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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, 2015639 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, 2015613 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, 2015324 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, 2015563 Views

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PM visits Saskatchewan to discuss wildfire damages

24 July 2015 Prime Minister Stephen Harper today travelled to La Ronge and Regina, Saskatchewan, to meet with government officials, including members of Saskatchewan’s Wildfire Management Centre, and some of the first responders who have been fighting a series of severe wildfires in many parts of the province. He was joined by Randy Hoback, Member […]

by pmnationtalk on July 27, 2015460 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, 20151169 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, 2015377 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, 2015418 Views

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Premiers Finally Seized With Aboriginal Issues: Coates In The Huffington Post

Canada’s provincial premiers have joined together in support of the recommendations of the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, released last month. Macdonald-Laurier Institute Senior Fellow Ken Coates, writing in the Huffington Post, welcomes this new and much-needed call for action, which is encouraging given the long history of recalcitrance by the provinces on Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2015568 Views

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Wall Grateful to Receive Support of Premiers for National Contingency and Firefighting Training for Canadian Forces

July 17, 2015 Premier Brad Wall announced today that he is pleased that other premiers have joined Saskatchewan and BC to call on the federal government on measures that will improve preparedness and response to wildfires. Wildfires across western Canada this summer have reinforced the need for a strong and coordinated emergency management and public […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2015810 Views

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