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AFN National Chief Responds to Apology by Pope Francis for the Catholic Church’s Role in Colonialism

July 10, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commented today on Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s letter instructing her cabinet to conduct a review of all provincial policies, programs and legislation with regard to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to implement the Declaration […]

by aanationtalk on July 13, 2015439 Views

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First Nations Mobilizing to Drive Reconciliation and “Close the Gap” as Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly Closes in Montreal

  First Nations Mobilizing to Drive Reconciliation and “Close the Gap” as Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly Closes in Montreal MONTRÉAL, July 9, 2015  – First Nation leaders, youth and Elders from across Canada concluded the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 36th Annual General Assembly in Montreal today with a renewed commitment to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2015312 Views

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Closing the Gap: Advancing First Nations Well-Being & Human Rights

Closing the Gap: Advancing First Nations Well-Being & Human Rights Opening Keynote: National Chief Perry Bellegarde July 7, 2015 Montreal, Québec Tawaw kahkiyaw, okimâwak, nâpewak, iskwewak, kêhtêak, oskâyak. Okimaw piyisiw awasis nitisihkason. Miyo kisikaw anoch. It is now 6 months into my term as National Chief and the first time we are gathering since that […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2015322 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Convenes 36th Annual General Assembly in Montreal July 7-9

  Assembly of First Nations Convenes 36th Annual General Assembly in Montreal July 7-9 OTTAWA, July 3, 2015 – First Nation leaders, Elders and youth from across the country will gather in Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) traditional territory next week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 36th national Annual General Assembly (AGA) taking place at the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2015344 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Supports Universities Canada Indigenous Education Principles Aimed at Closing the Education Gap

Assembly of First Nations Supports Universities Canada Indigenous Education Principles Aimed at Closing the Education Gap June 30, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commends the leadership of Universities Canada in finding creative and new ideas to ensure that Indigenous students get the same opportunities as other Canadian […]

by aanationtalk on July 2, 2015291 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Marks 7th Anniversary of Apology for Residential Schools and Prime Minister’s Meeting with Pope Francis

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Marks 7th Anniversary of Apology for Residential Schools and Prime Minister’s Meeting with Pope Francis June 11, 2015 (Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today marked the seventh anniversary of the Prime Minister’s Statement of Apology to Former Students of Indian Residential Schools on […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2015302 Views

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Federal government should follow lead of Truth and Reconciliation Commission in recognizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as framework for reconciliation

Federal government should follow lead of Truth and Reconciliation Commission in recognizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as framework for reconciliation June 9, 2015 Indigenous peoples’ organizations and human rights groups are calling on federal, provincial, and territorial governments to follow the lead of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in calling […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 20153897 Views

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Statement by AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Comments by Supreme Court Chief Justice that Canada Attempted to Commit “cultural genocide” Against Aboriginal Peoples

Statement by AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Comments by Supreme Court Chief Justice that Canada Attempted to Commit ” cultural genocide” Against Aboriginal Peoples May 29, 2015 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde made the following statement today regarding comments by Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin that Canada attempted to commit “cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2015239 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Host Press Conference on Reconciliation as the Way Forward

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Host Press Conference on Reconciliation as the Way Forward May 27, 2015 (Ottawa, ON):  During the closing events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Ottawa next week, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will share his vision of reconciliation at a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 2015253 Views

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Parliamentary Wrap-Up For The Week of May 11 – May 15, 2015

PARLIAMENTARY WRAP-UP FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 11 – 15, 2015 Updates on Key Legislation pertaining to First Nations Please note: LEGISinfo, a website maintained by the Library of Parliament, provides comprehensive information on all legislation: http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/Home.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&ParliamentSession=41-2 Bill C-32: Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Act Passed 3rd reading in the Senate on April 22, 2015, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 2015390 Views

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