Assembly of First Nations

Type: Organization
Name: Assembly of First Nations
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Grand Chief Delisle: ‘We’ve been tread upon and ignored.’

Listen“We’ve been tread upon and ignored.” said Grand Chief Michael Delisle of the Mohawk Nation community of Kahnawake, near the city of Montreal, on Tuesday (April 15), as he reacted to the tabling last Thursday of a proposed new Canadian government ... [Published Radio Canada International - 15 hours ago]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Critics argue Election Act's not 'fair' at all

The federal government's proposed Elections Act overhaul has proven to be a lightning rod for criticism. While the minister responsible for the bill, Pierre Poilievre staunchly defends the changes he says are largely aimed at eliminating voter fraud, ... [Published CTV News - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Shawn Atleo: First Nations Education Act 'must act as a bridge'

First Nations control of First Nations education has been a goal of First Nations for more than 40 years, going back to the 1972 policy position statement Indian Control of Indian Education and, indeed, furtherNo doubt this scar is an indelible reminder ... [Published CBC - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

RCMP moved in on peaceful activists

New Brunswick has been a hotspot ever since the RCMP came rolling in with a military-style assault on peaceful activists who had been blockading seismic equipment in Rexton, NB, this past Thursday. The blockade had been peaceful for the previous 3 weeks ... [Published Council of Canadians - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 10 reports

Feds introduce First Nations education bill

C News Friday 11th April, 2014Shawn Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, speaks after Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the government's plans of fixing First Nations education in Canada in Stand Off, Alberta, February ... [Published Canada Standard - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Proposed First Nations Education Act faces support and criticism

ListenCanada’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt says a proposed new government bill, the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, meets the five conditions outlined by the Assembly of First Nations and chiefs during a meeting ... [Published Radio Canada International - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Tom Mulcair statement on Jim Flaherty

NDP leader reacts to the death of former finance ministerNow Playing on CBC Radio RefreshCBC Radio OneListen Live Ottawa changeNow Playing:CBC Radio 2Listen Live Eastern changeNow Playing:Shift with Tom Allen01:00 PM to 03:30 PM - EDTCBC Radio 3Listen ... [Published CBC - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

First Nations Education Act Tabled Amid Criticism From Some Aboriginal Groups

OTTAWA - The federal government has tabled its First Nations education bill despite complaints from some aboriginal organizations that it skimps on funding and doesn't give natives control of their education systems.Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Today on the Hill: More grist for the electoral reform mill expected

, EDT.OTTAWA - Proposed changes to Canada's election laws will remain in the spotlight on Parliament Hill today on three fronts.Besides the anticipated questions in the House of Commons that are being asked daily of late, the government will hear from ... [Published CJAD 800 - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

First Nations education bill to be tabled in Parliament this week

The federal government has given notice it will table its long-awaited bill on First Nations education this week, ahead of a scheduled two-week Easter recess.Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt will table a bill “to establish a framework to enable ... [Published CBC - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Today on the Hill: Public broadcaster scrutinized over future revenue issues

, EDT.OTTAWA - Canada's public broadcaster will be doing much navel gazing this week in Ottawa.The Association of Canadian Advertisers will talk about the challenges faced by the CBC in an ever-evolving broadcasting world when the group appears today ... [Published Newstalk 1290 CJBK - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 3 reports

First Nations weigh in on Quebec sovereignty debate

Ghislain Picard, the Assembly of First Nations regional chief for Quebec and Labrador, says First Nations have the right to determine their own future and aren't bound to the result of another ... ... [Published Big News Network - Mar 19 2014]

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...The Centre launched in 2010, with financial help from Hydro One, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization and Vale Inco, a mining company. "The Indigenous community at Ryerson didn't know this money had been accepted to launch the Centre" says King
"Greater Aboriginal participation in the workforce and in our economy at large is a component of healthier and more self-sufficient Aboriginal communities. It is time to recognize that stronger, more self-sufficient Aboriginal communities will also lead to a stronger, more competitive and more prosperous Canada—and in that, we all have a role to play."
...following two days in federal appeal court last week in which the federal government opposed a favourable ruling by the Specific Claims Tribunal. "It's cost a huge amount of money and it's baffling."
"Far too many people live in overcrowded housing situations, many have just moved, or don't have any other form of ID, so removing that provision of the Act would disallow a lot of First Nations people from voting" Dinsdale told Question Period

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Corporate Sponsorship of Indigenous Groups: A N... [Published VICE - 13 hours ago]
Grand Chief Delisle: ‘We’ve been tread upon and... [Published Radio Canada International - 15 hours ago]
Canada Mourns Former Finance Minister [Published Indian Country Today Media Network - Apr 14 2014]
Minister Valcourt Highlights Importance of Abor... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Apr 14 2014]
Federal government disputes Kitselas claim [Published Comox Valley Record - Apr 14 2014]
Critics argue Election Act's not 'fair' at all [Published CTV News - Apr 13 2014]
Shawn Atleo: First Nations Education Act 'must ... [Published CBC - Apr 12 2014]
Elections act fatally flawed [Published Toronto Star Online - Apr 12 2014]
RCMP moved in on peaceful activists [Published Council of Canadians - Apr 12 2014]
New First Nations Education Act an 'illusion of... [Published CKWS Kingston News - Apr 12 2014]
The Education Bill is an Insult to First Nations [Published Canada NewsWire - Apr 11 2014]
Elections act hurts aboriginal participation [Published First Perspective - Apr 11 2014]
Feds introduce First Nations education bill [Published Canada Standard - Apr 11 2014]
Feds introduce First Nations education bill [Published Big News Network - Apr 11 2014]
Aboriginal education bill meets First Nations c... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 11 2014]
Feds introduce First Nations education bill [Published CNEWS - Apr 11 2014]
Shawn Atleo under fire for support of Conservat... [Published Globe and Mail - Apr 11 2014]
Feds introduce First Nations education bill [Published Banff Crag & Canyon - Apr 11 2014]
Tories table aboriginal education bill, but som... [Published Waterloo Region Record - Apr 11 2014]
Proposed First Nations Education Act faces supp... [Published Radio Canada International - Apr 10 2014]
First Nations education takes a step forward [Published Campbell River Mirror - Apr 10 2014]
Aboriginal education bill meets 5 conditions ou... [Published MSN Canada - Apr 10 2014]
Tories table aboriginal education bill amid cri... [Published Okotoks Western Wheel - Apr 10 2014]
Aboriginal education bill meets 5 conditions ou... [Published CBC - Apr 10 2014]
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Says F... [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 10 2014]
Tom Mulcair statement on Jim Flaherty [Published CBC - Apr 10 2014]
First Nations Education Act Tabled Amid Critici... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Apr 10 2014]
Tories table aboriginal education bill amid cri... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Apr 10 2014]
Bill C-33, First Nations Control of First Natio... [Published Government of Canada - Apr 10 2014]
Today on the Hill: More grist for the electoral... [Published CJAD 800 - Apr 10 2014]
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Jonathan Kay: Addressing the legacy of resident... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Mar 31 2014]
In Monday’s edition of the Globe & Mail, Shawn Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, described his mixed emotions as he attended the final public event held by the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission in ...
Full Pundit: The best ex-Finance Minister in th... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Mar 19 2014]
Fare thee well, deficit-slayer The Globe and Mail ‘s editorialists congratulate ex-Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who resigned on Tuesday, for running up a massive deficit in the hopes of stimulating Canada’s recessionary economy — “it worked,” ...
Quebec Mohawks likely to declare own independen... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 18 2014]
Leaders from Mohawk communities near Montreal say they will likely declare their own independence if a re-elected Parti Québécois succeeds in winning a third sovereignty referendum. “We’d never be part of Quebec or cede out of Canada because we don’t ...
Why ‘honest broker’ Jim Prentice has his work c... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Mar 05 2014]
In recruiting Jim Prentice to help boost aboriginal support for the Northern Gateway pipeline, proponent Enbridge Inc. and its oil company partners have lined up one of the top guns in the business. Respected, motivated, with deep knowledge and a ...
2014 Couchiching Annual Gala: Phil Fontaine to ... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Mar 03 2014]
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 3, 2014) - The Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs is pleased to announce Phil Fontaine, OC, Founder and President of Ishkonigan Inc. and former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), as this ...
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