Assembly of First Nations Concludes 35th Annual General Assembly: National Chief Election Set for Winnipeg December 2014

The 35th Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly (AGA) concluded today in Mi’kmaq territory Halifax, Nova Scotia, where more than 1,100 First Nation leaders, Elders and youth gathered from across the country this week to address priority issues and set direction and strategy for the coming weeks and months. 

First Nations Leaders Continue Calls for Action on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

First Nation leaders, women’s groups, elders and youth today gathered in a Circle of Hope in Halifax today, offering a special tribute to missing and murdered Indigenous women during the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly taking place at the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre this week.  

First Nation Leaders & Women’s Groups Host Circle of Hope Tribute to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

HALIFAX:  Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) President Michele Audette, together with Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association (NSNWA) President Cheryl Maloney, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief Cameron Alexis and First Nations leaders, Elders and supporters will host a special tribute for Missing and Murdered Indigenous women during the AFN Annual General Assembly taking place at the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre this week. 

Assembly of First Nations Responds to Supreme Court of Canada Keewatin Decision

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) today commented on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Andrew Keewatin Jr. et al. v. Minister of Natural Resources et al. (Ont.), a case dealing with Treaty No. 3 rights and the ability of the Province of Ontario to take up lands subject to the Ojibways’ right to hunt and fish in this territory. 

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Assembly of First Nations and The Holmes Group Celebrate Completion of the “G’WIIGWAAMNAANIIN” (Building Homes & Building Skills) Project and First Nations Sustainable Housing Standards Dedication Ceremony in Atikameksheng

 The Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and The Holmes Group today celebrate the completion of the “G’WIIGWAAMNAANIIN” (Building Homes & Building Skills) pilot project for housing and infrastructure in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek in Ontario. 

Assembly of First Nations Hosts 35th Annual General Assembly in Halifax July 15-17

First Nation leaders, Elders and youth from across the country will gather in Mi’kmaq territory next week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 35th national Annual General Assembly (AGA) taking place at the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre July 15-17

Assembly of First Nations Supports Legal Action by Four Alberta First Nations Against the Federal Government on Unsafe Drinking Water

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Executive Committee supports the legal action against Canada on unsafe drinking water brought forward by four Alberta First Nations: Sucker Creek First Nation, Ermineskin Cree Nation, Kainai Nation (Blood Tribe) and the Tsuu T'ina Nation.

Assembly of First Nations Statement on Gino Odjick

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Quebec/Labrador Regional Chief Ghislain Picard, as official spokesperson for the AFN, offered the following statement on the news from former NHL player Gino Odjick that he is battling a terminal illness:

Assembly of First Nations Congratulates Tsilhqot’in National Government on Landmark Legal Victory at Supreme Court of Canada, Calls on Federal Government to Work with First Nations on New Approaches to Support Real Reconciliation with First Nations

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) today commented on the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision in William v. Canada, a case dealing with the nature and scope of Aboriginal title and governance over Aboriginal title lands.  The Tsilhqot’in Nation took the case to the country’s highest court to defend their title and rights to their traditional territories in the central interior of British Columbia seeking a declaration of Aboriginal title.

Assembly of First Nations Announces Annual General Assembly to take place in Halifax July 15-17

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Interim Regional Chief for Nova Scotia/Newfoundland Jaime Battiste along with Assembly of Nova Scotia Chiefs Co-Chair and Glooscap First Nation Chief Sidney Peters today announced plans for the AFN 35th Annual General Assembly taking place July 15-17 in Mi’kmaw territory in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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