OTTAWA, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Following a two-day meeting in Ottawa, the
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Executive Committee today issued the
following statement on Bill C-33: First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, announcing key upcoming meetings with First Nations.
"The AFN National Executive has noted Aboriginal Affairs Minister
Valcourt's announcement on May 5 to put Bill C-33 on hold.
We will be taking part in events planned in Ottawa on May 14, 2014 and
will convene a meeting of the Chiefs Committee on Education in
Ottawa on May 15, 2014 to be followed by a Special Chiefs Assembly to
be held in Ottawa on May 27, 2014. It is our expectation that at this
Assembly, the Chiefs will adopt a collective position on Bill C-33.
The future of First Nations children is of the utmost importance - we
care deeply about our children and remain unified in our commitment to
move beyond the status quo and to secure much needed investments in
First Nation education."
The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing
First Nations citizens in Canada.
SOURCE: Assembly of First Nations
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