Assembly of First Nations National Chief Marks National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, To Appear Before Special Parliamentary Committee
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, together with AFN Alberta Regional Chief Cameron Alexis, will appear this evening before the Special Parliamentary Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women, established to propose solutions to the root causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls.
National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo Pays Tribute and Respect to Chief Reg Maloney: “A Remarkable Leader”
Today, National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo offered the following statement and condolences on the passing of Reg Maloney, who served for two decades as Chief of Indian Brook First Nation in New Brunswick:
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today acknowledged Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week beginning December 1, offering the following statement:
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Seriously Concerned by Coal Spill in Alberta Affecting First Nations
The Assembly of First Nations today expressed serious concern over the lack of a timely response to the coal spill at the Obed Mountain Mine in Alberta on October 31, 2013. Similar to other recent spills in northern Alberta, First Nations are concerned about the downstream and transboundary impacts of such spills.
Assembly of First Nations Comments on Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator: Aboriginal Inmates Vastly Over-represented in Federal Prison Population
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo commented on the 40th Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator tabled yesterday in Parliament. The National Chief noted the alarming findings on the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the federal prison population.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Responds to Auditor General Report on Emergency Management on Reserves
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today expressed the need for action on the recommendations of the Auditor General of Canada urging the federal government to work with First Nations to improve and coordinate emergency management in First Nation communities.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today offers condolences to the communities of Yellowknife and Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories following the passing of Mr. Charlie Delorme, an Indian residential school survivor who donated much of his settlement compensation to charities.
First Nations Youth Set New 5 Year Action Plan for Progress on Priorities as Assembly of First Nations 4th National Youth Summit Closes
First Nations young people from across Canada concluded the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 4th National Youth Summit today in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan by setting a 5 year action plan for change and progress to address their priorities.
Assembly of First Nations Recognizes National Child Day, Calls for Rights Recognition and Implementation
While hundreds of First Nations young people gather for a National Youth Summit taking place in Saskatoon this week, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, together with the national executive and AFN Youth Council recognizes National Child Day, continuing calls for rights recognition and implementation for the fastest growing segment of the population.
Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Commitments of Provinces and Territories to Work Together on Improving Outcomes for First Nations - Calls for Action from all Jurisdictions
Yesterday, members of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Executive participated in a meeting of the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group (AAWG), a forum established in 2009 that includes provincial and territorial Ministers of Aboriginal Affairs and leaders from National Aboriginal Organizations.