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Assembly of First Nations re-elects Shawn Atleo as National Chief

Election officials at the Assembly of First Nations oversaw three rounds of voting for the national chief. (Photo: Ben Powless)
The Assembly of First Nations has completed its annual meeting in Toronto. Shawn Atleo was elected to a second term as national chief.

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What do you think about the decision to put the First Nations Education Act on hold?

After the resignation of Shawn Atleo, the Harper government has decided that it will put consideration of Bill C-33 First Nation Control of First Nation Education Act on hold until the AFN clarifies their position.

What do you think about the decision to put the First Nations Education Act on hold?


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| May 5, 2014

Harper wins, First Nations lose

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Daniel Wilson explains the background to AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo's resignation.

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| May 2, 2014

Shawn Atleo resigns as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations

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Shawn Atleo has resigned from his position as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Atleo made the annoucement at a news conference this afternoon.

The announcement comes after widespread criticism of Atleo's support for the First Nations Education Act.


First Nations education bill is clearly a failure

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Daniel Wilson reviews Bill C-33, the recently tabled First Nations education legislation.

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| April 11, 2014
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AFN on fifth anniversary of residential school apology: 'Actions must match words'


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The following statement was issued Tuesday by the Assembly of First Nations. 

On the fifth anniversary of Parliament's Apology for Indian Residential Schools, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo called attention to the outstanding requirement for all governments and all Canadians to commit to reconciliation.


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