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National Chief Says Report on Violence Against Indigenous Women Supports Need for Immediate Action and a National Public Inquiry

National Chief Says Report on Violence Against Indigenous Women Supports Need for Immediate Action and a National Public Inquiry OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2015 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said the research study released today by the Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women is a valuable contribution to the […]

by NationTalk on February 26, 201559390 Views

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Media Advisory – National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to gather families, indigenous leaders, premiers, federal and provincial ministers

Media Advisory – National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to gather families, indigenous leaders, premiers, federal and provincial ministers OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2015  – Indigenous women and girls are three times more likely to be victims of violence than non-Indigenous women.  In a 2014 report, the RCMP estimated 1,181 cases of missing […]

by NationTalk on February 24, 2015462 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Says Federal Efforts to Address Family Violence Must Include Additional Commitments to End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

Assembly of First Nations Says Federal Efforts to Address Family Violence Must Include Additional Commitments to End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2015  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today that federal efforts to improve public health response to victims of violence must include additional commitments […]

by NationTalk on February 23, 2015487 Views

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Recent Report Points to Fundamental Challenges Facing First Nations in the Health Care System

Recent Report Points to Fundamental Challenges Facing First Nations in the Health Care System February 18, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stated that the recent report by the Wellesley Institute entitled “First Peoples, Second Class Treatment” is an important contribution to addressing the current issues facing First […]

by NationTalk on February 20, 2015491 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Calls for Immediate Investigation and Action in Wake of Tragic House Fire at Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation in Saskatchewan

February 18, 2015 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Calls for Immediate Investigation and Action in Wake of Tragic House Fire at Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation in Saskatchewan (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today issued the following statement on the tragic house fire at Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation […]

by NationTalk on February 19, 2015502 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Specific Claims Review: Expert based – People Driven

Assembly of First Nations Specific Claims Review: Expert based – People Driven October 2013 marked the 5th anniversary of the coming into force of the Specific Claims Tribunal Act. The Act,and a Political Agreement entered into between the AFN and Canada in 2007, requires Canada to carry out a five year legislative review. In honouring the terms of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2015516 Views

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