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1994 in Review: Dismantling of Indian Affairs, Implementation of Self-Government in Manitoba, Top Stories for 1994

Articles » General
Windspeaker, vol. 12, no. 21, January 1995, p. 2
Description

Assembly of First Nations' elections, postponement of the Great Whale hydroelectric project, and dismantling of the Department of Indian Affairs in Manitoba are but a few of the top stories for 1994 that are discussed here.

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2003 Watershed Year for Aboriginal Politics

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
StarPhoenix, January 2, 2004, p. A11
Description
Comments on leadership changes within the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.
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Aboriginal Veteran Forces Issues Back into Spotlight

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paul Barnsley
Windspeaker, vol. 25, no. 6, September 2007, p. 10
Description
Tom Eagle, An Aboriginal peacekeeping veteran, implores Chiefs and government representatives to put First Nations war veterans issues on the agenda at the 28th annual AFN Chiefs assembly held in Halifax in August 2007.
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Aboriginals Rank Low on Harper Priorities

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
StarPhoenix, May 5, 2006, p. A11
Description
Commentary on the newly elected Conservative government lead by Stephen Harper and the ramifications for Aboriginal leaders and peoples.
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AFN Candidates for Grand Chief

Articles » General
Saskatchewan Indian, vol. 23, no. 5, June 1994, pp. 12-13
Description
Qualifications of the candidates running for Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
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AFN Charter Will Guide Jack in Position as Head

Alternate Title
Assembly of First Nations Charter Will Guide Jack in Position as Head
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Shari Narine
Windspeaker, vol. 30, no. 4, July 2012, p. 17
Description
Profiles Joan Jack who is running for National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations.
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AFN Choice Dictates Relationship With Ottawa

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
StarPhoenix, July 7, 2006, p. A13
Description
Pre-election report prior to the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) election and commentary on the differing leadership styles of the contenders.
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AFN Restructuring Will be on Agenda in Ottawa

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paul Barnsley
Windspeaker, vol. 19, no. 8, December 2001, p. 3
Description

Comments on how cutbacks forced National Chief Matthew Coon Come to reexamine the role of the Assembly of First Nations.

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AFN Still Looking for Governance Deal

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paul Barnsley
Windspeaker, vol. 19, no. 6, October 2001, p. 1
Description

Compares the different strategies proposed by Assembly of First Nations National Chief Matthew Coom Come and Minister of Indian Affairs, Robert Nault, regarding the First Nations governance deal, a deal to build a successful socio-economic society.

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AFN Wants to Distance Itself From Federal Government

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Isha Thompson
Windspeaker, vol. 28, no. 6, September 2010, p. 10
Description
Discusses priorities of Canada's First Nations as announced by the National Chief at the Assembly of First Nations in July 2010.
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Ahenakew, David

Images » Photographs
Description
File contains five black and white photographs of David Ahenakew, including one in Canadian Forces Uniform.

Historical note:

David Ahenakew (born July 28, 1933) is a Canadian First Nations politician, and former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Ahenakew is a controversial public figure in Canada due to anti-semetic comments regarding World War 2 and the Holocaust.
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Apartheid Pressures Push Aboriginal Peoples to Edge of Extinction

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Matthew Coon-Come
Canadian Speeches, vol. 15, no. 3, July/August 2001, p. 37
Description
Speech by Matthew Coon-Come, The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, criticizes the United Nations' Draft Declaration of the Indigenous Rights of Aboriginal Peoples and argues that Aboriginal people continue to be marginalized in Canada.
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Assembly of First Nations

Web Sites » Organizations
Description
National organization representing First Nations; site includes links to media, current issues including residential schools, policy, self-government, claims, publications, events, employment as well as programs and topics.
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Assembly of First Nations at Crossroads

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
StarPhoenix, July 19, 1996, p. A4
Description
Argues that First Nations' sovereignty is based on two principles: reserve land and treaties.
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Assembly of First Nations, HIV/AIDS Action Plan

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Assembly of First Nations
Description
Reveals an action plan in response to the serious threat that HIV/AIDS poses for First Nations people and their communities. Reproduction is a copy of an official work that is published by the Government of Canada and it is reproduced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada.
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Atleo Needs Help to Effect Change in First Nations

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
Star-Phoenix, July 31, 2009, p. A11
Description
Suggests that the newly elected head of the Assembly of First Nations faces a daunting job representing a population which harbors a lot of frustration and resentment toward the government.
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Atleo Touches Down in Sask. at Carry the Kettle

Alternate Title
Atleo Touches Down in Saskatchewan at Carry the Kettle
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Jennifer Dubois
Eagle Feather News, vol. 12, no. 8, August 2009, p. 11
Description
Comments on the new Assembly of First Nations National Chief, Shawn Alteo's first Saskatchewan visit and the inspirational speech given to the people of Carry the Kettle. Article found by scrolling to page 11.
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The Battle Against HIV/AIDS

Alternate Title
Breaking Down the Barriers - Address the Emerging Epidemic
Articles » General
In Touch, vol. 15, Summer, 2000, pp. 1-22
Description
Based around the national HIV/AIDS Leadership Conference: Breaking the Barriers - Addressing the Emerging Epidemic, Regina, March 14-16. Recommended outcomes will be used by the Assembly of First Nations to develop an action plan on HIV/AIDS.
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Behind the Scenes, Progress is Being Made, Said Bellegarde

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Shari Narine
Windspeaker, vol. 30, no. 12, March 2013, p. 10
Description
Comments on the federal government commitment to work with Aboriginal leaders to improve First Nations issues including job creation and economic growth.
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Big Bear’s Treaty: The Road to Freedom

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Jean Allard
Inroads, no. 11, 2002, pp. 111-171
Description
Overview of developments in the field of Aboriginal affairs since the signing of Treaty 6 in 1882.
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Budget Didn't Meet Raised Expectations

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paul Barnsley
Windspeaker, vol. 20, no. 11, March 2003, p. 1
Description

First Nations leaders contend that the federal government failed to provide funding, as promised, to poverty issues. The issues include contaminated water, black mold, and lack of funding for graduates to pursue post secondary education.

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Campaign on to Elect Sucessor to Retiring Chief Phil Fontaine

Alternate Title
Campaing on to Elect Successor to Retiring Chief Phil Fontaine
Articles » General
Author/Creator
John Lagimodiere
Eagle Feather News, vol. 12, no. 7, July 2009, p. 25
Description
Looks at the five candidates running in the election to succeed Chief Phil Fontaine. Article located by scrolling to page 25.
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Canadians Have to Push Their Government, Says Atleo

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Shari Narine
Windspeaker, vol. 30, no. 8, November 2012, p. 11
Description
Comments on an address given at Ryerson University inviting the graduates to play an active role in ensuring equitable treatment for First Nations people.
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Chalifoux Educates Fellow Senators with Horror Stories

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paul Barnsley
Windspeaker, vol. 19, no. 5, September 2001, p. 10
Description

Senator and Metis leader, Thelma Chalifoux, believes that political lobby groups, like the Assembly of First Nations, should not take over social programs provided for First Nations because, as she argues, politics and patronage distort the system and erode the quality of the service.

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Chief, Minister Spar Over Throne Speech

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paul Barnsley
Windspeaker, vol. 20, no. 7, November 2002, p. 3
Description

Highlights the different views the Minister of Indian Affairs and the Assembly of First Nations national chief have in regards to what constitutes First Nations' major and pressing issues.

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The Chiefs Have Spoken

Articles » General
Windspeaker, vol. 30, no. 5, August 2012, p. 5
Description
Looks at the re-election of National Chief Shawn Atleo.
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Chiefs Reject Executive-Negotiated Governance Plan

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paul Barnsley
Windspeaker, vol. 19, no. 9, January 2002, p. 6
Description

Reports on the varied reasons why First Nations chiefs rejected the Indian Affairs Minister’s proposed joint governance consultation process to change the Indian Act.

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Church Supports Lump Sum Deal

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Solange De Santis
Anglican Journal, vol. 131, no. 7, September 2005, p. 8
Description
Government representative and Assembly of First Nations (AFN) negotiate compensation package for residential school students.
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Commission Required for Civil Service

Articles » General
Saskatchewan Indian, vol. 3, no. 10, October 1972, p. 2
Description
National Indian Brotherhood plan to talk to the Public Service Commission of Canada about the way Indian Affairs civil servants misuse funds.
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A Critical Analysis of Self-Governance Agreements Addressing First-Nations Control of Education in Canada

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Gerald Fallon
Jerald Paquette
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, no. 132, April 11, 2012, pp. 1-28
Description
Reviews policy papers, reports and self-governance agreements to show the present state of First-Nations rights to control education as well as forms of institutional arrangements and agreements for educational self-determination.
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Delegate Wants Sell-out Chiefs Stamped Out [Bill C-19]

Alternate Title
Delegate Wants Sell-out Chiefs 'Stamped Out' [Bill C-19]
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paul Barnsley
Windspeaker, vol. 20, no. 11, March 2003, p. 3
Description

Highlights the dialogue between disgruntled members of the Assembly of First Nations organization against their fellow chiefs who are in favor of Bill C-19.

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Draft Agreement on Governance Ready for Chiefs to Consider [Amendments to Indian Act]

Alternate Title
Draft Agreement on Governance Ready for Chiefs to Consider
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paul Barnsley
Windspeaker, vol. 19, no. 8, December 2001, p. 8
Description

Viewpoint of National Chief Matthew Coon Come as he lobbies to have Assembly of First Nations issues included in the federal government's First Nations Governance draft agreement.

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Economics is the Key Out of Poverty, Says Nelson

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Jennifer Ashawasegai
Windspeaker, vol. 30, no. 4, July 2012, p. 17
Description
Profiles Terrance Nelson, former Chief of Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation, who is running for National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations.
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Effort Falls Flat

Articles » General
Windspeaker, vol. 26, no. 8, November 2008, p. 5
Description
Claims that the Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine's 'Change Can't Wait' campaign failed to capture the attention of political players during the 2008 federal elections.
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Federal Court Tactics Abused the Abused

Articles » General
Windspeaker, vol. 22, no. 9, December 2004, p. 8
Description

Contends that the federal government's residential school Alternative Dispute Resolution process is inadequate and problematic to First Nations survivors.

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Federal Relations Must Change

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
Leader Post, July 21, 2003, p. B1
Description
Suggests that Phil Fontaine's election as leader of the Assembly of First Nations signals a conciliatory approach to relations with the federal government.
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