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.

Assembly of First Nations Responds to Federal Fiscal Update, Calls for Urgent Investments in First Nations Families and Communities

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) responded to today’s federal Fiscal Update delivered by Finance Minister Joe Oliver that projects five straight years of budget surpluses starting in the 2014-15 fiscal year.  The AFN is calling for urgent and much-needed investments in First Nations families and communities to address years of under-funding and reallocation of funds for First Nations. 

Assembly of First Nations Urges All Peoples to Remember and Acknowledge Voluntary Contributions of First Nation Veterans and Families

As people across this country pay tribute to Canadian veterans, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for NWT Bill Erasmus urges everyone to reflect on the tremendous contributions of First Nation soldiers and military personnel both in times of conflict and peace.   

Assembly of First Nations and RBC Foundation Announce Heroes of Our Time Scholarship Recipients and Creation of the Elijah Harper Memorial Award

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and RBC Foundation are proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Heroes of Our Time (HOOT) scholarships. The Heroes of Our Time scholarships are an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the success of Aboriginal post-secondary students in achieving their educational goals.

Announcement of Candidates for the Office of National Chief

The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, responsible for the December election of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief

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