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Jun 30, 2020, 17:37 ET AFN National Chief Bellegarde happy to see Robinson-Huron Treaty annuities case move one step closer to providing justice for First Nations

OTTAWA, ON, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ - National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) said he is pleased that the Robinson-Huron Treaty annuities case was successful in its second...


Jun 11, 2020, 20:10 ET AFN National Chief Bellegarde welcomes new funding to support First Nations economic development and tourism

OTTAWA, ON, June 11, 2020 /CNW/ - National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) said he welcomes the newly announced funding to help First Nations' economic development...


Jun 05, 2020, 14:54 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls for an Independent Review of the Police Shooting of Chantel Moore

OTTAWA, ON, June 5, 2020 /CNW/ - National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) today demanded a full investigation into Thursday's police-involved shooting of a young First...


Jun 03, 2020, 20:06 ET One year after the National Inquiry's final report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, National Chief Bellegarde maintains immediate action can be taken

OTTAWA, ON, June 3, 2020 /CNW/ - One year after the release of the National Inquiry's final report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), Canada's governments must remain focused ...


May 29, 2020, 14:05 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Today's Funding is Much Needed to Continue the Fight against COVID-19

OTTAWA, May 29, 2020 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Prime Minister's announcement of new funding to fight COVID-19 in First Nations is much needed...


May 22, 2020, 15:10 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Additional Funding for Urban Indigenous Organizations for COVID-19 Support is Critical

OTTAWA, May 22, 2020 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Prime Minister's announcement yesterday of $75 million in additional funding to support efforts...


May 14, 2020, 15:44 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Funding to Help Ensure Health and Safety for Residents in Northern Saskatchewan

OTTAWA, May 14, 2020 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the federal government's announcement yesterday of $2.3 million to support efforts to combat the...


May 05, 2020, 10:02 ET Assembly of First Nations Establishes COVID-19 National Task Force to Assist First Nations in Ongoing Planning and Response

OTTAWA, May 5, 2020 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the newly established AFN COVID-19 (C-19) National Task Force will be instrumental in helping the AFN...


Apr 22, 2020, 18:28 ET Assembly of First Nations National Chief says Federal Announcement on First Nations Education Funding is an Important Step Towards Investing in First Nations Students and Canada's Future

OTTAWA, April 22, 2020 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Prime Minister's announcement today on new funds for First Nations post-secondary education is...


Mar 24, 2020, 10:39 ET Assembly of First Nations Declares State of Emergency on COVID-19 Pandemic

OTTAWA, March 24, 2020 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is officially declaring a State of Emergency for First Nations regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The AFN is pressing for...


Mar 10, 2020, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - AFN 2020 National Housing & Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow - March 10-12, 2020/

TORONTO, March 9, 2020 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting its 4th Annual National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow from March 10-12, 2020 at the Fairmont Royal York...


Mar 09, 2020, 07:00 ET Media Advisory - AFN 2020 National Housing & Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow - March 10-12, 2020

TORONTO, March 9, 2020 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting its 4th Annual National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow from March 10-12, 2020 at the Fairmont Royal York...


Mar 04, 2020, 18:27 ET AFN's National Climate Gathering a Successful Dialogue with First Nations Leadership, Elders and Youth Aimed at Taking Action on the Climate Crisis

WHITEHORSE, YT, March 4, 2020 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) hosted a successful National Climate Gathering in Whitehorse, YT, that brought together over 380 First Nations leaders,...


Mar 03, 2020, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - AFN Holds Climate Gathering in Whitehorse, YT from March 3-4/

OTTAWA, March 2, 2020 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting a National Climate Gathering on March 3-4, 2020, at the Coast High Country Inn, in Whitehorse, Yukon. The Gathering will...


Mar 02, 2020, 15:42 ET AFN National Chief Says Draft Agreement between Wet'suwet'en and Ministers of the Crown a Positive Signal of Progress

OTTAWA, March 2, 2020 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the announcement of a draft agreement with the Wet'suwet'en and the federal and provincial...


Mar 02, 2020, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - AFN Holds Climate Gathering in Whitehorse, YT from March 3-4

OTTAWA, March 2, 2020 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting a National Climate Gathering on March 3-4, 2020, at the Coast High Country Inn, in Whitehorse, Yukon. The Gathering will...


Feb 18, 2020, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Holding Press Conference with First Nations Leaders on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will hold a press conference on February 18 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the current situation and actions...


Feb 12, 2020, 12:00 ET AFN's Federal Class Action Lawsuit Will Fight for Justice and Fairness for Victims of First Nations Child Welfare System

OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2020 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has filed a federal class action lawsuit to seek damages and justice for the thousands of First Nations children and families that...


Feb 10, 2020, 17:13 ET AFN National Chief Statement on Wet'suwet'en Nation

OTTAWA, Feb. 10, 2020 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today on the situation in Wet'suwet'en Nation territory and the arrests by ...


Feb 06, 2020, 14:55 ET AFN National Chief Statement on Situation in Wet'suwet'en Territory

OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today on the situation in Wet'suwet'en Nation territory and actions by the...


Feb 04, 2020, 16:40 ET Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project

OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2020 /CNW/ - Following the Federal Court of Appeal's decision today on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde...


Jan 31, 2020, 15:29 ET Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences on the Passing of Elder Pearl Keenan

OTTAWA, Jan. 31, 2020 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek offer their condolences on behalf of the AFN to the family and ...


Jan 22, 2020, 16:27 ET AFN National Chief Bellegarde says Canada's Correctional Investigator's Report is an Alarming Call for Immediate Action to Reduce First Nations Incarceration

OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2020 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde wants immediate action in response to yesterday's release by the Correctional Investigator of Canada...


Dec 20, 2019, 14:08 ET AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says Government of Quebec Must Reconsider Proposed Legal Action on Indigenous Child Welfare Act

OTTAWA, Dec. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Government of Quebec's decision to request that the Quebec Court of Appeal rule on the...


Dec 18, 2019, 15:19 ET AFN National Chief Bellegarde Celebrates Declaration by United Nations of an International Decade of Indigenous Languages

NEW YORK CITY, Dec. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - A day after addressing the United Nations General Assembly to call for action to save and strengthen Indigenous languages, Assembly of First Nations (AFN)...