10/2/16 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Opens First Nations Forum on Energy: Setting Priorities - Calls for “Inclusion, Balance and Diversity”

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today opened the AFN First Nations Forum on Energy: Setting Priorities in Vancouver, BC, calling for First Nations involvement in all aspects of decision-making, planning and development related to the energy sector. 

10/2/16 ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS MANITOBA REGIONAL CHIEF ON CHANGES TO MANITOBA CHILD WELFARE REPORTING

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for Manitoba Kevin Hart says the Manitoba government must do more to support First Nations children and families.

10/2/16 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Calls for Justice, Dialogue in Federal Resource Revenue Class Action Suit

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today expressed his support for Poundmaker Cree Nation (SK) and Onion Lake Cree Nation (SK), in initiating a class action lawsuit in federal court claiming a breach of fiduciary duty on the part of the Indian Oil and Gas Canada (IOGC) in its management of First Nations’ oil and gas resource revenues. 

4/2/16 Assembly of First Nations Hosts Forum in Preparation for Pre-Inquiry Report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson and AFN Women’s Council Co-Chair Therese Villeneuve will present a report to the Government of Canada based on input received today at the AFN Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Pre-Inquiry Forum held in Enoch Cree Nation.

04/02/16 Assembly of First Nations Calls For New Approach to Cancer Control

On World Cancer Day, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde, together with AFN Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day, calls on First Nations, federal and provincial governments and regional health care experts to work together to strengthen approaches to First Nations cancer control. 

03/02/16 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Congratulates B.C. First Nations on Great Bear Rainforest Agreement

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today congratulated First Nations in British Columbia for their role in achieving the Great Bear Rain Forest Agreement, a major agreement amongst the provincial government, environmental organizations, industry and 26 First Nations that prohibits logging in 85% per cent of forested lands.

29/1/16 AFN BULLETIN - Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls - AFN Pre-Inquiry Forum in Edmonton, Alberta

In preparation for the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), together with the AFN national Women’s Council, is hosting a one day forum bringing together First Nation citizens, one expert/representative from each region and additional experts and guest speakers.

27/1/16 AFN National Chief Congratulates AFN Quebec-Labrador Regional Chief Ghislain Picard on Re-Election

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulated Regional Chief Ghislain Picard on being re-elected today by acclamation to represent the Quebec-Labrador region on the AFN National Executive.

26/1/16 Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Historic Decision by Human Rights Tribunal, Calls for Action Now to Achieve Fairness for First Nations Children and Families

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomes the decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) today that the Government of Canada has discriminated against First Nations children and families on reserve since the beginning of residential schools, and is calling for immediate action by the federal government to work with First Nations to ensure safety, fairness and equity for First Nations children and families.

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