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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Second Serious Installment to Close the Gap, Must Lead to Real Change Faster

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Second Serious Installment to Close the Gap, Must Lead to Real Change Faster OTTAWA, March 22, 2017  – Budget 2017 makes important and positive investments to help close the socio-economic gap for First Nations, but these investments must lead to real change, faster, says Assembly of First Nations (AFN) […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201720 Views

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105-Year-Old Flora Weenosis One of the Oldest Living First Nations – FSIN

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nation’s Executive, Elders, Senate, Veterans and Staff extend their warmest regards to Chief Bobby Cameron’s maternal great-kokum Flora Weenosis, who turned 105-years-old last week. Weenosis was born on Big River First Nation on March 15, 1912, just one month before the sinking of the RMS Titanic off the Atlantic Coast. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201715 Views

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Aboriginal people and the labour market

Released: 2017-03-16 The Aboriginal population in Canada has historically had lower labour force participation and employment rates, and a higher unemployment rate, than the non-Aboriginal population. These trends were exacerbated during the economic downturn of 2008/2009. According to key labour market indicators, Aboriginal people were affected more severely, and for a longer duration, by the recent recession […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201722 Views

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AFN National Chief in Saskatchewan for Tour at Royal Saskatchewan Museum and National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits Day

AFN National Chief in Saskatchewan for Tour at Royal Saskatchewan Museum and National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits Day March 15, 2017 (Regina, SK) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Treaty 4 chiefs and historian John S. Milloy will be making a visit to view the Chief Paskwa […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201725 Views

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AFN Invites All Canadians to Participate in a National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits on March 17, 2017

AFN Invites All Canadians to Participate in a National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits on March 17, 2017 March 1, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) — In response to the ongoing national suicide crisis facing First Nations people, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and the AFN National Executive, including the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 201740 Views

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FSIN Sends Condolences following the Passing of Frank Asapace

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nation’s Executive, Elders, Senate, Veterans and Staff extend their condolences to the family and friends of Frank Asapace, who passed away Monday. Asapace will be remembered as a kindhearted and loving father of five who never cast judgment on others. He grew up on Kawacatoose First Nation before being sent […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201724 Views

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NACCA Event Video – Trevor Acoose, VC of the Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation Inc.

At the recent NACCA & PPF event in Ottawa, Trevor Acoose – Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation Inc. describes their organization as one of the largest Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFI) in Saskatchewan that provides funding to First Nations entrepreneurs. Trevor also speaks about the National Chief’s comments […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201748 Views

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Media Advisory – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock of FNCFCS to Mark Ten Year Anniversary of Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children

Media Advisory – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock of FNCFCS to Mark Ten Year Anniversary of Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children OTTAWA, Feb. 22, 2017  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201720 Views

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Well-known promoter and teacher of the Plains Cree culture has died – StarPhoenix

February 13, 2017 Tyrone Tootoosis, a prominent First Nations activist and indigenous historian in Saskatchewan, has died. A central figure in capturing and maintaining Saskatchewan and Canada’s indigenous history, Tootoosis passed away Sunday, according to a post on the activist’s Facebook page. “Tyrone left us early this morning, riding a comet during the full snow […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201726 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Population size and growth in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census, Today, Statistics Canada provides Canadians with a first glimpse of the latest national statistical portrait with results of the 2016 Census count on population and dwellings. Continue reading NT3

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201733 Views

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