Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences to Family of Elder Noel Knockwood

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today offered condolences to the family and friends of Mi’kmaq Grand Council Keptin Noel Knockwood who passed away at hospital in Truro, Nova Scotia yesterday.

Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences on Passing of The Hon. Jim Flaherty

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today offered prayers and condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of former Finance Minister the Honourable Jim Flaherty, who served as an elected representative in the Ontario and federal government for a total of almost twenty years.  Mr. Flaherty passed away at his Ottawa home earlier this afternoon. 

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Says First Nations Must Drive Next Steps in First Nations Education

 Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo responded to today’s tabling by the federal government of legislation on First Nations education titled “An Act to establish a framework to enable First Nations control of elementary and secondary education and to provide for related funding and to make related amendments to the Indian Act and consequential amendments to other Acts”

First Nations control of First Nations Education - A framework to achieve success in First Nations education

Beginning in 1972, First Nations engaged a formal conversation with Canada to advance a vision of First Nations control of First Nations Education (FNCFNE). Canada responded by affirming the policy and assuring that Canada was committed to realizing the learning goals in FNCFNE.

Assembly of First Nations Expresses Concern Over Government of Canada’s Legal Challenges on Specific Claims Tribunal Decisions

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo expressed concern regarding the Government of Canada's decision to apply for a judicial review of another decision by the Specific Claims Tribunal, in this case the Williams Lake Indian Band village sites claim. This is the second time Canada has applied for judicial review of a decision by the Tribunal, an adjudicative body mandated to resolve specific claims in a fair and impartial manner. 

Assembly of First Nations Recognizes Earth Hour 2014

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) today recognizes Earth Hour 2014, taking place this Saturday, March 29 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at which time people are asked to turn off all their lights in their homes and businesses to highlight their commitment to the environment and the planet.

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