Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today offered condolences to the family and friends of Mi’kmaq Grand Council Keptin Noel Knockwood who passed away at hospital in Truro, Nova Scotia yesterday.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today offered prayers and condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of former Finance Minister the Honourable Jim Flaherty, who served as an elected representative in the Ontario and federal government for a total of almost twenty years. Mr. Flaherty passed away at his Ottawa home earlier this afternoon.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Says First Nations Must Drive Next Steps in First Nations Education
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo responded to today’s tabling by the federal government of legislation on First Nations education titled “An Act to establish a framework to enable First Nations control of elementary and secondary education and to provide for related funding and to make related amendments to the Indian Act and consequential amendments to other Acts”.
Assembly of First Nations Expresses Concern Over Government of Canada’s Legal Challenges on Specific Claims Tribunal Decisions
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo expressed concern regarding the Government of Canada's decision to apply for a judicial review of another decision by the Specific Claims Tribunal, in this case the Williams Lake Indian Band village sites claim. This is the second time Canada has applied for judicial review of a decision by the Tribunal, an adjudicative body mandated to resolve specific claims in a fair and impartial manner.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) today recognizes Earth Hour 2014, taking place this Saturday, March 29 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at which time people are asked to turn off all their lights in their homes and businesses to highlight their commitment to the environment and the planet.
In recognition of March 22 as United Nations World Water Day, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) joins other Indigenous peoples around the world in calling for attention and action to water environment issues facing Indigenous peoples.
Assembly of First Nations Says Special Committee Report Disappoints Victims and Families of Missing and Murdered Women and Girls and Calls on Government to Take Real Action: National Indigenous Leaders to Meet Monday to Plan Action
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo stated today that the report of the Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women disappoints victims and families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and does not go far enough to address the issue, adding that the leaders of national Indigenous organizations will be meeting to discuss immediate action to address this issue.
National Chief Marks Launch of Creative Workshop to Produce a National Commemorative Marker for Residential Schools
(Ottawa, ON) – Today, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn-A-in-chut participated in the launch of the week-long Creative Workshop to create a commemorative marker for residential schools. Five Indigenous artists from across Canada are working together at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa, ON to create a national commemorative marker that will honour the experiences of students and survivors of Indian residential schools.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo expressed support for those gathering in Ottawa today to commemorate the life of Loretta Saunders and to further the call for a National Public Commission of Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.