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Decade-long, mega-study finds barriers to access to healthy traditional foods are eroding food security for First Nations

Decade-long, mega-study finds barriers to access to healthy traditional foods are eroding food security for First Nations OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2019  – Today, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the University of Ottawa, and Université de Montréal released the draft results of the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES). The FNFNES presents, for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201917 Views

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AFN TECHNICAL BULLETIN – Chronic Wasting Disease

AFN TECHNICAL BULLETIN – Chronic Wasting Disease October 1, 2019 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is providing this Bulletin to all First Nations to share some important information on an environmental health issue that is affecting deer, elk, moose and caribou. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease that affects species in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201929 Views

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“We Must Bring Justice and Healing to the Families Whose Children Never Made it Home from Residential Schools,” Says AFN NWT Regional Chief Yakeleya

“We Must Bring Justice and Healing to the Families Whose Children Never Made it Home from Residential Schools,” Says AFN NWT Regional Chief Yakeleya OTTAWA, Sept. 19, 2019 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) NWT Regional Chief Norman Yakeleya attended a presentation by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) yesterday on their work regarding […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201945 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Win in Residential Schools Compensation Case “A Victory for Justice and for Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools”

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Win in Residential Schools Compensation Case “A Victory for Justice and for Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools” (Ottawa, ON) – 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 victory […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 2019105 Views

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AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap

AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap (Ottawa, ON) – 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 Wellness Forum.  More than 500 First Nations citizens, health providers and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 2019123 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Statement on Departure of Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott from Liberal Caucus

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Statement on Departure of Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott from Liberal Caucus April 3, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released the below statement following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement to remove Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott from Liberal caucus. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 2019110 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach (Ottawa, ON) – Following the introduction of federal legislation on Indigenous child welfare today in Parliament, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said that First Nations children are the first priority […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 201989 Views

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AFN-Canada Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Priorities Meeting

January 23, 2019 On January 14, 2019, the National Chief, members of the Executive Committee and other Chiefs met with Prime Minister Trudeau and members of his Cabinet as part of the AFN-Canada Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Priorities. The Prime Minister and the National Chief co-chaired this meeting, the first of three meetings that […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2019135 Views

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Government of Canada and Assembly of First Nations announce new policy and funding approach for First Nations K-12 education on reserve

Government of Canada and Assembly of First Nations announce new policy and funding approach for First Nations K-12 education on reserve January, 21, 2019 – Unceded Algonquin Territory, Ottawa, ON, Indigenous Services Canada New approach takes effect April 1, 2019, supports First Nations control of First Nations education, and ensures more predictable and sufficient funding.  […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201996 Views

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First Nations Priorities Must Be Canada’s Priorities – AFN National Chief Responds to Federal Cabinet Shuffle

First Nations Priorities Must Be Canada’s Priorities – AFN National Chief Responds to Federal Cabinet Shuffle (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde responded to today’s federal cabinet shuffle stating continued commitment and progress on First Nations priorities is critical to moving forward and closing the gap between First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 2019105 Views

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