and band membership. 

6/12/17 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Prime Minister Trudeau Sign Agreement to Ensure Progress on First Nations Priorities

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committing to regular, ongoing engagement between First Nations and the Government of Canada to ensure progress and momentum on First Nations priorities.

6/5/17 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks World Environment Day

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today marked World Environment Day, reminding everyone of the contributions First Nations have made and continue to make as stewards of the land and the need for First Nations to be involved in all efforts to protect, sustain and respect the environment. 

06/02/17 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks TRC Report Anniversary – Calls for Faster Results

On the second year anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today said the work of reconciliation must accelerate.

6/1/17 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Encourages all Canadians to Celebrate First Nation Cultures and Languages in Recognition of National Aboriginal History Month

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde encourages First Nations and all Canadians to take part in cultural events and other celebrations in honour of National Aboriginal History Month held every June and National Aboriginal Day on June 21. 

5/29/17 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Supports Rally for the Peace River Valley: Indigenous and Treaty Rights Must Be Honoured in Proposed Site C Dam Project

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stands with First Nations in Treaty 8 and all those participating today in the Rally for the Peace River Valley on Parliament Hill calling for a halt to the proposed Site C dam and respect for First Nations rights. 

5/26/17 National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Canada Must Act Now to Protect First Nations Children and Implement Jordan’s Principle

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls on the federal government to act immediately on today’s Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling to ensure safety, fairness and equity for First Nations children. 

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