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Media advisory – Société du Plan Nord

QUÉBEC CITY, July 29, 2015  – The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Plan Nord and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region Pierre Arcand, invite media representatives to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 2015596 Views

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AFN Federal Election and Voting Information

AFN Federal Election and Voting Information First Nations Voter Information Fact Sheet   Changes to the Canada Elections Act   Changes to the Canada Elections Act mean new requirements for voting in the upcoming federal election.   Significant Changes: Elections Canada can no longer participate in “Get out the Vote” campaigns. Your Voter Information Card […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2015683 Views

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Point-of-Sale System to Be Made Mandatory for Nutrition North Retailers

July 27, 2015 – Ottawa, ON) – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced that the implementation of a point-of-sale system will be made mandatory for Nutrition North Canada retailers across the North by April 1 2016. This new system will provide greater transparency […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2015680 Views

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Eighth session, Item 8: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Speaker: Kenneth Deer, Indigenous World Association

2015-07-24 Joint Statement of Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee); Assembly of First Nations; Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers); First Nations Summit; First Peoples Human Rights Coalition; Indigenous World Association; Inuit Circumpolar Council; Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami; KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives; Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs EMRIP’s commitment to monitoring the implementation of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2015521 Views

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National Chief Bulletin July 2015

National Chief Bulletin July 2015 Update on the AFN 36th Annual General Assembly – July 7-9, Montréal, Québec The Assembly of First Nations 36th Annual General Assembly (AGA) took place July 7-9, 2015 in Montréal, Québec. More than 1,000 delegates and observers gathered in Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) territory to discuss key issues and plan strategies and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2015731 Views

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Joint Statement: Canada must take action on the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s Concluding Observations released today

(Ottawa, July 23, 2015) The state of human rights in Canada has seriously deteriorated since the United Nations Human Rights Committee last reviewed Canada’s record a decade ago. Today the Committee released its concluding observations and recommendations to Canada on its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). They reflect the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2015516 Views

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United Nations Human Rights Committee calls for national action on murders and disappearances of Aboriginal women and girls

(Ottawa, July 23, 2015) In its Concluding Observations issued today, the United Nations Human Rights Committee called on Canada to take immediate, co ordinated action on murders and disappearances of Aboriginal women and girls. The Human Rights Committee calls on Canada to conduct a national public inquiry, as recommended by the United Nations Committee on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2015578 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Says UN Human Rights Committee Report More Evidence on Need to Close the Gap Between First Nations and Canada, Way Forward is Action on First Nations Rights

  July 23, 2015 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Says UN Human Rights Committee Report More Evidence on Need to Close the Gap Between First Nations and Canada, Way Forward is Action on First Nations Rights (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stated that today’s five year review […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2015741 Views

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BAPE Decision: Quebec Must Close the Door on Uranium

WENDAKE, QC, July 21, 2015 – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) welcomes the recommendations of the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) concerning the uranium sector in Quebec, which in reality, only support our position.  In its report of inquiry and public hearings on the stakes of the uranium sector, released publicly on July […]

by mmnationtalk on July 21, 2015634 Views

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New Mohawk Council Takes Oath Of Office

July 15, 2015 AKWESASNE MOHAWK TERRITORY – The thirteen chiefs who will serve the Akwesasne community for the next three years as the 2015-2018 Mohawk Council were officially sworn into office on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 during a ceremony held at the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School on Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island). Following the MCA’s General Election on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2015660 Views

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