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Assembly of First Nations Supports Indigenous-Led Conservation in Canada, Report by Indigenous Circle of Experts Points the Way Forward

April 6, 2018   (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde, together with Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek, commend the work of the Indigenous Circle of Experts on the release of their report recommending changes in the way conservation areas in Canada are created and managed.   “This report’s recommendations …

Dawson City "Justice for Colten" march

AFN Yukon Regional Chief Adamek Stands in Support of Colten Boushie and Family at “Justice for Colten” Gathering in Whitehorse, YK

February 13, 2018   WHITEHORSE, Feb. 13, 2018 /CNW/ – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek stood in support of Colten Boushie and his family in their calls for justice for Colten, and for fundamental reforms to ensure justice and fairness for all First Nations people.   “Canadians across the country …

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Proposed Changes to Environmental Assessments Welcomed, Continued Engagement with First Nations Required

February 8, 2018   (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today welcomed proposed new legislation on environmental assessments, stating that with full and effective engagement with First Nations the AFN will seek every opportunity to further improve it prior to its implementation.   “This report’s recommendations provide an essential …

Yukon elder Doris McLean

Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences on the Passing of Former Chief and Elder Doris McLean ‘Guna’

January 26, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today offered condolences to the family and friends of mother, sister, wife, Elder and Leader, Mrs. Doris McLean, who passed away peacefully in Whitehorse, Yukon, earlier this week. “On behalf of the Assembly of First Nations, I offer my sincere …

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates New AFN Yukon Interim Regional Chief Kluane Adamek

January 18, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulates Kluane Adamek who was appointed by Yukon First Nation Chiefs as the AFN Yukon Interim Regional Chief on January 17, 2018. “I congratulate Kluane Adamek on her appointment and welcome her to the AFN Executive Committee,” said AFN National …