Assembly of First Nations Says Special Committee Report Disappoints Victims and Families of Missing and Murdered Women and Girls and Calls on Government to Take Real Action: National Indigenous Leaders to Meet Monday to Plan Action
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo stated today that the report of the Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women disappoints victims and families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and does not go far enough to address the issue, adding that the leaders of national Indigenous organizations will be meeting to discuss immediate action to address this issue.
National Chief Marks Launch of Creative Workshop to Produce a National Commemorative Marker for Residential Schools
(Ottawa, ON) – Today, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn-A-in-chut participated in the launch of the week-long Creative Workshop to create a commemorative marker for residential schools. Five Indigenous artists from across Canada are working together at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa, ON to create a national commemorative marker that will honour the experiences of students and survivors of Indian residential schools.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo expressed support for those gathering in Ottawa today to commemorate the life of Loretta Saunders and to further the call for a National Public Commission of Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.
Assembly of First Nations and Aboriginal Healing Foundation Host Creative Workshop to Create Commemorative Marker for Residential Schools – Ottawa, March 6-12
(Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN), together with the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF), is bringing together Indigenous artists from across Canada this week to Ottawa where they will create a national commemorative marker that will honour the experiences of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students of Indian residential schools. The markers will be placed in communities where children attended residential schools or on or near the sites of former residential schools.
Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association Media Advisory - Memorial and Rally for Loretta Saunders to be held on Parliament Hill on Wednesday, March 5
Cheryl Maloney, President of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association will be in Ottawa along with Holly Jarret, a family member of Loretta Saunders, to host a memorial and rally tomorrow on Parliament Hill to renew the call for a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today expressed support for the Feathers of Hope First Nations Youth Action Plan released this morning in Ottawa and called for action within all First Nation communities and by all levels of government to support and empower First Nations youth driving innovative solutions based on their needs and priorities.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) today welcomed the arrival of the Omushkegowuk Walkers to Ottawa, Ontario, arriving after a walk from Attawapiskat First Nation in Omushkegowuk territory that began on January 4.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today offered congratulations to all athletes that competed at the XXII Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, including the Indigenous athletes on Team Canada.