Assembly of First Nations

Type: Organization
Name: Assembly of First Nations
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Aboriginal kids want schools, not policies

For most Canadian schoolchildren, their biggest concern is a pop quiz or playground bullies. Chelsea Jane Edwards worried about getting frostbitten fingers while she took notes.In the dead of winter, -40 C winds whistled through gaps around doors and ... [Published London Free Press - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 2 reports

Assembly of First Nations says its proposals on missing women 'tossed aside' by Ottawa

Ghislain Picard, the interim national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, says he is frustrated by the lack of input from the federal government with his organization on the issue of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls. ... [Published Pechanga.net - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 2 reports

Aboriginal Title Ruling Can't Be Ignored: Clark

Assembly of First Nations B.C. regional chief Jody Wilson-Raybould, left, and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark listen during a gathering with cabinet ministers and First Nations leaders in Vancouver.VANCOUVER - One First Nation leader says a recent ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 3 reports

Harper, Atleo signed agreement on changes to First Nations education bill: documents

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and then-national chief for the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo signed an agreement on amendments to the controversial aboriginal education bill after the initial draft was rejected, according to a court document.The ... [Published CTV News - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 5 reports

Ghislain Picard seeking top job at Assembly of First Nations

9/10/2014 9/9/2014 article MARKS: Rich Indian, real Indian(Manitoba) -- First Nations people have long been negatively affected by misleading stereotypes. But few could have imagined the latest stereotype that is being used to...9/5/2014 9/4/2014 ... [Published Pechanga.net - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Expresses Need to Support Indigenous Youth on World Suicide Prevention Day

OTTAWA , Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - On World Suicide Prevention Day, Assemblyof First Nations (AFN) National Chief Ghislain Picard reminds FirstNations and all Canadians of the importance of empowering andsupporting Indigenous peoples across the globe to ... [Published Canada NewsWire - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 2 reports

First Nations take federal Ontario governments to court over $4year benefit

The Globe and Mail Wednesday 10th September, 2014The chiefs from the Robinson-Huron Treaty territory say the Anishnabek agreed under the treaty to share their lands and resources with newcomers and in return the Crown would pay annuities that were supposed ... [Published Canada Standard - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 7 reports

Old political workhorses seek new aboriginal partnerships: Tim Harper

In many ways, this was a moment of quintessential Canadian déjà vu. There we all were again, sitting in the National Press Theatre. Joe Clark, Paul Martin and former Assembly of First Nations chief Ovide Mercredi, among others, decrying the misunderstanding, ... [Published Pechanga.net - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Canadian premiers meet about murdered and missing aboriginal women

Canada’s premiers and aboriginal leaders are rethinking how to take action on murdered and missing aboriginal women.They’re meeting in Charlottetown today, with the same proposal they endorsed a year ago, a public inquiry.Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall ... [Published CJOK FM 93.3 - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 5 reports

No need for inquiry, says Ottawa

The federal government is rejecting renewed calls a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women in advance of a meeting Wednesday between premiers and native leaders, one of whom says the prime minister is isolated in his position.The ... [Published Waterloo Region Record - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 3 reports

Farquhar: Inquiry needed into deaths of FN women

Will this be what it takes? Will finding a 15-year-old First Nations girl, murdered, stuffed in a bag and thrown in the Red River in Winnipeg be enough to have a national inquiry into the missing and murdered aboriginal girls and women?Despite the fact ... [Published Sudbury Star - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 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 - Aug 22 2014]

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"Indigenous women experience more violence because they are indigenous and because they are women. Amnesty International found that indigenous women are most likely to die before non-indigenous women in this country, and are more likely to die violently."
"We were told over and again we'd get a new school. Each time we'd believe them, then the school would fall through" Edwards said
"A number of participants believed that the trafficking of aboriginal women and girls was part of a wider 'Canadian crisis,'" says the May 2014 report, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to InformationInformation Act
"We are representing over 600 communities across the country, and certainly one of our mandates is to find a way to engage the government, whatever government we have in Ottawa, and that’s what we’ve been attempting to do. If we can’t do that on an issue such as this, of course it's frustrating" said Picard

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Tory minister Leitch to ‘step up’, join round t... [Published Globe and Mail - 22 hours ago]
Romeo Saganash's Speech On Murdered, Missing Ab... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Sep 19 2014]
Aboriginal kids want schools, not policies [Published London Free Press - Sep 19 2014]
University prof surprised panel discussion ende... [Published Toronto Star Online - Sep 19 2014]
Aboriginal Women, Girls 'Easy Prey' For Human T... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Sep 18 2014]
Assembly of First Nations says its proposals on... [Published Pechanga.net - Sep 18 2014]
Harper's "Action Plan" for Missing and Murdered... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Sep 17 2014]
Assembly of First Nations says its proposals on... [Published CBC - Sep 17 2014]
The drums are silent [Published Hamilton Spectator - Sep 17 2014]
Indigenous Peoples Cite Victories, Map Future o... [Published Indian Country Today Media Network - Sep 13 2014]
AFN tells PMO to “quit” saying they had deal on... [Published Pechanga.net - Sep 13 2014]
Next step rests with province after BC First Na... [Published Macdonald Laurier.ca - Sep 12 2014]
Supreme Court Tsilhqot'in ruling to be a focus ... [Published Globe and Mail - Sep 12 2014]
Aboriginal chiefs look for B.C. Premier Christy... [Published Globe and Mail - Sep 12 2014]
Aboriginal Title Ruling Can't Be Ignored: Clark [Published Huffington Post Canada - Sep 12 2014]
Harper, Atleo signed agreement on changes to Fi... [Published CTV News - Sep 11 2014]
Harper, Atleo signed secret agreement on FN edu... [Published Pechanga.net - Sep 11 2014]
Aboriginal Title Supreme Court Ruling Can't Be ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Sep 11 2014]
Shawn Atleo agreed to 'substantive amendments' ... [Published CBC - Sep 11 2014]
The AFNQL expects a progressive and respectful ... [Published Canada NewsWire - Sep 11 2014]
Ghislain Picard seeking top job at Assembly of ... [Published Pechanga.net - Sep 11 2014]
Ghislain Picard seeking top job at Assembly of ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 11 2014]
Ermineskin lawyer appointed vice president for ... [Published Ponoka News - Sep 11 2014]
Treaties across Canada could be affected by Rob... [Published Toronto Star Online - Sep 11 2014]
BC Chiefs-in-Assembly Express Unanimous Support... [Published Digital Journal - Sep 10 2014]
BC Chiefs-in-Assembly Express Unanimous Support... [Published Stockboard Media Inc. - Sep 10 2014]
Ghislain Picard to seek top job at Assembly of ... [Published CBC Hamilton - Sep 10 2014]
Ghislain Picard confirms his intention to run f... [Published Stockboard Media Inc. - Sep 10 2014]
Ghislain Picard to seek top job at Assembly of ... [Published CBC - Sep 10 2014]
“We are going to walk with you” – AMC Grand Chi... [Published NetNewsledger.com - Sep 10 2014]
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Kelly McParland: Ottawa offers olive branch on ... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Sep 03 2014]
In calling for a national discussion over the issue of 1,200 murdered or missing aboriginal women, Canadian premiers insisted Ottawa must take a seat at the table. “We need the federal government to be part of the solution,” Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger ...
Canadian premiers move toward consensus for act... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 27 2014]
CHARLOTTETOWN — A consensus appears to be building among Canada’s premiers and native leaders for devising a new way of taking action on the issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women. Prior to a meeting Wednesday in Charlottetown between the premiers ...
Frustrated premiers call for national public in... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 26 2014]
The chairman of the group of premiers meeting this week in Charlottetown, P.E.I., says there are two possible routes to getting a national public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women: Prime Minister Stephen Harper changes his mind and calls ...
Full Pundit: Our cretinous marijuana debate [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Aug 22 2014]
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 ...
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