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AFN Confederacy of Nations meet about Bill C-33, labelled "rogue" chiefs by government

COO Press Release

CONFEDERACY OF NATIONS MEET IN HISTORICAL GATHERING TO UNANIMOUSLY REJECT FEDERAL EDUCATION BILL, RESPONSE TO MINISTER VALCOURT'S SLANDEROUS COMMENTS

Ottawa, Ontario (May 16, 2014) - This week the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Confederacy of Nations met to discuss the contentious issue of Bill C-33, and to ensure that the voice of the First Nations across Canada was being reflected in the decisions being made by the Assembly of First Nations.

RCMP's National Operational Overview on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women available online

Click here to read the National Operational Overview on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women report by the RCMP

AFN Press Release

May 16, 2014

Assembly of First Nations Receives RCMP Report, Urges Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Minister of AANDC attacks First Nation chiefs in parliament creating confrontation over education

From APTN.ca

Valcourt attacks Confederacy of Nations, calls chiefs 'rogue' and threats to national security

16. MAY, 2014 - By Jorge Barrera

Little has improved for Canada's First Nation communities in ten years, UN Rapporteur's report shows

"the federal Government frequently uses a discourse of responsibility to Canadian taxpayers for the cost of First Nations treaty benefits, without a corresponding acknowledgment of the vast economic benefits that have accrued to non-indigenous Canadians as a result of the constitutional treaty relationships that provided them with access to the national territory.

National day of resistance on May 14 calling for an inquiry in the missing and murdered Indigenous women

COO press release

ONTARIO REGIONAL CHIEF NOT SUPRISED BY "CRISIS SITUATION" as described by the UNITED NATIONS REPORT ON THE STATE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN CANADA

UN report on Canada's treatment of aboriginal people made public today

For the full text of the report visit http://unsr.jamesanaya.org/docs/countries/2014-report-canada-a-hrc-27-52-add-2-en-auversion.pdf 

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AFN Press Release

Assembly of First Nations Welcomes UN Special Rapporteur Report, Calls on Canada to Work with Indigenous Peoples to Implement Recommendations

Assembly of First Nations to be run by executive until new leader elected in fall

From CBC.ca

Assembly of First Nations to be run by executive until new leader elected

AFN will hold a special chiefs assembly to discuss the First Nation education bill later this month

Posted: May 06, 2014 

Understanding another way that social media is being abused by government and business

From TheWashingtonPost.com

The emerging dark side of social networks

BY DOMINIC BASULTO April 8