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Feb 05, 2019, 12:30 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Tabling of Federal Legislation to Revitalize Indigenous Languages, Says the Bill Deserves Support from

OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today welcomed the tabling in Parliament of the federal Indigenous Languages Act, saying it deserves the...


Feb 01, 2019, 13:31 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Addresses UN General Assembly at Launch Event for the International Year of Indigenous Languages and Calls for

NEW YORK CITY, Feb. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly as the North American Indigenous...


Jan 31, 2019, 16:17 ET Media Advisory - AFN National Chief Attending United Nations General Assembly Launch Event of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

OTTAWA, Jan. 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will attend the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Launch Event of the 2019 International Year of...


Jan 30, 2019, 14:24 ET AFN National Chief Congratulates AFN Quebec-Labrador Regional Chief Ghislain Picard on Re-Election

OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulates Regional Chief Ghislain Picard on being re-elected to represent the Quebec-Labrador region...


Jan 20, 2019, 12:07 ET AFN Congratulates the Teslin Tlingit Council in Recent Yukon Supreme Court Ruling Confirming Canada's Legal Obligations to Modern Treaties

OTTAWA, Jan. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek congratulate the Teslin Tlingit Council (TTC) on the recent...


Jan 14, 2019, 12:35 ET First Nations Priorities Must Be Canada's Priorities - AFN National Chief Responds to Federal Cabinet Shuffle

OTTAWA, Jan. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde responded to today's federal cabinet shuffle stating continued commitment and progress on First Nations...


Jan 08, 2019, 12:33 ET Reconciliation Will Not Be Achieved Through Force

OTTAWA, Jan. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today on the RCMP's action against the Gidimt'en camp and checkpoint...


Dec 12, 2018, 14:20 ET Action Required to Address Failings of Thunder Bay Police Service: National Chief Perry Bellegarde

OTTAWA, Dec. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today's report by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director on the relationship between...


Dec 10, 2018, 12:58 ET AFN National Chief Delivers Strong Message to First Ministers About First Nations Rights in Economic Decision Making

MONTREAL, Dec. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde told the Prime Minister and Premiers at the First Ministers Meeting today that permits and licenses...


Dec 07, 2018, 12:55 ET Assembly of First Nations Calls for Criminalization of Forced Sterilization of First Nations Women

OTTAWA, Dec. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is calling for changes to the laws of Canada and specifically the Criminal Code of Canada to make the...


Dec 05, 2018, 16:35 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Mourns Passing of Respected Sagkeeng Anicinabe Elder Elmer Courchene, Chair and Member of AFN Elders Council

OTTAWA, Dec. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said the passing this morning of respected Elder Elmer Courchene of Sagkeeng Anicinabe First Nation is a...


Dec 04, 2018, 08:05 ET Media Advisory - First Nations Leaders and Delegates from Across the Country Gather for the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly December 4-6 in Ottawa,

OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2018 /CNW/ - Hundreds of First Nations leaders, Elders, women, youth and other delegates are set to gather December 4-6, 2018 for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs...


Dec 03, 2018, 16:23 ET Media Advisory - First Nations Leaders and Delegates from Across the Country Gather for the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly December 4-6 in Ottawa,

OTTAWA, Dec. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Hundreds of First Nations leaders, Elders, women, youth and other delegates are set to gather December 4-6, 2018 for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs...


Nov 30, 2018, 16:29 ET First Nations Leaders and Delegates from Across the Country Gather for the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly December 4-6 in Ottawa, Ontario

OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Hundreds of First Nations leaders, Elders, women, youth and other delegates are set to gather December 4-6, 2018 for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs...


Nov 22, 2018, 13:59 ET AFN National Chief Says Fall Fiscal Update Underscores Need for Sustained Investment to Close the Gap and will Flag Priorities at First Ministers

OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Following yesterday's Fall Fiscal Update released by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says...


Oct 29, 2018, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - AFN 2018 National Housing & Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow October 30 to November 1, 2018/

VANCOUVER, Oct. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting the 2018 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow from October 30 to November 1, 2018 at the Fairmont...


Oct 26, 2018, 15:12 ET Media Advisory - AFN 2018 National Housing & Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow October 30 to November 1, 2018

VANCOUVER, Oct. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting the 2018 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow from October 30 to November 1, 2018 at the Fairmont...


Oct 26, 2018, 13:28 ET Assembly of First Nations National Chief Congratulates Bobby Cameron on Re-Election as Chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and

OTTAWA, Oct. 26, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulates Bobby Cameron on his re-election yesterday as Chief of the Federation of Sovereign...


Oct 19, 2018, 16:01 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Acknowledges the 20th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Head Start On-Reserve Program

OTTAWA, Oct. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde acknowledges the 20th anniversary of the Aboriginal Head Start On-Reserve (AHSOR) Program, an important...


Oct 15, 2018, 14:23 ET Assembly of First Nations Congratulates Abegweit First Nation Chief Brian Francis on Appointment to Senate of Canada

OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde, AFN New Brunswick-Prince Edward Island Regional Chief Roger Augustine and AFN Nova Scotia-Newfoundland...


Oct 14, 2018, 12:20 ET AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Hart Says Supreme Court Decision Will Not Stop First Nations from Defending and Asserting Their Rights

WINNIPEG, MB, Oct. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart said today that the Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Mikisew Cree First Nation case does...


Oct 10, 2018, 09:43 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Stands in Solidarity and Support for Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek Aaki Declaration - the Grassy Narrows First

OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stated today that he fully supports the Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek Aaki Declaration – the Grassy...


Oct 04, 2018, 08:00 ET First Nations Women Should be Respected, Valued and Safe: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde

OTTAWA, Oct. 4, 2018 /CNW/ - On a day to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commends the tireless commitment of...


Oct 01, 2018, 14:55 ET Respecting First Nations rights helps achieve economic stability and investment certainty: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde

OTTAWA, Oct. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - On the announcement of a tentative trade agreement now named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde...


Sep 26, 2018, 14:55 ET Ontario Coroner's Report Points to Urgent Action Required on Long-Standing Concerns, Says National Chief Perry Bellegarde

OTTAWA, Sept. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Following a report released today by the office of the Ontario Chief Coroner, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says urgent action is...