Assembly of First Nations Acknowledge Sinclair Inquiry Report, Highlights Continued Need for Action on Equitable Health Care for First Nations

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde today stated strong disapproval for the decision by the Government of British Columbia to go forward with the construction of BC Hydro’s Site C Dam project.  “The dam does not make sense legally, environmentally or economically.”  

AFN National Chief Calls for Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Site C Dam Hydro Project

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde today stated strong disapproval for the decision by the Government of British Columbia to go forward with the construction of BC Hydro’s Site C Dam project.  “The dam does not make sense legally, environmentally or economically.”  The dam would flood the Peace River Valley from Fort St. John to the existing Peace Canyon Dam west of Hudson’s Hope, as well as the mouths of the Halfway and Moberly Rivers.  Treaty 8 First Nations, in particular, have expressed serious concerns that their lives, lands and traditions will be adversely affected by this project.

AFN Welcomes Court Decision to Extend Deadline for Indian Residential Schools Personal Credits for Education Program

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is pleased with today’s court decision to extend the deadlines for the Indian residential schools personal credits for education program, and wants to see existing administrative concerns addressed quickly so that residential schools survivors can more easily access the program.

Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly Closes in Winnipeg: First Nation Leaders Elect Perry Bellegarde as new AFN National Chief

First Nation leaders from across Canada gathered at the Special Chiefs Assembly for the past three days and elected former Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN).

AFN Opens 2014 Special Chiefs Assembly and National Chief Election by Honouring Rinelle Harper and Family

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) today opened its 2014 Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a gathering that will include the election of a new National Chief starting tomorrow.

Assembly of First Nations Recognizes Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Continues Plans for February 2015 National Roundtable

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for Alberta Cameron Alexis is urging all Canadians to join First Nations in a moment of silence tomorrow, December 6, on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (White Ribbon Day), and to remember the more than 1,100 missing or murdered Indigenous women in Canada and all families impacted by violence. 

First Nation Leaders, Elders and Citizens to Gather in Winnipeg, MB for AFN Special Chiefs Assembly and Election of National Chief

First Nation leaders from across Canada will gather in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 9-11, 2014 for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) and election for AFN National Chief.

AFN Offers Condolences on Passing of Elder and Veteran Alex Van Bibber

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Executive Committee offers condolences to the family and friends of Alex Van Bibber, 98, who passed away in a Calgary hospital today. 

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