Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today issued the following statement to mark Canada Day on July 1, 2016
16/6/30 AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Urges Manitoba Government to Cooperate Fully with Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for Manitoba, Kevin Hart, stated today that the Province of Manitoba should cooperate fully in supporting and participating in a national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, in light of reported statements by Manitoba’s Justice Minister that there are concerns about the inquiry’s potential terms of reference.
16/6/29 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Thunder Bay Inquest Recommendations; Renews Call to Strengthen Support for First Nations Youth
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports calls for federal and provincial action on the 145 recommendations of the Thunder Bay inquest concerning the lives of seven First Nations youth, who died tragically after leaving their remote reserve communities to attend school.
16/6/29 Newly-Released 2014 Statistics Canada Report on Victimization of Aboriginal Peoples Underscores Need for Action Now to Close the Gap
A new report released by Statistics Canada examining the tragically higher proportion of violence faced by Indigenous peoples underscores the need for urgent action, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today. The report, Victimization of Aboriginal people in Canada, 2014, covers a number of forms of violence or victimization, including but not limited to sexual assault, robbery and physical assault.820
16/6/24 Building new relationships: AFN & IPAC collaborate on professional development day for senior First Nation administrators
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) are proud to announce their collaboration on a Professional Development Workshop for First Nation Government Administrators taking place Monday, July 11, 2016 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the day before the AFN Annual General Assembly.
16/6/23 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Supports Youth Walk of Hope on Suicide Awareness and Action
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today expressed support for the young people of the Mushkegowuk First Nation communities, commending their leadership as they set out on the Youth Walk of Hope. The youth will trek more than 865 kilometers to raise awareness of the suicide pandemic in First Nations communities e James Bay region, but in all native communities across the country.and their calls for positive change towards a better future.
16/6/22 Inherent and Treaty Rights Must be Front and Centre says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde in Response to Federal Announcement of Review of Environmental Legislation
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde responded to the announcement by the federal government that Canada will review several key pieces of environmental assessment and protection legislation.
16/6/20 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks 20 Year Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day
For twenty years, June 21 has marked National Aboriginal Day in Canada. The day, which aligns with the summer solstice, is an important opportunity to celebrate the many remarkable achievements, vibrant diversity and heritage of Indigenous peoples. Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde made the following statement acknowledging this important day:
16/6/14 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Welcomes Immediate Mental Wellness Funding and Support for First Nations Communities in Crisis
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today welcomed the immediate investments in mental wellness for First Nations announced today by the Government of Canada.