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Assembly of First Nations Announces Three Candidates for National Chief
Three people have officially thrown their names into contention for the Assembly of First Nations’ National Chief slot vacated by Shawn A-in-chut Atleo last May...
It's Time to 'Bridge the Gap' Between Indigenous Peoples and Countries, UN Says
It’s International Day of the World's Indigenous People, as decreed by the United Nations 20 years ago, and First Nations in Canada are taking stock...
Wab Kinew Among Those Considering Run for New AFN Chief
The Assembly of First Nations, leaderless since the resignation of Shawn A-in-chut Atleo on May 2, will hold elections in the fall for a new National Chief...
Aboriginal Awareness Day: First Nations Urge Canadians to Celebrate Indigenous Contributions
Assembly of First Nations
In honor of National Aboriginal Day and National Aboriginal Awareness Month, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Executive Committee encourages all Canadians to take every...
Indigenous Peoples in Canada Celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Month
Indigenous Peoples in Canada are celebrating Aboriginal Awareness month all throughout June and using the designation to draw attention to what their cultures have to offer the nat...
Video: Canada's Apology on Residential Schools Rings Hollow, AFN Says
As Indigenous Peoples in Canada marked the sixth anniversary of the historic apology by Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the country’s residential schools program, aboriginal lea...
Crisis! U.N. Rapporteur Slams Canada for Dealings With Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous leaders in Canada were vindicated upon the release of the report of James Anaya, the outgoing United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, whic...
Aboriginal Women 'Overrepresented' Among Violence Victims: RCMP
Aboriginal women are “overrepresented” among totals of murdered and missing women in Canada, accounting for 16 percent of female homicide victims while comprising just 4.3 percent ...
Is the Assembly of First Nations With Its National Chief Part of the Problem or Solution?
Judith Sayers, The Tyee
When Shawn Atleo became the eleventh national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) in 2009, many people saw the heralding of a new era of leadership and possible change...
Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo Resigns, Citing Education Act
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo announced his resignation on Friday May 2, citing a standoff with the Canadian government over the controversial Firs...
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