Assembly of First Nations

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

Valcourt Says He Has No Plans To Relaunch First Nations Education Act

Written by Fraser Needham    Monday, 28 July 2014 17:02Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt says the government has no immediate plans to craft a new First Nations education act.The Harper government said it is scrapping the controversial Bill ... [Published MBC Network Radio Online - 1 hour ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

A story of too many chiefs and too few voters

This December, native leaders from across the country will gather in Winnipeg to elect a new national chief for the Assembly of First Nations. ... [Published Pechanga.net - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

The AFN: A story of too many chiefs and too few voters

This December, native leaders from across the country will gather in Winnipeg to elect a new national chief for the Assembly of First Nations. The winner will replace Shawn Atleo, who resigned last May, under pressure from a group of chiefs who opposed ... [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Election for national chief set for December in Winnipeg

The election of a national chief is slated to take place this December in Winnipeg.The decision was reached after some debate during the 35th Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly (AGA), which took place in Halifax from July 15-17.The ... [Published Wawatay News - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Next generation involved online

Tracy Samra / Daily Newsnanaimodailynews.comThe national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is not our "Prime Minister" or Chief of Chiefs. That said, the national chief is a well-regarded and respected leader that has, and could continue to play, ... [Published First Perspective - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Chiefs of Ontario push for inquiry into student deaths

The Assembly of First Nations is supporting a call from the Chiefs of Ontario to push the provincial government to hold an inquiry into the deaths of seven young people attending high school in Thunder Bay.A resolution was introduced and passed at the ... [Published CBC Hamilton - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

BLOG: Why Would Anyone Want to Be the National Chief of the AFN?

THE ASSEMBLY of First Nations 35th Annual General Assembly, held last week in Halifax, was remarkable more for what wasn’t said than what was. The name of the former national chief was seldom spoken, and the consensus appeared to be for a reconstitution ... [Published Pechanga.net - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 2 reports

Assembly of First Nations to elect national chief this December

More on: , Shawn Atleo resigned as chief of the over his support for the . Photo from Twitter The will elect a new national chief in December.The organization has been without an elected leader since the resignation of Shawn Atleo in May. He came under ... [Published Indianz - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 7 reports

AFN renews push for inquiry into missing and murdered women at annual meeting

zoomHALIFAX—Calls for a public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women were renewed Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Assembly of First Nations, with one native leader accusing the federal government of ignoring their plight.Cheryl Maloney ... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 8 reports

Northern Ontario chief at national First Nations meeting

5:51 PM ET 6:23The Assembly of First Nations is meeting in Halifax this week. Serpent River Chief Isadore Day is there. We ask him what's going on. ... [Published CBC - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 7 reports

Assembly of First Nations sets rules for election of new national chief

Native leaders have voted to elect a new head of the Assembly of First Nations quickly rather than allow the fractured organization to go leaderless during the period of renewal that they agree must follow the resignation of Shawn Atleo. ... [Published Pechanga.net - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 5 reports

First Nations leaders grapple with reform in light of Supreme Court ruling

First Nations leaders meeting in Halifax this week are grappling with their lack of a chief spokesman at a time when the Supreme Court has given indigenous peoples a chance to take more control over resource development.They will decide Tuesday afternoon ... [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 15 2014]

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...The declaration ended, "We are prepared to enforce and defend our Aboriginal rights in any way we are able."
" Tracy Samra is an Aboriginal lawyer and consultant with more than 20 years experience working with Aboriginal groups in Canada."
Stan Beardy, the Ontario Regional Chief, said political pressure needs to be applied to the province.  "Those seven families are still wondering as of today many years later, ten years later, what did happen, why did they have to lose their children that came out for school. I think the families are looking for a sense of closure."
...address the recommendations and findings of the panel," said Daniel Stuckless , manager, environment and regulatory with Fort McKay First Nation . "However, in our experience neither Alberta nor Canada follows up on recommendations made by joint review panels." Teck Resources Limited is proposing to develop and operate a new oilsands mine and processing plant about 100 kilometres north of Fort McMurray and 110...

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Valcourt Says He Has No Plans To Relaunch First... [Published MBC Network Radio Online - 1 hour ago]
Decades in the making, Canada works to institut... [Published Globe and Mail - 23 hours ago]
A story of too many chiefs and too few voters [Published Pechanga.net - Jul 27 2014]
Sheri Doxtator: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series [Published Indian Country Today Media Network - Jul 26 2014]
To the Tsilhqot'in, with Gloves [Published TheTyee.ca - Jul 26 2014]
The AFN: A story of too many chiefs and too few... [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 26 2014]
Present reincarnation of Education Act rejected... [Published Manitoulin Expositor - Jul 25 2014]
Election for national chief set for December in... [Published Wawatay News - Jul 25 2014]
BC's 3 oil refineries: which will go? [Published Pipeline News North - Jul 25 2014]
Next generation involved online [Published First Perspective - Jul 24 2014]
Chiefs of Ontario push for inquiry into student... [Published CBC Hamilton - Jul 22 2014]
BLOG: Why Would Anyone Want to Be the National ... [Published Pechanga.net - Jul 22 2014]
ALBERTA SWEETGRASS : Special Section providing ... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 19 2014]
Tsilhqot’in ruling brings clarity – but also su... [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 19 2014]
AFN Halifax meeting ends with pledge for renewal [Published Pechanga.net - Jul 19 2014]
AFN meeting concludes [Published Today's Farmer - Jul 19 2014]
Pipelines, First Nations and Indian Country: Pa... [Published Firedoglake - Jul 19 2014]
Choosing AFN chief a priority [Published First Perspective - Jul 18 2014]
Chiefs to debate control of education at AFN me... [Published Pechanga.net - Jul 18 2014]
First Nations Education Act Needs To Be Dropped... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Jul 18 2014]
Chiefs warn of ‘direct action’ over Ottawa’s ta... [Published Pechanga.net - Jul 17 2014]
Inaction Over Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Wome... [Published Pechanga.net - Jul 17 2014]
Native leaders reaffirm call on feds to drop ab... [Published Olds Albertan - Jul 17 2014]
Assembly of First Nations Concludes 35th Annual... [Published Canada NewsWire - Jul 17 2014]
Native leaders reaffirm call on feds to drop ab... [Published 580 CFRA - Jul 17 2014]
Manitoba FN organization hosting AFN election f... [Published Pechanga.net - Jul 17 2014]
Why fixing First Nations education remains so f... [Published First Perspective - Jul 17 2014]
First Nations chiefs want AFN charter, leadersh... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 17 2014]
Treaty discussions kick off final day of AFN co... [Published News 95.7 Halifax - Jul 17 2014]
Assembly of First Nations to elect national chi... [Published Indianz - Jul 17 2014]
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Pipelines, First Nations and Indian Country: Pa... [Published Firedoglake - Jul 19 2014]
  (Note:  Many links provided contain maps, which are helpful in terms of identifying places, First Nations, pipeline routes, etc.) [ Here is Part I ] TransCanada Corporation and the Energy East Pipeline. Despite international opposition, the ...
Supreme court B.C. land claim ruling has stagge... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jun 27 2014]
VANCOUVER — Objections raised by B.C. aboriginals to proposed logging in their traditional hunting grounds have resulted three decades later to the clearest and farthest-reaching decision on Indian land claims and title, with the Supreme Court of Canada ...
The Ambassador: Wab Kinew is an aboriginal lead... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jun 21 2014]
Later this year, the Assembly of First Nations will choose a National Chief to replace Shawn Atleo, whose resignation in May derailed a $1.9-billion deal on First Nations education, and made Mr. Atleo’s perceived closeness to the federal government seem ...
Canada approves Northern Gateway pipeline proje... [Published Green Car Congress - Jun 18 2014]
Enbridge Inc. announced today that pursuant to the Joint Review Panel’s (JRP) recommendation, the Northern Gateway Project (NGP) ( earlier post ) has received Governor in Council (GIC) approval by the Canadian federal government. The JRP’s recommendation ...
The search for common ground [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jun 13 2014]
After defending the rights of First Nations for 40 years, Phil Fontaine found himself in an unusual position last January of defending himself to a group of noisy young aboriginal protestors. The former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations ...
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