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Jun 20, 2019, 16:55 ET AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says Newly Passed Legislation will Help Build Stronger and Healthier First Nations

OTTAWA, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today welcomes the passing of two new pieces of federal legislation passed in the House of Commons today. ...


Jun 18, 2019, 17:06 ET First Nations Will Ensure Their Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in TransMountain Expansion Project - AFN National Chief Bellegarde

OTTAWA, June 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Following the federal government's decision today on the TransMountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says...


Jun 18, 2019, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Address Economic Club of Canada on First Nations Priorities: A New Relationship and a New

OTTAWA, June 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will address the Economic Club of Canada tomorrow in Ottawa, setting out First Nations priorities for a...


Jun 12, 2019, 14:37 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Fully Supports the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council Demand for Consultations for the Outlet Channel Project in

OTTAWA, June 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde fully supports Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC) in its demand that the Government of Manitoba...


Jun 07, 2019, 17:34 ET AFN Fully Supports Natoaganeg First Nation in Exercising Their Treaty Right to Fish in their Territory

OTTAWA, June 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says immediate action is required to ensure the rights of Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation are...


Jun 03, 2019, 12:56 ET Coordinated and Immediate Action Required to End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls and those at Risk: AFN National Chief

OTTAWA, June 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says immediate and sustained action in coordination with First Nations is essential to fully implement the ...


May 30, 2019, 15:15 ET AFN National Chief Meets with Prime Minister and U.S. Vice President on International Trade

OTTAWA, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today in Ottawa met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United States Vice President Mike Pence, among...


May 29, 2019, 17:10 ET AFN Yukon Regional Chief Supports Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Declaration of State of Emergency on Climate Change

OTTAWA, May 29, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek today re-affirmed her strong support for the recent declaration of a state of emergency on climate...


May 25, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Respect for First Nations Rights is Essential to Canada's Economy, Says AFN National Chief Bellegarde in Wake of BC Court of Appeal

OTTAWA, May 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says economic certainty can only be achieved when First Nations rights, title and jurisdiction are...


May 25, 2019, 00:59 ET Respect for First Nations Rights is Essential to Canada's Economy, Says AFN National Chief Bellegarde in Wake of BC Court of Appeal Decision

OTTAWA, May 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says economic certainty can only be achieved when First Nations rights, title and jurisdiction are...


May 24, 2019, 16:27 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls for Fundamental Changes in Justice System to Reflect Respect for Indigenous Women and Girls and First

OTTAWA, May 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today's Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v. Barton includes some positive steps but reinforces...


May 23, 2019, 14:41 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Exoneration of Chief Poundmaker is a Step Towards Reconciliation: "A Peacemaker Who Wanted a Better Future

OTTAWA, May 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is participating today in the exoneration ceremony for Chief Poundmaker and apology by Prime Minister...


May 22, 2019, 07:30 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Speaking to Empire Club on First Nations Priorities - May 22, 2019/

OTTAWA, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will deliver a major speech on First Nations priorities on May 22, 2019 at the Empire Club in Toronto, ON. ...


May 21, 2019, 15:19 ET Media Advisory - AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Speaking to Empire Club on First Nations Priorities - May 22, 2019

OTTAWA, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will deliver a major speech on First Nations priorities on May 22, 2019 at the Empire Club in Toronto, ON. ...


May 15, 2019, 15:37 ET AFN National Chief Calls on Canada to Recognize Unceded Unsurrendered Algonquin Title of Indigenous Peoples Space in Ottawa

OTTAWA, May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the Algonquin Nation in their work to secure title to lands within Algonquin territory. This...


May 09, 2019, 11:06 ET AFN National Chief Bellegarde Urges Committee Support for Federal Legislation focused on First Nations Jurisdiction for Care of Children

OTTAWA, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs today, speaking...


May 03, 2019, 15:31 ET Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Court Ruling to Uphold Federal Carbon Pricing Plan

OTTAWA, May 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Following a decision by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to uphold the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry...


May 02, 2019, 19:49 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Involvement of First Nations in Columbia River Treaty Negotiations is the Right Move That Will Lead to

OTTAWA, May 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomes a decision by the federal government to officially involve First Nations in the negotiations...


May 01, 2019, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Assembly of First Nations to Convene National Policy Forum on Nation Building and Four Key Federal Policies - May 1 & 2 in

OTTAWA, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is convening a national forum on First Nations Led Processes: The Four Policies and Nation Building from May 1-2, 2019 in Edmonton,...


Apr 30, 2019, 10:06 ET Media Advisory - Assembly of First Nations to Convene National Policy Forum on Nation Building and Four Key Federal Policies - May 1 & 2 in

OTTAWA, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is convening a national forum on First Nations Led Processes: The Four Policies and Nation Building from May 1-2, 2019 in Edmonton,...


Apr 23, 2019, 17:20 ET Assembly of First Nations National Chief at Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers to Push for Action for First Nations Children

SASKATOON, April 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is at the meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Social Services...


Apr 22, 2019, 16:45 ET Assembly of First Nations Participates in the 18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

NEW YORK CITY, April 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) co-hosted an event today at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York called Achieving the Promise of the International...


Apr 15, 2019, 17:58 ET Assembly of First Nations Mourns Passing of First Nations Leader, Knowledge Keeper and Former National Chief Noel Starblanket

OTTAWA, April 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today mourned the passing of Noel Starblanket, a highly respected Knowledge Keeper, advocate, teacher...


Apr 12, 2019, 15:45 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Win in Residential Schools Compensation Case "A Victory for Justice and for Survivors of the

OTTAWA, April 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde called today's ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in J.W. v. Canada (Attorney General) an important...


Apr 05, 2019, 14:39 ET AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap

OTTAWA, April 5, 2019 /CNW/ - In advance of World Health Day, First Nations from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba this week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Mental...