16/7/22 Assembly of First Nations Remembers Mike Pinay: A Lifelong Champion 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.

16/7/13 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sign Protocol to Strengthen Relationship and Cultural Awareness

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson today signed an agreement to promote relationship building and reconciliation between First Nations and the RCMP during today’s opening of Assembly of First Nations’ 37th Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Niagara Falls, ON. The Relationship Building Protocol includes joint commitments to develop systems to effectively address discrimination and racism in the RCMP, enhance respect for the fundamental rights of First Nations people, and to ensure public safety without discrimination.

16/7/12 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Opens AFN Annual General Assembly with Historic Agreement on New Fiscal Relationship Between First Nations and Canada

First Nations Chiefs, Elders and citizens from across the country gathered today to open the Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) 37th Annual General Assembly in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  The Assembly was marked by the signing of a historic memorandum of understanding which launches work to develop a new fiscal relationship between First Nations and Canada. The MOU was signed by AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to lay the groundwork for a new era of stable, sustainable and predictable funding for First Nations towards closing the gap in the quality of life between First Nations and Canadians. 

16/7/10 First Nations Youth Summit on Wellness - Youth Leading and Empowering Youth

The inaugural Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National First Nation Youth Summit on Wellness gathered today under the theme of the Thunderbird, a symbol that represents healing and renewal. First Nations youth from many territories identified their priorities for mental wellness, life promotion, the social determinants of health, breaking barriers and sparking life changing solutions. 

16/7/8 Assembly of First Nations Set to Convene at 37th Annual General Assembly July 12-14 in Niagara Falls, Ontario

First Nation leaders, Elders, youth and citizens from across the country are set to gather next week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 37th Annual General Assembly (AGA), to be held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre from July 12-14.  Chiefs and delegates will discuss key issues and determine strategy to advance First Nations priorities.

16/7/7 Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Much-Needed Federal Funding to Support First Nations Health Facilities

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has welcomed new investments in healthcare supports for First Nations communities in Manitoba, announced by the federal Health Minister on July 5.

16/07/01 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Comments on Northern Gateway Pipeline Decision by Federal Court of Appeal

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today congratulated the Gitxaala Nation, Gita’at First Nation, Haida Nation, Kitasoo Xai’Xais Band, Heiltsuk Tribal Council, Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’az-dli Whut’en for successfully defending the rights of their peoples following the decision by the Federal Court of Appeal to overturn approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline.

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