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Honouring our Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

Join us at 11am on Monday, July 1st at the Fishermen’s Powwow Grounds at the Newcastle Kin Centre for a ceremony honouring Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women. Facts: Aboriginal women are almost three times more likely to be killed by a stranger than non-Aboriginal women are. The number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and…

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates NB/PEI Regional Chief Roger Augustine on Re-election

November 23, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today congratulated New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Regional Chief Roger Augustine on his re-election by Chiefs in his region and acknowledged the work of Stewart Paul, a lawyer from Tobique First Nation who also ran in the election. National Chief Perry…

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Thank you to the Mi’gmaq people.

WELA’LIOQ Thank you to the Mi’gmaq people and their ancestors. Thank you:  for being at our side at the darkest hour of my people… the Grand Dérangement or as others have named it, the Acadian Deportation. I am alive today because of the Mi’gmaq and I want to thank them. I owe them my life…

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JDI acknowledged for their sponsorship

Hosted on Waterford Green in Miramichi, Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Roger Augustine brought together First Nations and non-First Nations fishermen in a spirit of peace and friendship. This year marked the 6th annual Pow wow. J.D. Irving, Limited was proud to be a sponsor.   This year First Nations people invited other cultures…

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Statement from AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde

Statement: Canada 150 / Canada Day The 150th anniversary of Confederation raises a wide range of emotion among First Nations. As the First Peoples of this land, we have raised our families and practiced our way of life here for thousands of years. We were and are nations, with our own unique laws, languages, lands,…

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Canada marks National Aboriginal Day by Eddie Campbell Dear Members of the UNB Community, Today, as Canada marks National Aboriginal Day, I am reminded of the treaties our ancestors signed in the 18th century, and that still bind us today. These treaties brought our peoples together in a spirit of peace and friendship, and even today these ideals provide the right direction for…

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