Communiqué from Regional Chief Stan Beardy - August 2014

One of my tasks as the portfolio holder for health on the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Executive Committee is to maintain communication with leadership and communities on the AFN’s work related to health. Summer 2014 continues to be very busy including a number of significant developments on a few key files. 

Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences to Tina Fontaine Family and Faron Hall, Demands Action to End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls and Root Causes

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Ghislain Picard today offered condolences to the family, friends and community of Tina Fontaine, and further demanded immediate action to better ensure the safety and security of Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

Assembly of First Nations Announces Release of Ontario Regional Report of First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is pleased to announce the release of the Ontario (ON) Regional Report from the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES), now available online at www.fnfnes.ca.

Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences to Family and Community of Samantha Paul: Calls for Immediate Action to Ensure Safety and Security for Indigenous Women and Girls

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for Alberta Cameron Alexis today offered condolences to the family, friends and community of Samantha Jane Paul, a member of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Band in British Columbia who went missing in September 2013 and whose remains have now been found and identified as announced yesterday by Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Chief Shane Gottfriedson.

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Acknowledges International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Ghislain Picard today acknowledged the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples that is observed each year on August 9.

Assembly of First Nations Calls for Immediate Action to Limit Impacts of Mount Polley Mine Tailings Pond Breach in British Columbia

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) today called for immediate action to address and limit any potential impacts of the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach in British Columbia.

RCMP partners with the NWAC and AFN on awareness campaign

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) have partnered on an awareness campaign featuring three new posters. The posters released today focus on preventing family violence, raising awareness about the importance of the timely reporting of missing persons, and highlighting why every detail counts in a missing person’s case.

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Congratulates Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak on Re-election

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Ghislain Picard today offered the following statement on the re-election of Derek Nepinak (Pine Creek First Nation) as Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs:

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.  

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