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Deadline extended for the Heroes of Our Time (HOOT) 2015 scholarship – Medicine (Robert Smallboy Award)

AFN would like to announce that the deadline has been extended for the Heroes of Our Time (HOOT) 2015 scholarship in the category of Medicine (Robert Smallboy Award). The new deadline is now TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015. Note that this deadline extension only applies to the Medicine (Robert Smallboy Award) category. You can get all […]

by NationTalk on March 24, 2015791 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nations meeting with Assembly of First Nations on critical developments in Saskatchewan child welfare

Saskatchewan First Nations meeting with Assembly of First Nations on critical developments in Saskatchewan child welfare March 9, 2015 Present: Derald R Dubois, Executive Director, Touchwood Child & Family Services; Kyle Prettyshield, Executive Director, Health & Social Development Secretariat, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations; Wilson Sutherland, Director, Special Projects & Intergovernmental, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian […]

by NationTalk on March 23, 2015520 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Supports the Alternative Federal Budget and the Goal of Closing the Gap in Quality of Life Between First Nations and Canadians

Assembly of First Nations Supports the Alternative Federal Budget and the Goal of Closing the Gap in Quality of Life Between First Nations and Canadians March 19, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde expressed support for the key investments and a new approach based on recognizing First Nations […]

by NationTalk on March 19, 2015877 Views

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Presentation to The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security – Bill C-51

Presentation to The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security – Bill C-51 Bill C-51 is the subject of a great deal of commentary and controversy.  First Nations have a long history in this country of dealing with laws that threaten our rights so we are always on guard against any legislation that could […]

by NationTalk on March 12, 2015801 Views

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AFN National Chief Tells House of Commons Committee to Withdraw Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Legislation

AFN National Chief Tells House of Commons Committee to Withdraw Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Legislation March 12, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today told the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security to withdraw Bill C-51, the proposed federal anti-terrorism legislation. “I am […]

by NationTalk on March 12, 2015508 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Responds to CEDAW Report Stating Canada has Committed “Grave Violation” of Rights of Indigenous Women, Continues Push for National Inquiry and Immediate Action

Assembly of First Nations Responds to CEDAW Report Stating Canada has Committed “Grave Violation” of Rights of Indigenous Women, Continues Push for National Inquiry and Immediate Action March 9, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the finding by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination […]

by NationTalk on March 10, 2015533 Views

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First Provincial Artists Survey: Results Released

March 3, 2015 For Immediate Release Saskatchewan Partnership for Arts Research University of Regina The average Saskatchewan artist is older and more highly educated than most Saskatchewan workers, but they work as much as 8 hours more per week for an income of just $15,380 from their creative work annually. Only 29% of artists received […]

by NationTalk on March 9, 2015664 Views

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Second Notice ~ Invitation to Participate AFN Specific Claims Review: Expert based – Peoples Driven

~ SECOND NOTICE ~ INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE AFN SPECIFIC CLAIMS REVIEW: EXPERT BASED – PEOPLES DRIVEN The AFN has appointed an independent Expert Panel to hold hearings and receive contributions for the development of recommendations to improve the Specific Claims process. The Expert Panel members are: Delia Opekokew (Chair), Bryan Schwartz and Robert Winogron (both […]

by NationTalk on March 4, 2015595 Views

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“National Chief Acknowledges Final Report by Working Group on Natural Resource Development”

      National Chief Acknowledges Final Report by Working Group on Natural Resource Development (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today acknowledged the final report by the Working Group on Natural Resources Development, Advancing Positive, Impactful Change.  The report was publicly released today by members of the Working […]

by NationTalk on March 3, 2015585 Views

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Working Together to Prevent and Address Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

Working Together to Prevent and Address Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls Issued on behalf of parties named below OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2015 Indigenous families and leaders, Premiers, provincial and territorial Ministers and representatives and Ministers from the Government of Canada met yesterday in Ottawa on needed action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls. Indigenous women […]

by NationTalk on March 2, 2015581 Views

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