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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...


Apr 03, 2019, 14:26 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Statement on Departure of Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott from Liberal Caucus

OTTAWA, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released the below statement following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announcement to remove Ms. Jody...


Apr 01, 2019, 11:04 ET Senators must be there for reconciliation - Indigenous peoples' organizations, human rights groups and faith communities urge Senate not to squander

OTTAWA, April 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, April 2, is the next crucial opportunity to advance the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples implementation Bill, private member's Bill C-262,...


Apr 01, 2019, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Assembly of First Nations Convening National Mental Wellness Forum in Winnipeg, Manitoba April 2-4, 2019/

OTTAWA, March 29, 2019 /CNW/ - Hundreds of First Nations leaders, mental wellness experts, health organizations, government officials and those with lived experience will gather in Winnipeg April...


Apr 01, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Senate must seize crucial opportunity to promote reconciliation/

OTTAWA, March 29, 2019 /CNW/ - With time drawing short to move Bill C-262, the UN Declaration implementation Bill, through the Senate and towards Royal Assent before this session of Parliament ends,...


Mar 29, 2019, 16:31 ET Media Advisory - Senate must seize crucial opportunity to promote reconciliation

OTTAWA, March 29, 2019 /CNW/ - With time drawing short to move Bill C-262, the UN Declaration implementation Bill, through the Senate and towards Royal Assent before this session of Parliament ends,...


Mar 29, 2019, 14:00 ET Media Advisory - Assembly of First Nations Convening National Mental Wellness Forum in Winnipeg, Manitoba April 2-4, 2019

OTTAWA, March 29, 2019 /CNW/ - Hundreds of First Nations leaders, mental wellness experts, health organizations, government officials and those with lived experience will gather in Winnipeg April...


Mar 19, 2019, 19:30 ET 2019 Federal Budget Provides Sustained Investments for Continued Momentum and Progress for First Nations: AFN National Chief Bellegarde

OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the federal budget tabled today in Ottawa includes key sustained investments that continue to...


Mar 12, 2019, 17:27 ET Broken Systems Failed Tina Fontaine - AFN Says Coordinated Action Required to Implement Manitoba Child Advocate Report's Recommendations

OTTAWA, March 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the report released today by the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth underscores the need to...


Feb 28, 2019, 12:00 ET AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach

OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Following the introduction of federal legislation on Indigenous child welfare today in Parliament, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said...


Feb 26, 2019, 11:27 ET AFN National Chief Says Safe Drinking Water and Proper Sanitation for First Nations is a Human Right at AFN Annual Water Symposium

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Feb. 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde addressed delegates this morning at the opening of the 2nd Annual Water Symposium and...


Feb 26, 2019, 00:21 ET AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Election Victory

OTTAWA, Feb. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today congratulates NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on his electoral victory in the riding of Burnaby South, B.C....


Feb 25, 2019, 10:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - AFN 2019 2nd National Water and Tradeshow Symposium - February 26 to 28, 2019/

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Feb. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting the 2nd Annual National Water and Tradeshow Symposium from February 26-28, 2019, at the Scotiabank Convention...


Feb 22, 2019, 14:47 ET Media Advisory - AFN 2019 2nd National Water and Tradeshow Symposium - February 26 to 28, 2019

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Feb. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting the 2nd Annual National Water and Tradeshow Symposium from February 26-28, 2019, at the Scotiabank Convention...


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...