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Featured Video of the Day: Closing the Gap: Advancing First Nations Well-Being & Human Rights

Credits: Assembly of First Nations Published on Jul 7, 2015 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 election. I want to thank all of you once again for […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2015710 Views

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Trudeau commits funding for Shoal Lake road

July 7, 2015 MONTREAL – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on federal funding for the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation: “It is inexcusable that Shoal Lake 40 First Nation has been cut off from the rest of Canada, with inadequate access to the most basic […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2015457 Views

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Media advisory: press conference – Innu, Maliseet and Mi’gmaq Nations to demand Federal Political Leaders promise to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence from oil and gas development

MONTRÉAL, July 7, 2015 – FROM: Innu-Maliseet-Mi’gmaq Alliance for the Protection of the Gulf of St. Lawrence PLACE: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Hotel Bonaventure 900 de la Gauchetière W. Montréal, QC Room: St. Pierre SUBJECT: Chiefs from the Innu, Maliseet and Mi’gmaq Nations – gathered in Montreal for the Assembly of First […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2015370 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, 2015598 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, 2015640 Views

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Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measures

Kuujjuaq, Québec, July 1, 2015 – The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Makivik Corporation today added camping fuel and snowmobile oil to the list of items covered under the Food and Other Essentials Program, one of the six Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measures. A 30% discount will be applied to these new items. The Food […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 2015432 Views

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Maritime Strategy: The Couillard Government misses the boat, once again

WENDAKE, QC, June 29, 2015 – First Nations hold an Aboriginal title and Ancestral and treaty rights. The Constitutional Law of Canada, rulings from the Supreme Court of Canada, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, all the fundamental bases of a society established on rights clearly state that the development on […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 2015431 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, 2015560 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, 201511216 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, 2015480 Views

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