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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, 2015605 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, 2015519 Views

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Premier Wall should intervene to help Round Lake flood victims

The Saskatchewan Green Party is pushing for Real Change by urging Premier Brad Wall to intervene on behalf of a Round Lake couple to ensure they get a fair settlement for their flood damaged home. WireService.ca Media Release (07/09/2015) Regina, SK – Flooding ruined the home of David and Yvonne Cyr in July 2014. Two […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2015379 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Closing the Gap: Advancing First Nations Well-Being & Human Rights

Credits: Assembly of First Nations Published on Jul 7, 2015 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 election. I want to thank all of you once again for […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2015485 Views

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Governor General to Meet with Wildfires Evacuees

July 8, 2015 Governor General to Meet with Wildfires Evacuees in Saskatchewan OTTAWA— Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will be in Regina on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, to show their support for those affected by Saskatchewan’s wildfires. Their Excellencies will be joined by Her Honour […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2015316 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, 2015545 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Convenes 36th Annual General Assembly in Montreal July 7-9

  Assembly of First Nations Convenes 36th Annual General Assembly in Montreal July 7-9 OTTAWA, July 3, 2015 – First Nation leaders, Elders and youth from across the country will gather in Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) traditional territory next week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 36th national Annual General Assembly (AGA) taking place at the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2015436 Views

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Government fulfills Four-year Commitment to Increase Seniors’ Benefits

June 30, 2015 Starting July 1, seniors across the province who qualify for either the Seniors Income Plan (SIP) or Personal Care Home Benefit (PCHB), or both, will see a boost to the monthly benefits they receive.  With this latest increase, the Government of Saskatchewan is fulfilling its four-year commitment to improve the quality of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 2015351 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Marks 7th Anniversary of Apology for Residential Schools and Prime Minister’s Meeting with Pope Francis

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Marks 7th Anniversary of Apology for Residential Schools and Prime Minister’s Meeting with Pope Francis June 11, 2015 (Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today marked the seventh anniversary of the Prime Minister’s Statement of Apology to Former Students of Indian Residential Schools on […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 20151083 Views

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Federal government should follow lead of Truth and Reconciliation Commission in recognizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as framework for reconciliation

Federal government should follow lead of Truth and Reconciliation Commission in recognizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as framework for reconciliation June 9, 2015 Indigenous peoples’ organizations and human rights groups are calling on federal, provincial, and territorial governments to follow the lead of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in calling […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 20151016 Views

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