05/29/15 Statement by AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Comments by Supreme Court Chief Justice that Canada Attempted to Commit “cultural genocide” Against Aboriginal Peoples

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde made the following statement today regarding comments by Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin that Canada attempted to commit “cultural genocide” against Aboriginal peoples

05/27/15 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Host Press Conference on Reconciliation as the Way Forward

During the closing events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Ottawa next week, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will share his vision of reconciliation at a press conference Monday. 

05/22/15 Assembly of First Nations National Chief congratulates Craig Makinaw on election as Alberta Regional Chief

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulates Craig Makinaw on his election today as Alberta Regional Chief and welcomes him to the AFN National Executive. He will be taking office on July 1st, 2015.

05/13/15 Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Participate at International Cooperation Days 2015 Conference “Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges”: Will Speak at Closing Plenary “Leaving No One Behind: Indigenous Perspectives

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will be at the Palais des Congrès in Gatineau (QC) on Thursday May 14th to participate in the session “Leaving No One Behind: Indigenous Perspectives on the Sustainable Development Goals” at the International Cooperation Days 2015 conference. The National Chief will speak to the work required in Canada to ensure the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are fully realized and achieved.  He will deliver a keynote speech along with Edwin Vasquez, General Coordinator of the Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin. 

05/06/15 AFN National Chief Says Defeat of Bill on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Undermines Government’s Commitments to First Nations and Canadians

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says that today’s vote in the House of Commons to defeat Private Member’s Bill C-641, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, undermines Canada’s claims to be a country that respects and acts on the human rights of Indigenous peoples. 

05/1/15 Assembly of First Nations Acknowledges Aboriginal Diabetes Awareness Day, Celebrates Healthy Living Initiatives

To mark National Aboriginal Diabetes Awareness Day, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Regional Chief Roger Augustine call for continued support for initiatives promoting healthy living and diabetes prevention among First Nations.

04/28/15 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Says Recommendations by Auditor General Must Be Implemented in Coordination with First Nations

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Government of Canada must act on the recommendations in a report today by the Auditor General of Canada and work with First Nations to improve access to health services in remote First Nation communities.

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