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The Canadian Progressive: Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo’s Statement of Resignation

by: Admins | May 2, 2014

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo made the below statement in Ottawa, ON today.

“I have stated clear priority on the recognition of Treaty, of Indigenous rights and title, on the safety and security of our most vulnerable, and I have also . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo’s Statement of Resignation

Cowichan Conversations: Calling In The Backup: Chiefs Unite To Face PM Harper

This is Day 40 of Chief Theresa Spence’s Hunger Strike. She has reportedly lost 30 pounds while living on a liquid diet to protest living conditions and treaty infractions faced by natives across Canada.

The Huffington Post featured this report by Canadian Press reporter Heather Schofield.

OTTAWA – Top First Nations chiefs from across the . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Calling In The Backup: Chiefs Unite To Face PM Harper

The Canadian Progressive: AFN update on meeting with PM Harper, Chief Spence and Idle No More

by Assembly of First Nations | Jan 16, 2013 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is pleased to offer this update regarding recent discussions, strategy sessions, meetings and developments regarding the First Nation-Crown relationship, and the continued priorities of First Nations in achieving change for our peoples, communities and nations. Meeting of First Nations Leaders . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: AFN update on meeting with PM Harper, Chief Spence and Idle No More

The Canadian Progressive: Why does it take a hunger strike to gain media attention for Aboriginal issues in Canada?

Dana Wensley | Troy Media: The issue is one of of fairness As First Nation groups continue their protests against Bill C-45, what comes as a surprise to me is that it took so long to happen in Canada. In the lead up to Canada Day I noted that while other post-colonial countries like Australia . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Why does it take a hunger strike to gain media attention for Aboriginal issues in Canada?