Algonquin Elder and spiritual leader William Commanda, known by the honourary title of “grandfather,” died in his home early Wednesday morning. He was 97.
The Assembly of First Nations has joined the battle over First Nations cigarettes after chiefs passed a resolution directing national Chief Shawn Atleo to press Ottawa and the provinces to back off attempts to regulate the tobacco trade between communities.
MONCTON,NB-The Assembly of First Nations is exploring ways it can sever its financial dependence on the federal government, national Chief Shawn Atleo said Tuesday.
Saying First Nations were in a life or death struggle, Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo urged chiefs from across the country to back his ambitious, multi-year plan to scrap the Indian Act, the department of Aboriginal affairs and replace them with a First Nation-Crow n agreement “that advances and affirms our rights.”
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The Auditor General’s spring report is out and there are no surprises.
Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo says the energy and mining industries represent the “new fur trade” for First Nations communities, according to a report in the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal.
The U.S. should pay closer attention to the deteriorating relationship between First Nations and Ottawa or risk being “blindsided” by an Egypt-like crisis in Canada, a Manitoba chief said in a letter sent to the U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau has taken to cyberspace again for another run at the Assembly of First Nations.