Assembly of First Nations

Type: Organization
Name: Assembly of First Nations
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

Judge denies request to impose injunction on New Brunswick forestry plan

12:30 pm | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian PressFREDERICTON - A New Brunswick judge rejected a bid Friday by aboriginal leaders to block an increase in the amount of softwood lumber that can be harvested from Crown lands in the province.The Assembly of ... [Published Carstairs Courier - 7 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Tragedy didn’t stop her from coming full circle

She was having fun when it happened, dancing around, playing by the bonfire — smiling, likely; laughing happily. Twirling about, perhaps, with her arms outstretched, at the moment when she stumbled or lost her balance and fell into the flames. Innocent ... [Published Packet & Times - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 3 reports

Ex-AFN Advisor Warned Regional Chief Running As A Liberal Would Invite Funding Cut From Tories: Letter | National Post

VANCOUVER — By allowing B.C. Regional Chief, Jody Wilson-Raybould to run as a Liberal candidate, the Assembly of First Nations is openly inviting a funding cut by the federal Tories, according to a dire warning circulated to AFN executives by a former ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Assembly of First Nations demands action to ensure safety for Indigenous women

Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITIONBy: Staff WriterPosted: 6:03 PMThe Assembly of First Nations today demanded immediate action to better ensure the safety and security of Indigenous women and girls in Canada.In a press release, National Chief Ghislain ... [Published Carillon - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

Slain Manitoba teen’s social services involvement reviewed

WINNIPEG – The death of a 15-year-old Manitoba girl who ran away from foster care has prompted several reviews about whether social services failed her.But the public may never know what role Child and Family Services had in Tina Fontaine’s life.The province’s ... [Published Global News Canada - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

First Nation Teen's Body Found in Bag

Calls are being renewed for a national inquiry into the vulnerability of aboriginal women to violence in the wake of the murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine, whose body was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg, Manitoba. on Sunday.Fontaine’s death, which ... [Published Indian Country Today Media Network - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Forestry injunction ruling to come Friday

FREDERICTON – A New Brunswick judge will rule Friday on a bid by aboriginal leaders to block an increase in the amount of softwood lumber that can be harvested from Crown lands.The provincial government’s 10-year forestry plan allows companies to cut ... [Published Metro Canada - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 2 reports

Study on Ontario First Nations nutrition notes dietary shortcomings and favours traditional foods

The "The results provide a snapshot on the important linkage between healthy environment and wellbeing among First Nations in Ontario. All the participating communities found the results useful for planning their environment and public health policies ... [Published Noodls - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 2 reports

Jody Wilson-Raybould, aboriginal candidate in B.C., caught in political crossfire - Politics

The Assembly of First Nations says it's up to First Nations leaders in B.C. to decide whether Jody Wilson-Raybould, Justin Trudeau's candidate in Vancouver Granville, should stay on with them as regional chief for B.C. while she campaigns for the Liberal ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 3 reports

New Report Says Indigenous Rights Violated Across The Americas

A new report from Amnesty International says the rights of Indigenous peoples across the Americas are being trampled on.The report, entitled Indigenous Peoples' Long Struggle to Defend their Rights in the Americas , is being published ahead of tomorrow’s ... [Published MBC Network Radio Online - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 3 reports

BC chief in conflict of interest for keeping AFN job while running for Liberals

hey liberals, wtf man?Only hours before Assembly of First Nations regional chief Jody Wilson-Raybould became a Liberal candidate for the 2015 federal election, an Ontario chief drafted a complaint criticizing her decision to keep her job until after the ... [Published Canadian Content - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 5 reports

Northwestern Ont. chiefs react to new accountability law

First Nations in the northwest have mixed opinions about new federal legislation requiring them to post their financial statements online.Aboriginal Affairs' First Nations Financial Transparency Act set a deadline of midnight last night to post the s ... [Published CBC Hamilton - Jul 30 2014]

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"I find that perhaps the applicants may have a triable issue with regard to consultation and accommodation about the terms of the forest management strategy" she said
Levi-Peters is disappointed, but she won't give up. "We've been here for 1000s of years, we'll always be here." http://t.co/AysQqUl31Z— Emily Baron Cadloff (@EmilyBat) August 22, 2014
"We should view it as crime. It is crime against innocent people, and it needs to be addressed as such."
Some of you might be asking, "Who would oppose an inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW)? Only awful people, probably!"

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Stephen Harper is wrong on murdered aboriginal ... [Published Toronto Star Online - 2 hours ago]
Aboriginal reconciliation requires debates grou... [Published Troy Media - 7 hours ago]
Judge denies request to impose injunction on Ne... [Published Carstairs Courier - 7 hours ago]
Judge denies request by First Nations for fores... [Published Global News Canada - 8 hours ago]
New Brunswick forestry injunction bid denied [Published Metro Canada - 8 hours ago]
Judge denies request to impose injunction on Ne... [Published CJAD 800 - 8 hours ago]
Full Pundit: Our cretinous marijuana debate [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - 9 hours ago]
It’s Ottawa’s turn to be transparent [Published Globe and Mail - 17 hours ago]
Harper: Missing Aboriginal Women Cases Should B... [Published Huffington Post Canada - 22 hours ago]
Harper rejects calls for aboriginal women inquiry [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 22 2014]
Tragedy didn’t stop her from coming full circle [Published Packet & Times - Aug 22 2014]
Prime Minister Harper Wrong on Missing and Murd... [Published NetNewsledger.com - Aug 22 2014]
I Won't Oppose an Inquiry into Missing and Murd... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Aug 21 2014]
RCMP Won’t Disclose Where First Nation Females ... [Published VICE - Aug 21 2014]
Stockwell Day joins push for $10B B.C. oil refi... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Aug 21 2014]
Ex-AFN Advisor Warned Regional Chief Running As... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Aug 21 2014]
Ex-AFN advisor warned Regional Chief running as... [Published Canada Standard - Aug 21 2014]
1,300 Mourn for Fontaine and Hall [Published Indian Country Today Media Network - Aug 21 2014]
AFN executives feared Regional Chief running as... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 21 2014]
Tina Fontaine’s death underscores need for inqu... [Published Toronto Star Online - Aug 21 2014]
Assembly of First Nations demands action to ens... [Published Carillon - Aug 21 2014]
Social service investigation underway after Man... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 20 2014]
Teen's Death Prompts Call for National Inquiry ... [Published Common Dreams - Aug 20 2014]
Slain Manitoba teen’s social services involveme... [Published Global News Canada - Aug 20 2014]
Manitoba children's advocate investigates wheth... [Published 610 CKTB - Aug 20 2014]
Harper at odds with calls for inquiry on missin... [Published Council of Canadians - Aug 20 2014]
Why Should Gender Matter When It Comes To Human... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Aug 20 2014]
Mackay rejects calls for missing women inquiry ... [Published CBC - Aug 19 2014]
First Nation Teen's Body Found in Bag [Published Indian Country Today Media Network - Aug 19 2014]
Tina Fontaine death renews calls for inquiry in... [Published CBC Hamilton - Aug 19 2014]
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Full Pundit: Our cretinous marijuana debate [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - 9 hours ago]
Law school Lawyer Derek Smith , writing in the Ottawa Citizen, declares that the Ontario Court of Appeal has “gone rogue” in ruling the citizenship oath to the Queen constitutional, ignoring “decades of precedents” that have whittled down such ...
Stockwell Day joins push for $10B B.C. oil refi... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Aug 21 2014]
Proponents of controversial energy projects seem to be putting increasing value on the bare-knuckle experience gained in politics to help manage potentially conflicting industry, community, aboriginal and environmental interests. Stockwell Day, the ...
AFN executives feared Regional Chief running as... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 21 2014]
VANCOUVER — By allowing B.C. Regional Chief, Jody Wilson-Raybould to run as a Liberal candidate, the Assembly of First Nations is openly inviting a funding cut by the federal Tories, according to a dire warning circulated to AFN executives by a former ...
Social service investigation underway after Man... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 20 2014]
WINNIPEG — Investigations are underway to determine whether Manitoba’s social services failed a 15-year-old aboriginal girl who ran away from foster care and was found dead in the Red River. But the public may never know what exact role Child and Family ...
Kelly McParland: Trudeau promise to help chiefs... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Aug 11 2014]
The job of an opposition leader is to oppose, and it could be argued that the role of the leader of a third party has the same duty, even more so. Still, the weekend announcement by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau that he would scrap the recently-introduced ...
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