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. 

Assembly of First Nations Responds to the Federal Government’s Announcement of Funding for First Nations Schools – Investment Falls Short of Real Needs

 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) commented today on the federal government’s announcement of funding to construct and repair First Nations schools, which appears to be the amount already allocated in the 2014 federal budget that established $500 million over seven years beginning in 2015-16 for a new First Nations Education Infrastructure Fund.

Assembly of First Nations Recognizes International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Launches Outreach in Preparation for National Roundtable

In advance of the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women acknowledged globally every November 25, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for Alberta Cameron Alexis reiterated the need for concrete action and tangible results in addressing violence against Indigenous women and girls and achieving safe and secure communities.

Assembly of First Nations Recognizes National Child Day, Calls for Action to Achieve Justice and Fairness for First Nations Children

Assembly of First Nations recognizes today, November 20, as National Child Day, stating that First Nation children are the most vulnerable in Canada and action is needed to ensure fairness, justice and opportunity for so they can achieve their full potential. 

AFN Welcomes BC Supreme Court Order on Personal Credits for Education

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is pleased with a court order granting interim relief which will allow former students of Indian residential schools to submit their applications for personal credits for education programs until a final decision is made on a deadline extension.

Assembly of First Nations Praises Strength of Rinelle Harper and Family, Commends Police Action and Public Support

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for Alberta Cameron Alexis today offered his thoughts and prayers to the family of 16 year old Rinelle Harper and the community of Garden Hill First Nation as they come together to support Miss Harper who was brutally assaulted in Winnipeg on November 8.

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