22/2/17 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Federal Law and Policy Reform Must Proceed in Full Partnership with First Natio

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today said the federal government’s Working Group of Ministers responsible for a review of laws and policies related to Indigenous peoples must work in partnership with First Nations to fully respect the rights of First Nations.

22/2/17 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blacks t ock of FNCFCS to Mark Ten Year Anniversary of Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Caring Society, are holding a press conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the filing of the historic child welfare complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission and provide an update on activities since the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s decision on January 26, 2016.

16/2/17 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on the Loss of NAN Elder an d Second World War Veteran Jack Wynne: “We Will Always Remember His Courage and His Commitment”

Assembly of First Nations’ National Chief, Perry Bellegarde today issued the following statement on the passing of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Elder Jack Wynne, a Second World War veteran from Moose Cree First Nation and the last surviving veteran from Moose Factory, who passed away February 15

14/2/17 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Sixties Scoop Court Decision: “Children of the Sixties Scoop Deserve Justice”

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomed today’s decision by the Ontario Superior Court in the Sixties Scoop class-action lawsuit. 

9/2/17 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Access to Clean Drinking Water a Basic Human Right

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today regarding the David Suzuki Foundation report on First Nations drinking water in Ontario titled Glass half empty? Year 1 progress toward resolving drinking water advisories in nine First Nations in Ontario

9/2/17 Assembly of First Nations Extends Congratulations to Northern Cree Singers for Their Nomination and Upcoming Performance at 59th Annual Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulates Northern Cree Singers for their latest Grammy Awards nomination as well as their upcoming performance as part of the Premiere Ceremony.

3/2/17 Assembly of First Nations Marks World Cancer Day

In advance of World Cancer Day on February 4, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day urged First Nations, federal, provincial, and territorial governments and regional health care experts to work collaboratively to meet the nine targets of the World Cancer Declaration. 

12/1/17 Assembly of First Nations National Chief on the Passing of Arthur Manuel: “A Strong Voice for Our Peoples and Rights”

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde offered condolences and prayers to the friends and family of Arthur Manuel, a past Chief of the Neskonlith Indian Band in British Columbia and a leading activist and advocate for Indigenous rights, who passed away on January 11, 2017.

10/1/17 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes New Federal Cabinet, Says First Nations Priorities Require Government-wide Commitment

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s federal cabinet shuffle is an opportunity to remind all cabinet ministers that First Nations priorities require action by all ministers and departments in partnership with First Nations leadership. 

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