16/04/21 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls for Implementation of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commented today on the Private Member’s Bill put forward by Roméo Saganash, NDP Member of Parliament for Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou (QC), C-262 - An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

16/4/21 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Statement on Earth Day 2016: Work With First Nations for a Healthier Planet

(Ottawa, ON): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today marked Earth Day by calling on Canadians to work collaboratively with First Nations to build a stronger economy and a healthier planet through sustainable development. 

16/4/14 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Daniels Decision Shows “Colonial Laws Are Collapsing, Time to Build a New Relationship”

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision in Daniels v Canada is yet another example that colonial laws like the Indian Act are collapsing and First Nations and Canada must build a renewed nation-to-nation relationship. 

16/4/11 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Calls For Immediate Action to Deal with State of Emergency in Attawapiskat First Nation

 Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today called for immediate action and long-term support for community based prevention strategies in response to the state of emergency declared by the leadership of Attawapiskat First Nation to address the overwhelming number of suicide attempts in the northern Ontario First Nations community.

16/4/8 AFN Marks World Health Day with Call to Action to Fight Diabetes in First Nations Communities

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said that World Health Day, marked on April 7 with this year’s theme being “Beat diabetes”, is an opportunity to take action to address the diabetes epidemic in First Nations communities. 

16/4/1 Assembly of First Nations’ Indigenous Public Safety and Policing Forum a Step Toward Change and Real Justice for Indigenous Peoples

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Indigenous Public Safety and Policing Forum took place today in Regina, Saskatchewan, bringing together more than 80 delegates and speakers, including AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

16/3/22 AFN National Chief Says Federal Budget a Significant Step in Closing the Gap for First Nations

Today’s federal budget is a significant step in closing the gap in the quality of life between First Nations peoples and Canadians and beginning the process of reconciliation, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says.

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