As we head in to the busy summer months, we look forward to showcasing First Nations driving change and achieving success both in our communities and in urban centres.
Flooding is a situation faced by many First Nation communities across the country on an annual basis, and generally, the more remote the community, the more severely the effects of the flood are felt. This year those severely affected are the First Nation communities in the Prairie Provinces and British Columbia and Nova Scotia on the coasts of Canada; from severe storms, runoff from snowmelt that leads to groundwater saturation, overflowing rivers and lakes, to sea-storm surges.
As the spring season begins to warm the earth, we extend greetings to all of you.
Video - National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo delivers the closing keynote at Connecting Water Resources 2013
Connecting Water Resources 2013: Changing the Water Paradigm.
On March 21, 2013 the latest federal budget was announced.
The Assembly of First Nations National Executive
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is pleased to offer
First Nations citizens have just witnessed one of the most important chapters in our recent history. Through the pressure of the grassroots, the sacrifices made by Chief Spence and her fellow strikers, and the work of many regional Chiefs and the National Executive of the AFN, we have seized the attention of Canadians and of this government.
Further to the January 4, 2013 agreement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to meet with a delegation of First Nation leaders in Ottawa on January 11, 2013, the Assembly of First Nations National Executive Committee immediately began coordination efforts, and is pleased to offer this update.