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AFN Yukon Regional Chief Adamek Says Independent Criminal Investigation of Residential Institutions Still Needed

Via Assembly of First Nations
Tag(s): First Nations Children, Youth & Families, Justice, Racism, Reconciliation

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek says the appointment of an independent Special Interlocutor today by federal Justice Minister David Lametti does not...read more

National Chief Archibald Says First Nations Require Economic Reconciliation to Advance Healing Path Forward

Via AFN
Tag(s): Climate Change, Environment, Housing, Poverty, Reconciliation, Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald says the 2022 federal budget tabled today in Ottawa falls short in addressing the urgent and long-term needs...read more

Opinion: Terry Teegee: Municipalities in B.C. seem blinded to their responsibility to be good-faith partners in reconciliation

Via Vancouver Sun
Tag(s): Homelessness, Housing

Opinion: With such a high proportion of homeless people being Indigenous, many municipalities that continue to pursue a strategy of destroying encampments are in violation of the UN Declaration on...read more

First Nations Gathering Virtually to Set Direction for Progress at AFN Special Chiefs Assembly

Via Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
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(Ottawa, ON) – Hundreds of First Nations leaders, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Women, Youth and Veterans from across Canada are joined virtually today through Thursday for the Assembly of First Nations...read more

'We have nowhere': B.C. First Nations, rural residents say storm permanently changed the land

Via The Vancouver Sun
Tag(s): Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Health & Wellness, Housing, Reconciliation

"For our grandchildren and their children, now the devastation has left them nothing": Shackan First Nation Chief Arnold Lampreau.   Chief Arnold Lampreau expects his house is a total loss, but the...read more

AFN Calls for urgent action and more equitable participation of Indigenous Peoples Following COP26: UN Climate Change Conference 2021

Via AFN
Tag(s): Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Racism, Reconciliation

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) sent a small delegation to the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which took place in Glasgow,...read more

Emergency Management in B.C. too slow to help First Nations impacted by floods

Via The Record
Tag(s): Climate Emergency, Health & Wellness, Poverty, Racism

British Columbia Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee says he has received assurances from the federal government that it will be committing resources and help for the 40 or so First...read more

The stench of death on Canada's Highway of Tears

Via Aljazeera
Tag(s): Health & Wellness, Justice, Poverty, Racism, Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+

In this six-part series, Al Jazeera tells the stories of some of the Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered along an infamous stretch of highway in British Columbia, Canada...read more

Assembly of First Nations finalizing preparations for delegation to visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican in December 2021

Via Assembly of First Nations
Tag(s): Racism, Reconciliation

(Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is releasing today the details of its upcoming delegation to Vatican City in support of Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #58. In...read more

BCAFN calls out the UN for ignoring Indigenous rights and knowledge

Via My PGNOW
Tag(s): Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Reconciliation

The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) said it’s concerned about the lack of Indigenous people involved at the UN’s Climate Change Conference. They’re also calling for world leaders to scale up...read more