Jorge Barrera APTN National News Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Assembly of First Nations National…
The prime minister said his government’s energy and attention would be better spent on its stated priorities instead of “Constitutional squabbles.”
Kitigan Zibi Chief Jean-Guy Whiteduck, who is hosting the gathering, criticized the federal government in his opening address to the gathering.
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde lost three senior officials in his office this spring, including chief of staff Dale Leclair.
Bellegarde spoke at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues in New York City.
AFN National Chief Bellegarde’s letter asked the government to officially withdraw qualifications attached to the previous Conservative government’s endorsement of UNDRIP.
Bellegarde said he was pleased to see the Liberal government put $96 million in the budget over the next five years for Aboriginal Representative Organizations, like the AFN.
Aquash’s family upset AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde is calling for Leonard Peltier’s release
UNDRIP powering need for consent: a duty that’s already within the Constitution, the treaties, and the Royal Proclamation – Cheryl Maloney
Mi’Kmaq leader says AFN’s national energy forum lacks Indigenous focus.