National Chief Says Report on Violence Against Indigenous Women Supports Need for Immediate Action and a National Public Inquiry
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said the research study released today by the Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women is a valuable contribution to the discussion on the need for a national inquiry into the national crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and thanked the Coalition members for their work and commitment.
Indigenous organizations, together with Carleton University, will host a Peoples’ Gathering this week in coordination with the National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
National Roundtable On Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls To Gather Families, Indigenous Leaders, Premiers, Federal And Provincial Ministers
Indigenous women and girls are three times more likely to be victims of violence than non-Indigenous women. In a 2014 report, the RCMP estimated 1,181 cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in the country since 1980 - 164 are missing, 1,017 were homicides.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stated that the recent report by the Wellesley Institute entitled “First Peoples, Second Class Treatment” is an important contribution to addressing the current issues facing First Nations people in the health care system and provides useful recommendations to address these challenges.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Calls for Immediate Investigation and Action in Wake of Tragic House Fire at Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation in Saskatchewan
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today issued the following statement on the tragic house fire at Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation in Saskatchewan that claimed the lives of two young children
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Acknowledges Life and Work of Tonya Gonnella Frichner, International Advocate for Indigenous Peoples
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commented today on the life and work of Tonya Gonnella Frichner, a well-known and respected international advocate for Indigenous women and all Indigenous people, who passed away February 14 after a decade-long battle with cancer.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Statement on the Tragic Car Accident in Saskatchewan that Claimed the Life of Five People
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde offered the following statement on Tuesday’s tragic car accident, near Regina (SK), that claimed the lives of five people including two First Nations citizens
Jordan’s Principle Report releases new research on Gaps in services for First Nations Children in Canada
On a day dedicated to supporting the need for fair and proper services for First Nations children, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), together with UNICEF Canada, The Canadian Paediatric Society, McGill University and the University of Michigan released a report that highlights the inequity experienced by First Nations children who need government services.
On a day dedicated to a national dialogue on Mental Health, Bell Let’s Talk Day, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is announcing the release of a national framework addressing mental wellness among First Nations in Canada.