Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo said Canada “was not an empty” land as he responded to Wednesday’s Throne Speech that claimed pioneers forged a country “where none would have otherwise existed.”
The Harper government is expected to release a draft of the First Nation Education Act in October before tabling a final version of the proposed legislation before the end of the year, according to the regional chief in charge of the education file for the Assembly of First Nations.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo says he’s “deeply concerned” that the Harper government has rejected the UN Human Rights Council’s call for Canada to develop a national action plan to end violence against Indigenous women.
The Assembly of First Nations is seeking $400,000 from Ottawa to fund a chiefs’ committee on treaties despite demands from prairie chiefs that the organization relinquish the file.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has, again, rejected pleas from Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo for a national inquiry into the growing number of murdered and missing Indigenous women across the country.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper met briefly with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo on the eve of Aboriginal Day last week.
A bill requiring First Nations bands to publicly disclose the pay and expenses of their politicians is set to become law, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said during a press conference in Winnipeg.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt dismissed opposition budget attacks aimed at a $241 million program linking job training and on-reserve welfare payments, saying it simply follows a model that has already been tested by provincial governments across the country.
Tensions over Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo’s leadership spilled onto the floor of the 8th floor conference hall at the Marlborough Hotel in Winnipeg this week during a meeting between Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan.