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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Meeting with National Congress of American Indians to Build Support for Indigenous Rights in NAFTA

on October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will speak at the annual convention of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) on Tuesday, October 17 to build support for an Indigenous Chapter in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that will ensure First Nations rights are respected and upheld in any new agreement. The NCAI is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the United States.

“I want to bring the message to our brothers and sisters south of the border – a border that we did not create – that we can stand together to uphold our rights in our homelands,” said National Chief Bellegarde. “First Nations were here before the borders, with our own treaties guiding territorial control, trade, and diplomatic relations. Today, international agreements can affect our lands, our lives, and our abilities to trade and visit with one another. Our inherent rights, Treaty rights and international rights in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples must be respected throughout the negotiations and in any final agreement. The NCAI has indicated it supports an Indigenous Chapter in NAFTA and I look forward to meeting with them to discuss next steps.”

National Chief Bellegarde is an advisor on Canada’s NAFTA Council and led the call for an Indigenous Chapter in a new agreement. Canada has agreed to support this. An Indigenous Chapter would, among other things, protect Indigenous rights; ensure Indigenous representation from all three NAFTA parties; improve economic opportunities for Indigenous peoples; and include a mandate to implement the obligations of the chapter. The National Chief wants language clearly stating that nothing in NAFTA prevents Canada from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to Indigenous peoples.

“Protecting First Nations inherent rights and Treaty rights in NAFTA is of the upmost importance and that is why I agreed to be a member of the NAFTA Council,” said National Chief Bellegarde. “I am meeting with the NCAI to ensure we protect and respect the rights of all the First Peoples of Turtle Island. The three countries in these negotiations have all endorsed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and must honour it in the negotiations and the outcomes.”

The National Congress of American Indians 74th Annual Convention and Marketplace takes place October 15-20 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Delegates and observers will gather under the theme “We are Strong Nations.”  The NCAI was founded in 1944.

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

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For more information, please contact:

Jamie Monastyrski
Press Secretary – National Chief’s Office
613-241-6789 ext. 116
343-540-6179 (cell)
jamiem@afn.ca

Alain Garon
Bilingual Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857 (cell)
agaron@afn.ca

Michael Hutchinson
Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 254
613-299-6330 (cell)
mhutchinson@afn.ca

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates Newly Elected AFN British Columbia Regional Chief Terry Teegee

on October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today congratulated the new AFN British Columbia Regional Chief Terry Teegee who was elected yesterday at the AFN B.C. 14th Annual General Meeting in Vancouver.

“I want to congratulate AFN B.C. Regional Chief Terry Teegee – Maxweeum Tsimghee – on behalf of the entire AFN National Executive,” said National Chief Perry Bellegarde. “Regional Chief Teegee has an impressive history of leadership for the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, for First Nations in B.C. and First Nations across the country. His political background is complemented by his deep understanding of science, forestry and the land, and he has been a strong voice for First Nations rights. I look forward to working with him as part of our National Executive. I want to thank Chief Maureen Chapman for her dedication and energy during her time as Acting B.C. Regional Chief.”

Regional Chief Teegee is a member of the Takla Lake First Nation and served as the elected Tribal Chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council since 2012.

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

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Jamie Monastyrski
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National Chief’s Office
343-540-6179 (cell)
jamiem@afn.ca

Michael Hutchinson
Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 254
613-299-6330 (cell)
mhutchinson@afn.ca

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says The Sixties Scoop Survivors Deserve Justice, Healing and Compensation

on October 10, 2017

October 6, 2017

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says Canada’s agreement in principle announced today to compensate survivors of the Sixties Scoop is a step forward towards healing and reconciliation; however, it can never undo the loss of identity, language and culture experienced by thousands of First Nations Peoples across the country.

“Children of the Sixties Scoop deserve justice and healing,” said AFN National Chief Bellegarde. “We acknowledge the efforts of Canada to provide compensation but only the individuals affected can determine whether or not this settlement meets their needs. The courts of Canada can never compensate, in any amount, the loss of family, community, identity, language and culture. True justice means creating hope and opportunity for the Survivors.”

The Sixties Scoop was an ongoing practice in the 1960s and ‘70s that saw the removal of large numbers of First Nations children from their families and communities and placed them in the care of Canadian and International foster or adoptive homes.

Today’s announcement of a negotiated settlement follows a recent Superior Court of Ontario decision that focused on approximately 16,000 people who were children of the Sixties Scoop in the province. This decision set a precedent for similar cases across the country. Further, it stated that Canada breached its common law duty of care to take reasonable steps to prevent on-reserve children in Ontario, who had been placed in the care of non-Indigenous foster or adoptive parents, from losing their Indigenous identity.

The AFN supported the Sixties Scoop class action, and in 2009 Chiefs-in-Assembly passed AFN resolution (Class Action Support Resolution re: 60’s Scoop, 16-2009) supporting the class action and the relief claimed, as commenced by Chief Marcia Brown Martel of Beaverhouse First Nation and Robert Commanda on behalf of First Nations peoples and communities in Canada affected by the ‘Sixties Scoop’.

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

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For more information, please contact:

Jamie Monastyrski
Press Secretary – National Chief’s Office
343-540-6179 (cell)
jamiem@afn.ca

Alain Garon
Bilingual Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857 (cell)
agaron@afn.ca

Michael Hutchinson
Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 254
613-299-6330 (cell)
mhutchinson@afn.ca

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Supreme Court Decision on the Rights of Former Residential Schools Students: ‘Their Testimony Must Be Respected’

on October 10, 2017

October 6, 2017

(Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s Supreme Court of Canada’s decision ensures the rights of former residential school students are respected as part of the continuing work towards justice, healing and reconciliation.

On October 6, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal by Canada to take full control of sensitive documents and transcripts created by individuals who participated in the Independent Assessment Process (IAP), part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. These documents outline abuses individuals suffered, as well as how the Indian Residential School experience affected their lives into adulthood.

“Individual testimony belongs to each individual. This is a good and fair decision by the Supreme Court today,” said AFN National Chief Bellegarde. “Each individual has the right to decide if their personal stories and experiences told during the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) are made public or kept private. This is especially true in these situations, where the testimony deals with very personal experiences of trauma and abuse. Many former students shared their stories on the understanding that the IAP hearing was private and confidential. This must be respected.”

Northwest Territories Regional Chief Bill Erasmus who holds the portfolio for Indian Residential Schools for the AFN also expressed his endorsement of the Supreme Court’s decision. “The AFN has always advanced the proposition that only students of Indian Residential Schools have full and complete control over their experiences and testimonies. The Supreme Court of Canada has now endorsed AFN’s position. Any attempt to access IAP records will now require the express written consent of the individual concerned.”

On June 21, 2017 National Chief Bellegarde sent a letter to the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Minister Carolyn Bennett to request resources for former residential school students to discuss this matter and to ensure they have an opportunity to meet with the Minister.

During the July 2017 Annual General Assembly, Chiefs-in-Assembly passed Resolution no. 39/2017, Support for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). Resolution 39/2017 directed the AFN to work with the NCTR and other parties to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement to advance NCTR’s mandate, including public education on the devastating impacts Indian Residential Schools had on First Nation families and communities.

The AFN will continue to ensure the rights of former students are respected in accordance with the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat (IRSAS) and will continue to work towards justice, healing and reconciliation.

The AFN will also work with the NCTR and the other parties to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement to advance NCTR’s mandate.

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

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For more information, please contact:

Jamie Monastyrski
Press Secretary – National Chief’s Office
613-241-6789 ext. 116
343-540-6179 (cell)
jamiem@afn.ca

Alain Garon
Bilingual Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857 (cell)
agaron@afn.ca

Michael Hutchinson
Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 254
613-299-6330 (cell)
mhutchinson@afn.ca

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NATIONAL CHIEF BULLETIN – Update on First Ministers’ Meeting

on October 5, 2017

October 5, 2017

On October 3, a delegation from the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Premiers of all of the provinces and territories, with the exception of Brad Wall of Saskatchewan, who was represented by Don Morgan, the Deputy Premier.

The AFN delegation included Regional Chief Ghislain Picard (Quebec), Regional Chief Isadore Day (Ontario), Regional Chief Craig Mackinaw (Alberta) and Chief Susan Miller of Katzie First Nation (British Columbia).

Below is a list of issues I raised at the pre-meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

  • Forgiving B.C. Treaty loans and advances as part of reconciliation;
  • The need for the assumed sovereignty of the Crown to acknowledge, make space for, and respect First Nations inherent rights, title and jurisdiction;
  • The need for the participation of all relevant Ministers in our next meeting under the Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Priorities, set for November 20;
  • The need to discuss an approach to a legislative framework to support the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that builds on Bill C-262;
  • Maintaining the priority for legislation to revitalize and rejuvenate our First Nations languages;
  • Establishing a process with First Nations for a joint review of federal laws, policies and operational practices;
  • Reminder of the need for the full $180 million to fix Child Welfare on reserve;
  • Access to capital is a major issue for First Nations – raised the potential for federal loan guarantees, government-backed bonds.

Next, we joined the Prime Minister and the Premiers for approximately 90 minutes. During that time I spoke to them about:

  • The need to ensure provinces are using transfers from the federal government for First Nations services efficiently;
  • First Nations being an underutilized workforce and Canada has a labour shortage; need to invest in human capital;
  • Provinces supporting an Indigenous Peoples Chapter in NAFTA;
  • Premiers, establishing roundtables for dialogue with First Nations about resource revenue sharing and revenue sharing, and respecting First Nations jurisdiction on taxation regimes;
  • Requesting a policy change – where Provinces are issuing permits or licences for major projects, insist that a company have a plan or strategy for procurement, employment of First Nations and revenue benefits sharing;
  • Access to capital – for example – equity ownership, government backing for bonds to back investments in First Nations ventures; government guaranteed loans;
  • Participation in the transition to a clean energy economy, balancing the environment and the economy – micro grids work;
  • Cannabis being an emerging element of the economy; First Nations were shut out of the supply management system for dairy and eggs; therefore, a percentage of licenses should be allocated to First Nation entrepreneurs;
  • Support for urban reserves as zones for economic development;
  • Establishing bilateral forums with Chiefs and leaders in the provinces and territories – where there isn’t one;
  • Supporting First Nations at federal-provincial tables;
  • The need for dialogue to address First Nations inherent rights, title and jurisdiction next to the assumed sovereignty of the Crown;
  • The need to root out the Doctrine of Discovery and the concept of Terra Nullius as racist, illegal doctrines;
  • Calling for a First Ministers Meeting in 2018 on First Nations priority issues, including, the need for a National Action Plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; the Crown’s consultation and consent obligations; land and resource issues and working together to address fiscal needs respecting child welfare, education, health and labour market based on need.

Chiefs, while no announcements were expected as part of this meeting, the message to the Premiers and the Prime Minister was clear: We need to make more progress faster.

The Prime Minister did commit to ongoing dialogue and was formally invited to the Special Chiefs Assembly to be held at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, December 5-7, 2017.

If you have any questions about the First Ministers Meeting on the Economy or the messages delivered, please contact me directly.

 

Kinanâskomitin,

Perry Bellegarde

National Chief

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks Sisters in Spirit Vigil by Calling for Immediate Action to Support Indigenous Women and Families

on October 4, 2017

October 4, 2017

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde marked October 4, a day when Sisters in Spirit Vigils are held across the country in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG), by calling for immediate action to achieve safety, security and justice for Indigenous women and girls and their families.

“Indigenous women and girls have an equal right to live in a safe and secure environment,” said AFN National Chief Bellegarde who is attending a vigil today in Ottawa. “Ending violence against women and girls is a priority every day. The AFN Chiefs in Assembly passed a resolution this summer calling for a reset and change to the mandate and process of the inquiry. We ask that the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls take a ‘families first’ approach in all its work. We are seeking immediate action, support and resources for those affected while the Inquiry continues its important work.”

“Today, we honour and lift up our daughters, sisters, aunties, mothers and families. We convey our love and support to the families of missing and murdered First Nations women. I ask that all Canadians stand with us today to support change and reconciliation.”

“Indigenous women are 4.5 times more likely to be murdered than another woman,” Chair of the AFN Women’s Council Grand Chief Denise Stonefish said. “It is important to acknowledge that these women often leave behind family and loved ones. The October 4th annual vigils continue to support the families of Sisters in Spirit and serves as a reminder that the violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls must end. This day honours the lives of MMIWG and remembers our Sisters everywhere.”

Sisters in Spirit Vigils, hosted for the first time in 2006 by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, takes place internationally every October 4 to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and facilitates healing for families. In 2006 there were 11 vigils. In 2014 there were 216, and the numbers continue to grow.

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

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For more information, please contact:

Jamie Monastyrski
Press Secretary – National Chief’s Office
613-241-6789 ext. 116
343-540-6179 (cell)
jamiem@afn.ca

Alain Garon
Bilingual Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857 (cell)
agaron@afn.ca

Michael Hutchinson
Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 254
613-299-6330 (cell)
mhutchinson@afn.ca

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Roy WhiteduckAssembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks Sisters in Spirit Vigil by Calling for Immediate Action to Support Indigenous Women and Families

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls for Action in Addressing First Nation Priorities at First Ministers Meeting

on October 4, 2017

October 3, 2017

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today called for a First Ministers meeting in 2018 to address First Nations priority issues, saying full participation of First Nations in the labour force and the economy requires recognition that First Nations inherent rights, title and jurisdiction lives alongside the assumed sovereignty of the Crown.

“We have an underutilized workforce with the potential to add billions to the economy,” National Chief Bellegarde said. “The only way to unleash that potential is to address the reality of First Nations inherent rights, and to invest in education and skills training, provide access to capital, and necessary infrastructure and services to close the socio-economic gap. In order to achieve full participation in the labour force and the economy we need to advance the dialogue with First Ministers on First Nations jurisdiction and assumed Crown sovereignty.”

National Chief Bellegarde addressed Prime Minister Trudeau and the Premiers today at the First Ministers Meeting which focused on the economy.

A National Aboriginal Economic Development Board study estimates that Canada could add $27.7 billion per year to its economy through a properly educated, trained and paid Indigenous workforce. This would have the added benefit of saving $2.2 billion annually in social costs.

At today’s meeting, National Chief Bellegarde called on all First Ministers to support holding a First Ministers Meeting on First Nations priority issues in 2018 to discuss:

  1. A National Action Plan for the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  2. Dialogue toward a new fiscal relationship, including revenue and resource revenue sharing, and respect for First Nations government taxation powers.
  3. First Nations participation in the transition to a clean energy economy.

“The wealth of this land lies in the traditional territories and ancestral lands of First Nations,” said National Chief Bellegarde. “Any development must be sustainable, and respect our rights and responsibilities to our lands. This means respecting Treaty and inherent rights, and the UN Declaration. It means real partnership and engagement throughout all stages of any proposed development.”

In 2014, growth in resource development investment was estimated at $650 billion over 10 years. Much of this development would fall within the traditional territories, ancestral lands, and Treaty areas of First Nations. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is the road map to reconciliation, including economic reconciliation. First Nations are calling for its full implementation, supported by a national action plan and federal legislation.

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

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For more information, please contact:

Jamie Monastyrski
Press Secretary – National Chief’s Office
613-241-6789 ext. 116
343-540-6179 (cell)
jamiem@afn.ca

Alain Garon
Bilingual Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857 (cell)
agaron@afn.ca

Michael Hutchinson
Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 254
613-299-6330 (cell)
mhutchinson@afn.ca

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Looks Forward to Working with New Governor General of Canada

on October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017

(Ottawa) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulates Julie Payette on being sworn in today as the 29th Governor General of Canada.

“Governor General Payette is the new representative of the Crown, our partner. I encourage Her Excellency to meet with First Nations in our territories as much as possible and to learn about the importance of the Treaty relationship,” National Chief Perry Bellegarde said. “I am certain Governor General Payette will work hard to continue the momentum created by recent Governors General in building positive relations with First Nations. Today, I also acknowledge the service and commitment of Governor General His Excellency David Johnston and wish him well in all his future endeavours.”

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

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For more information, please contact:

Jamie Monastyrski
Press Secretary – National Chief’s Office
343-540-6179 (cell)
jamiem@afn.ca

Alain Garon
Bilingual Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857 (cell)
agaron@afn.ca

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Munroe Scott Book Donation

on September 29, 2017

On Friday September 29, 2017, Canadian author Munroe Scott came to the office of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and donated 1,890 copies of books he has authored as a gift to First Nations.

  • The Carving of Canada – 1,126 copies
    • The Carving of Canada intertwines the story of the carvings on the Parliament Buildings and the story of Canada and its governing institutions with details of the art – and the struggles – of the sculptors and glass crafters.
    • The Liberators – 616 copies
      • The Liberators, set in the spring of 1838 in Upper Canada (now Ontario), is the story of a backwoods girl out to liberate her fiancé from the Redcoats at Fort Henry who finds herself involved in a boisterous “invasion” of Upper Canada.
  • Always An Updraft: a writer remembers – 148 copies
    • Always An Updraft is best described as a personal lifelong journey through the complicated terrain of a freelance writer in Canada. The journey is full of factual eye-opening scenes, with roadblocks and successes, all underscored with humour.

Munroe Scott said of his donation: “Past is history. Today is today. This is a year of celebration that above all is full of hope for continuing and genuine Reconciliation. And the beautiful Centre Block is to be closed for the next decade. Consequently it is with great and somewhat paradoxical pleasure that I declare The Carving of Canada to be out of print because I am handling more than a thousand remaining copies over to the AFN for Indigenous school libraries. The Centre Block may be closed for one decade but I am asking Indigenous young people to be custodians of this story about artists, working virtually unknown for their entire careers, attempting to capture in stone and glass the essence of a flawed but maturing country. I feel that this story is, at long last, in safe hands.”

The AFN thanks Mr. Scott for his generous donation and his support for First Nations.

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on 5th Annual Orange Shirt Day: ‘Let’s Give Our Children Hope and Opportunity’

on September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017 

(Ottawa, ON) – To mark Orange Shirt Day on September 30, in honour of former students of the Indian residential schools, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is asking all Canadians to learn more about this history, support meaningful change and affirm that ‘every child matters.’

“I’m proud to support Orange Shirt Day and raise awareness about that tragic time in Canada’s history when children were taken from their families and forced into residential schools,” said National Chief Bellegarde. “We remember the lasting harm they suffered, and commit to meaningful change to achieve reconciliation. Every child deserves to be with their families in a safe and loving environment. Let’s make that our goal, because every child matters.”

On the 5th Annual Orange Shirt Day, the AFN encourages everyone to learn more about this part of Canada’s history and to support measures that will change the situation for First Nations today.

“The residential schools may be gone but their legacy remains. There are too many children in the child welfare system. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled that thousands of First Nations kids are in a child welfare system that gets significantly less funding than their provincial counterparts,” said National Chief Bellegarde. “We need to support First Nations child welfare agencies and ensure Canada complies with the CHRT ruling to provide fair and equitable funding for First Nations children. With commitment and action, we can give our children hope and opportunity and a chance to succeed. That is good for all of Canada.”

Orange Shirt Day is marked every year on September 30, which evolved from the St. Joseph Mission Residential School Commemoration Project and Reunion events in Williams Lake, BC, in 2013. Phyllis Webstad shared a story from her time at residential school when her new orange shirt, a gift from her grandmother, was taken from her and it seemed no one cared. The orange shirt is now emblematic of the harm experienced by children in residential schools. The date is significant because it is this time of year when many children were taken from their homes to residential schools. September 30 is a day for remembrance, reflection, and reconciliation.

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

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For more information, please contact:

Jamie Monastyrski
Press Secretary – National Chief’s Office
613-241-6789 ext. 116
343-540-6179 (cell)
jamiem@afn.ca

Alain Garon
Bilingual Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857 (cell)
agaron@afn.ca

Michael Hutchinson
Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 254
613-299-6330 (cell)
mhutchinson@afn.ca

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