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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Presents Eagle Staff to Canada to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Published: Sep 13, 2017NewsRead the Story
September 13, 2017 (New York City, NY) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde was in New York City today to gift a traditional Eagle Staff to His Excellency Marc-André Blanchard, Permanent Representative of Canada to the United…

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks World Suicide Prevention Day by Focusing on ‘Culture for Life’ to Promote Health and Wellness

Published: Sep 08, 2017NewsRead the Story
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde will mark World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 by focusing on culture as a way to promote life and wellness, shifting the focus from ‘suicide prevention’ to ‘life…

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Supports First Nations in Their Stand Against BC Salmon Farms, Crown Must Respect First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction

Published: Sep 01, 2017NewsRead the Story
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports First Nations in British Columbia who are peacefully occupying salmon fish farms and asserting inherent rights and title in their lands and waters. “I stand with First…

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says New Federal Ministries a Positive Step for First Nations Relationships with the Crown

Published: Aug 28, 2017NewsRead the Story
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today that the changes to the federal cabinet are significant steps toward restoring and revitalizing the nation-to-nation relationship between First Nations and the Crown. “First Nations have…

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Meeting with Cultural and Heritage Ministers Must Lead to Action to Protect and Strengthen First Nations Languages

Published: Aug 24, 2017NewsRead the Story
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]August 24, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today that the commitments on First Nations languages made at the National Indigenous Organizations and the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Heritage and Culture Ministers Roundtable and Meeting held…

TECHNICAL BULLETIN – First Nations National Housing and Infrastructure Strategy

Published: Aug 17, 2017BulletinRead the Story
“All First Nation members living on or away from their community have a right to shelter and they must be provided with an opportunity to access safe, secure, adequate and affordable housing.” (AFN: National First Nations Housing Strategy) This Bulletin…

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the 10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration

Published: Aug 08, 2017NewsRead the Story
August 8, 2017 (Ottawa, ON): To mark the United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today expressed his commitment and his solidarity with Indigenous peoples worldwide…

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Advise on NAFTA Negotiations to Ensure a Strong Voice for First Nations

Published: Aug 03, 2017NewsRead the Story
August 2, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde will participate on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Council to ensure a strong voice for First Nations rights, title, and jurisdiction during the upcoming…

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Disappointed with Supreme Court Decision – Time to Implement UN Declaration

Published: Jul 26, 2017NewsRead the Story
July 26, 2017 (Regina SK,) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde responded today to the Supreme Court of Canada decisions today in the Chippewas of the Thames and Clyde River cases dealing with Indigenous peoples right…

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Announces Major Changes Giving First Nations Greater Financial Control

Published: Jul 25, 2017NewsRead the Story
July 25, 2017 (Regina, SK) – As First Nations leaders, Elders, women and youth from across Canada gathered in Regina, SK today for the opening of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly, AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde…
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