9/2/15 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Presents Federal Election Priorities for First Nations and Canada to Close the Gap

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today presented priorities for the upcoming federal election that will close the gap in quality of life between First Nations people and Canadians.

8/31/15 AFN National Chief Says NDP Announcement Makes Strides to Address Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s announcement by Leader of the New Democratic Party Thomas Mulcair makes strides to address violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

8/31/15 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Present Priorities for Federal Election

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will present his vision for closing the gap in quality of life between First Nations people and non-Indigenous Canadians at a press conference this week where he will outline the AFN’s priorities for the upcoming federal election.

8/31/15 Assembly of First Nations and RBC Announce Heroes of Our Time Scholarship Recipients

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and RBC are proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Heroes of Our Time (HOOT) scholarships. The Heroes of Our Time scholarships acknowledge and celebrate the success of Aboriginal post-secondary students in achieving their educational goals. 

AFN BULLETIN - IRSSA Personal Credits for Education - August 2015

The application process for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) Personal Education Credit is coming to a close and will be complete by August 31, 2015.  As of June 1, 2015 approximately 30,712 applications (acknowledgement forms) had been submitted to Crawford Class Action Services which is administering the process on behalf of the Government of Canada.  As of August 15, 2015 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada indicates that approximately 23,404 redemption forms had been received and approximately 13,127 personal credits had been paid out to former students of Indian Residential Schools. 

8/27/15 Assembly of First Nations Congratulates FSIN and Government of Saskatchewan on Memorandum Agreement on First Nations Education

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulated the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) and the government of Saskatchewan on the signing of their Memorandum Agreement yesterday on First Nations education that recognizes and respects their respective obligations and responsibilities to improve education for First Nations students and moves toward First Nations control of First Nations education in Saskatchewan.

AFN BULLETIN - Non-Insured Health Benefits Joint Review

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) have undertaken a Joint Review of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program with the following objectives

Assembly of First Nations Congratulates Chiefs of Ontario and Government of Ontario on Political Accord

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulated the Chiefs of Ontario (COO), Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day and the government of Ontario on the signing of their Political Accord earlier today, affirming a commitment to work together within a government-to-government relationship that will frame joint priorities and actions.

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