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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Says the 2015 Federal Election Must Be About “Closing the Gap” Between First Nations and Canada

  August 2, 2015 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Says the 2015 Federal Election Must Be About “Closing the Gap” Between First Nations and Canada (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today that the federal election, now underway, is an opportunity for all Canadians to help close […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2015910 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, 2015809 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, 2015641 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, 2015656 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Urges Premiers for Action in Partnership, Presses Federal Government to Come to the Table

  July 15, 2015 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Urges Premiers for Action in Partnership, Presses Federal Government to Come to the Table (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde met today with premiers in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador and delivered the message that all governments – including the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015849 Views

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AFN Submission to Canada’s Premiers July 2015 – Closing the Gap

AFN Submission to Canada’s Premiers July 2015 – Closing the Gap Closing the Gap: Seeking Reconciliation, Advancing First Nations Well Being and Human Rights The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) welcomes the opportunity to meet with Premiers of the Provinces and Territories at your annual meeting. This is the 13th time we have met in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015737 Views

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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, 20151171 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Justin Trudeau – 2015 Annual General Assembly

Credits: Assembly of First Nations Justin Trudeau, Liberal Leader of Canada. He discusses plans to address the need to overhaul the relationship between First Nations and the federal government, such as targeting the growing socio-economic gap that exists between aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians in areas including employment. Have a video, podcast or story you would […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 2015982 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, 2015657 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, 2015785 Views

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