AFN Marks 7th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: “Giving Life to the Declaration Will Move All of Canada Forward”

On Saturday September 13, 2014, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will mark the 7thAnniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UDRIP) by the UN General Assembly.  Indigenous leaders across Canada have been consistently advocating for the federal government to uphold and implement the principles of the UN Declaration which Canada officially endorsed in November 2010. 

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Expresses Need to Support Indigenous Youth on World Suicide Prevention Day

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Ghislain Picard reminds First Nations and all Canadians of the importance of empowering and supporting Indigenous peoples across the globe to make all efforts toward healthy living, which includes community-based suicide prevention. 

New Approach Needed on Comprehensive Land Claims Policy Respectful of Aboriginal Rights and Title

 Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Ghislain Picard commented on today’s release by the federal government of an interim policy on comprehensive claims entitled Renewing the Comprehensive Land Claims Policy: Towards a Framework for Addressing Section 35 Aboriginal Rights.

Robinson-Huron Treaty Chiefs File Statement of Claim Against Ontario and Canada Calling on the Crown to Honour its Promises and Provide Resource Revenues from the Treaty Territory

Chiefs from the Robinson-Huron Treaty territory, acting on behalf of some 30,000 beneficiaries of the 1850 Robinson-Huron Treaty, have taken significant legal action by filing a Statement of Claim today naming the Crown in right of Canada and the Crown in right of Ontario regarding the longstanding failure of the Crown to raise annuities as agreed to under the Treaty.

Assembly of First Nations Says “Back to School” is a Time to Commit to Action for First Nations Children and First Nations Control of First Nations Education

On a day when many children, students and teachers are returning to school, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is calling for all Canadians to join First Nations in committing to action on education for First Nations children based on the principle of First Nations control of First Nations education. 

Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Renewed Call by Premiers for National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Action Required to End Violence Now

Following a meeting with Premiers and Territorial leaders in Charlottetown, PEI today, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Ghislain Picard welcomed renewed support for a National Commission of Inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada, and further stressed the importance of immediate action by the Government of Canada, First Nations and all regions to end violence and address its root causes. 

Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Meet with Premiers

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Ghislain Picard will join other national Aboriginal leaders at a meeting with Premiers and Territorial Leaders in advance of the Council of Federation meeting taking place this week in Charlottetown, PEI. 

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.

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