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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls for Fundamental Changes in Justice System to Reflect Respect for Indigenous Women and Girls and First Nations Approaches to Justice

on May 24, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision inR v. Bartonincludes some positive steps but reinforces the need for fundamental changes to Canada’s legal system to ensure fairness and dignity for Indigenous women and girls, and respect for First Nations approaches to justice.

“I agree with the statement in today’s decision that ‘we can – and must – do better’ to address the failings of the justice system when it comes to Indigenous women and girls,” said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. “The decision includes some important changes to the law, notably instructions that judges must provide to juries in cases of sexual assault involving Indigenous women. Canada’s highest court is acknowledging the prejudices and biases against Indigenous women and girls, and the need for reform. I am disappointed that the case is being sent back for re-trial on the reduced charge of manslaughter. We will continue to push for fundamental change in the justice system to embrace First Nations approaches like restorative justice and respect for our peoples and rights.”

The AFN was an intervenor in R v. Barton. The AFN intervened in support of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and for more respectful treatment of Indigenous women in the justice system. Bradley Barton was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Cindy Gladue in June 2011 and a jury acquitted him following a month-long trial in 2015. In its submissions, the AFN argued the importance of the mandatory requirements of s. 276 of the Criminal Code to protect the equality and privacy rights of a victim, and the necessity for fair and balanced instructions to the juries regarding racial biases. The AFN also argued that the characterizations of Cindy Gladue during the trial perpetuated myths and stereotypes about Indigenous women that should not form any part of Canadian law.

“The lives of Indigenous peoples must be valued and we need to fix the broken systems that consistently suggests our lives are worth less than others,” said AFN BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee who holds the justice portfolio with the AFN.  “First Nations are underrepresented on juries and overrepresented in jails. This is why we continue to push for the support and implementation of restorative justice and to increase the representation of Indigenous people on juries and in the judiciary. We want all Canadians to stand with us in this work.”

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

For more information, please contact:

Jenna Young Castro
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Assembly of First Nations
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613-314-8157 (cell)
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Monica Poirier
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Assembly of First Nations
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857 (mobile)
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Sid LeeAFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls for Fundamental Changes in Justice System to Reflect Respect for Indigenous Women and Girls and First Nations Approaches to Justice

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Exoneration of Chief Poundmaker is a Step Towards Reconciliation: “A Peacemaker Who Wanted a Better Future for His People”

on May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is participating today in the exoneration ceremony for Chief Poundmaker and apology by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the National Historic Site at the Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.

“Reconciliation requires an honest understanding of our shared history, so we can move forward together,” said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde.  “All Canadians must know that Chief Poundmaker was a leader and a peacemaker who wanted a better future for his people. He fought for peace, not for war. He used his pipe, not a gun. Today’s exoneration of Chief Poundmaker and the Prime Minister’s apology are an opportunity to address a past injustice and correct the historical record. I honour the legacy of Chief Poundmaker and lift up the people of the Poundmaker Cree Nation for their long efforts to make today a reality. Without truth, there is no reconciliation.”

National Chief Bellegarde was invited by the leadership of the Poundmaker Cree Nation to witness the exoneration and to speak as part of the ceremony.

Chief Poundmaker, whose Cree name is Pîhtokahanapiwiyin, was a Plains Cree Chief from Treaty 6 territory.  He was known as a peacekeeper and defender of his people.  After the Battle of Cut Knife Hill, against government forces in 1885, he was charged with treason and sentenced to three years in prison.  He was released in 1886 because of poor health and died later that same year.  

 

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Monica Poirier
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Assembly of First Nations
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Assembly of First Nations
613-241-6789 ext 201
613-314-8157 (cell)
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Roy WhiteduckAFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Exoneration of Chief Poundmaker is a Step Towards Reconciliation: “A Peacemaker Who Wanted a Better Future for His People”

First Nation Led Processes: The Four Policies and Nation Building Forum – May 2019

on May 23, 2019

Assembly of First Nations Bulletin

First Nations from across Canada gathered in Treaty 6 Territory May 1 and 2, 2019 to discuss the barriers First Nations face in implementing their Treaty rights, inherent rights, title and jurisdiction.

The Four Polices and Nation Building Policy Forum was convened by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) following direction from Chiefs-in-Assembly.  Resolution 67/2018, Rejection of the Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework and Associated Processes directed AFN to hold a forum to facilitate discussion and establish First Nations principles to form the basis of an approach with the federal government.

This discussion and dialogue-based policy forum provided an opportunity for First Nations leaders, citizens, Elders and youth to discuss a path forward and the tools required to implement and enforce rights, title and jurisdiction.  Many concerns were raised by delegates and other First Nations citizens and groups. Major themes include the fact that only First Nations rights and title holders can and should identify their own path forward to implement their rights and that any approach forward together with the federal government must be led by First Nations and fully respect First Nations rights, title and jurisdiction.  Comments were unified among all groups and echo discussions from the September 2018 AFN National Policy Forum on Affirming First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction.

During the Forum, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett announced that the federal government has heard First Nations voices and concerns and has stopped their Rights Framework process.  Agreeing to a First Nations rights and Treaty holders-led process, the federal government has now backed away from a June deadline for this work and clearly stated that any new policies will be anchored in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and co-developed with rights holders.  There is now an opportunity for First Nations to direct the path forward to rebuild nations, implement Treaties and exert jurisdiction to develop their own laws to truly move beyond the Indian Act.

Minister Bennett also highlighted commitments made in Budget 2019 for Specific Claims research and acknowledged the ongoing call for a fully independent specific claims process while committing an additional $1.5 million dollars to support engagement with First Nations.

AFN will prepare a full report on the Forum for presentation at the AFN Annual General Assembly in Fredericton, New Brunswick July 23-25, 2019.  All Forum materials, presentations and Resolutions are available at www.afn.ca or by request.  Watch full footage of the Forum webcast here: https://www.afn.ca/national-policy-forum-2019/.

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Speaking to Empire Club on First Nations Priorities – May 22, 2019

on May 21, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will deliver a major speech on First Nations priorities on May 22, 2019 at the Empire Club in Toronto, ON. The speech will focus on current priorities and a new agenda for progress that will strengthen First Nations and Canada, including immediate priorities for the federal government and priorities as the country approaches the next federal election.

Event: Speech by AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde
 “First Nations’ Priorities Need to be Canadian Priorities”

Date and Time: 12 noon EDT, May 22, 2019

Location: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street
Toronto, ON

The speech is open to media and media can register onsite. Media are asked to be onsite by 12:15 pm, the speech will begin at 12:45 pm.

The speech will be webcast at http://www.mediaevents.ca/empireclub-20190522-bellegarde

 

 

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AFN National Chief Calls on Canada to Recognize Unceded Unsurrendered Algonquin Title of Indigenous Peoples Space in Ottawa

on May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the Algonquin Nation in their work to secure title to lands within Algonquin territory. This includes the future Indigenous Peoples Space – a property at 100 Wellington Street and adjacent properties, across the street from Parliament Hill in Ottawa announced by the Government of Canada in 2017 as a centre for Indigenous peoples.

“The space at 100 Wellington Street and the adjacent property will be an important space for all First Nations, Métis and Inuit leaders, governments and organizations to  conduct intergovernmental business and strengthen relationships,” said National Chief Perry Bellegarde.  “I support the Algonquin peoples in pressing for the Government of Canada to recognize that this future space is on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.  This will show a true act of reconciliation and acknowledgement of the important original relationship of partnership and sharing – that the First Peoples never gave up their rights in their traditional territories. This acknowledgement would set out the right approach for a space that will develop and grow based on the vision of the Algonquin peoples and all First Nations, Métis and Inuit.”

In a May 14, 2019 letter to federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett, National Chief Bellegarde urged the Government of Canada recognize the title of the Algonquin Nation and that it should do so in a manner that reflects and respects the protocols of the Algonquin Nation and meaningful engagement with First Nations.  This is consistent with AFN Resolution 29/2017 passed in July 2017.

“Indigenous Peoples have an inherent right to self-determination throughout our traditional territories,” said National Chief Bellegarde.  “The recognition of Algonquin title is integral to ensuring this project continues in a good way and sets a tone to lead to better outcomes for First Nations and Canada.  AFN looks forward to continued collaborative efforts with the Algonquin Nation, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Métis National Council and the federal government to ensure the future Indigenous Peoples Space will be a site for First Nations and other Indigenous peoples and governments to conduct intergovernmental business and advance their self-determination.”

The groups involved will be hosting an event at 100 Wellington this June, with details forthcoming.

 

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For more information, please contact:

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Assembly of First Nations
613-241-6789 ext 201
613-314-8157 (cell)
[email protected]

Monica Poirier
Bilingual Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857
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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Urges Committee Support for Federal Legislation focused on First Nations Jurisdiction for Care of Children

on May 9, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs today, speaking directly to e urgency of passing federal legislation on First Nations child welfare in this session of Parliament.

“Bill C-92 is focused on the safety, security and future of First Nations children in Canada, and it’s crucial this legislation pass before the end of June,” said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to members of the Standing Committee today. “The impact of the status quo child welfare system is felt every day in our families and communities. There is no greater gift from the Creator than our children. They deserve to grow up valued and connected to their families, cultures and nations.”

National Chief Bellegarde proposed specific areas to strengthen the bill together with Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Director of Indian Residential School Centre for History and Dialogue, Professor, Allard Law School, University of British Columbia.  Areas identified for strengthening include references to adequate funding, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, best interests of the child and Jordan’s Principle.

“No single legislative instrument will be enough on its own, but with First Nations jurisdiction paramount, we have a solid base for the change we need to see for our children and families,” said National Chief Bellegarde.  “Federal legislation sets a national framework and is a good first step to complement existing self-government agreements and while work at the regional and local levels continues. Bill C-92 recognizes and affirms the right to raise and take care of our children according to our own practices and values and to carry our languages and cultures forward from this generation to the next.”

An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, Bill C-92 was introduced in the House of Commons in February.  It was developed with direction from AFN Chiefs-in-Assembly and input by the AFN legislative working group which is comprised of technicians and experts from across the country drawing on years of advocacy and direction.

This legislation affirms First Nations jurisdiction and creates space for First Nations laws and practices regarding their families.  It respects rights in the context of implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which is the minimum international standard for the survival and dignity of Indigenous peoples. It sets out key principles that will prevent children from being removed from their homes unnecessarily, promotes children staying in their communities and nations and ensures the best interests of the child principle is understood and applied with a First Nations lens for our children and families.

 

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Roy WhiteduckAFN National Chief Bellegarde Urges Committee Support for Federal Legislation focused on First Nations Jurisdiction for Care of Children

Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Court Ruling to Uphold Federal Carbon Pricing Plan

on May 3, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) – Following a decision by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to uphold the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says carbon pricing is an important step to address what he calls “climate destruction” and the impacts of climate change.

“This is a positive step in supporting action on climate change and protecting our lands and waters for future generations,” said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. “First Nations are the original stewards of the land. We are the first to experience the impacts of climate change and we are leaders in fighting this greatest challenge of our time. It is crucial that governments work with First Nations to ensure our rights and our Elders’ traditional knowledge inform all actions in addressing climate change. We must ensure those plans don’t disproportionately impact the unique situation of First Nations, including communities dependent on diesel energy or lacking public transit. We look forward to working with all governments to support full engagement with First Nations to take action on climate change.”

The AFN intervened in the Saskatchewan case in mid-February where Saskatchewan challenged the constitutionality of the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act which was implemented in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba and New Brunswick April 1. The AFN argued that a national response that respects First Nations rights, title, jurisdiction and responsibilities is critical given the vulnerability of First Nations to climate change.

AFN Resolution 103/2017: Carbon Pricing Regimes calls on the federal Environment Minister to respect First Nations rights, title, and jurisdiction and responsibilities to their traditional territories and provides AFN with the mandate to develop innovative solutions to the unique circumstances of First Nations, including the possibility of revenue recycling mechanisms that minimize the disproportionate effects of carbon pricing on First Nations.

“First Nations are keen to work together with the federal government on a broad dialogue with provincial, territorial, and First Nations governments on the implementation of this approach and to ensure it respects the unique considerations of First Nations taxation,” said AFN Yukon Regional Chief Adamek, co-chair of the AFN Advisory Committee on Climate Action and the Environment. “Canada has also indicated that part of the carbon tax revenue will support municipalities, schools, hospitals, non-profit organizations and Indigenous communities. Governments need to work with First Nations directly, including those with modern agreements, to ensure equity in the allocation of these funds.”

First Nations are committed to the co-development of policies and regulations under the Act, as articulated in AFN Resolution 09/2018: Develop First Nations-Specific Solutions for the Green House Gas Pollution Pricing Act. This is consistent with the establishment of the AFN-Canada Joint Committee on Climate Action formed following the December 2016 First Ministers Meetings on the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Comms, @AFN_Updates.

For more information, please contact:

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Assembly of First Nations
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613-314-8157 (cell)
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Assembly of First Nations
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857
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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Involvement of First Nations in Columbia River Treaty Negotiations is the Right Move That Will Lead to Better Outcomes

on May 2, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomes a decision by the federal government to officially involve First Nations in the negotiations currently underway with the United States to modernize the Columbia River Treaty.

“The decision to include the Ktunaxa Nation, Secwepemc Nation and Syilx Okanagan Nation in the negotiations on the Columbia River Treaty is an important and necessary step,” said AFN National Chief Bellegarde. “Canada must respect the right of First Nations to be involved in any activities that affect their rights and their traditional territories. I have advocated for Canada to extend an official role for First Nations in negotiations of international agreements, and the AFN passed a national resolution supporting direct First Nation participation in Columbia River Treaty. Foreign Affairs Minister Freeland has done the right thing by including these First Nations. This should be part of a broader move to involve First Nations in all national and international negotiations where our rights can be impacted. There is the added benefit that involving First Nations leads to better decisions and better outcomes.”

Canada and the United States are currently negotiating to modernize the Columbia River Treaty, first signed in 1964 to develop hydroelectric power in the Columbia River Basin and control flooding. Decisions made under the Treaty have had many adverse effects on the First Nations involved, including damage to village and burial sites and damage to fish stocks, a traditional food source with cultural and spiritual significance. The three First Nations have had some input into the negotiations, but on April 26, Minister Freeland announced that representatives from the First Nations will participate as official observers in the negotiations. Chiefs-in-Assembly called for such a move in resolution 23/2018, First Nations Participation in the Re-negotiation of the Columbia River Treaty, passed by consensus at the AFN’s 2018 Annual General Assembly. The next round of negotiations takes place June 19-20 in Washington, D.C.

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Comms, @AFN_Updates.

For more information, please contact:

Jenna Young Castro
Senior Communications Advisor
Assembly of First Nations
613-241-6789 ext 201
613-314-8157 (cell)
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Monica Poirier
Bilingual Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
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613-292-0857
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Assembly of First Nations Participates in the 18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

on April 23, 2019

(New York City, NY) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) co-hosted an event today at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York called Achieving the Promise of the International Year of Indigenous Languages – Outcomes, Legacies and Future Work. This event is part of the annual sessions of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild spoke on behalf of AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde, stating: “Recognition and support of Indigenous languages is a vital aspect of implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”

Grand Chief Littlechild was honoured today by having the Ambassador’s board room named after him at the Canadian Mission.

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde said, “We lift up and honour Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild for his leadership and his long-term advocacy for Indigenous rights nationally and on the international stage. The AFN’s presence at these international forums helps advance our priorities and build bridges among all our peoples.”

The event was co-organized by the Assembly of First Nations and the Permanent Missions of Ecuador and Canada, with additional sponsorship by the Missions of Norway and Australia. It featured a keynote address by Her Excellency María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the UN General Assembly, signaling high level support for the event and for action to strengthen Indigenous languages. Based on a recommendation by the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL). The IYIL seeks to promote and protect Indigenous languages and improve the lives of those who speak them, and contribute to implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

In December 2016, Prime Minister Trudeau responded to years of advocacy by the AFN, First Nations and the National Chief to create an Indigenous Languages Act which has now been tabled as Bill C-91. The AFN co-developed the legislation to ensure that First Nation perspectives, priorities and rights were included, and is pushing for the legislation to be passed before the end of the current session of Parliament.

The text of the National Chief’s remarks to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will be available on the AFN website at www.afn.ca. The AFN will be participating in the Forum over the next two weeks.

 

 

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Assembly of First Nations
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613-314-8157 (cell)
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Bilingual Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857
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Roy WhiteduckAssembly of First Nations Participates in the 18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Assembly of First Nations Mourns Passing of First Nations Leader, Knowledge Keeper and Former National Chief Noel Starblanket

on April 15, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today mourned the passing of Noel Starblanket, a highly respected Knowledge Keeper, advocate, teacher and two-time National Chief, from Star Blanket Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.

“I offer my deepest condolences and prayers on behalf of myself and the AFN Executive to the family of Noel Starblanket, a strong and outspoken leader and Knowledge Keeper who dedicated his life to ensuring First Nations people and First Nations rights are honoured and respected,” said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. “Noel was a major and influential figure in Saskatchewan and across the country. So many young people of my generation learned from him through his example of hard work and his accomplishments both as a leader and a Knowledge Keeper. He was already a Chief of Star Blanket Cree Nation in his early 20s and continued throughout his life to set a positive example of strong leadership in a way that builds bridges among people and communities. This is a profound loss for all of us, but his spirit, his teachings and his leadership will always guide us.”

The family announced that Noel Starblanket passed early this morning. Starblanket started his work as a leader at a young age. He became Chief of Star Blanket Cree Nation in 1971 at the age of 24, making him the youngest Chief in the country at the time. He served on the board of what was then called the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (now the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations) and served as leader for two terms of the National Indian Brotherhood, now known as the Assembly of First Nations, from 1976 – 1980. Later in life, Starblanket dedicated his time to providing spiritual guidance, teachings, advice and insight as the Elder-in-Residence at Scott Collegiate in Regina, with the Regina public school board and the University of Regina’s Office of Indigenization. He helped set the foundation for the eventual repatriation of the Constitution in 1982.

 

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For more information, please contact:

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