FPAC-AFN Business Leadership Award

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) recently announced that nominations are open for this year’s joint <a href="http://www.fpac.ca/index.php/en/press-releases-full/nominations-open-for-aboriginal-business-leadership-award"FPAC-AFN Business Leadership Award. Nominations are open until June 15th, 2012 and the award will be presented on July 18th, 2012 at the AFN General Assembly in Toronto, Ontario. To obtain an application, please visit: www.fpac.ca/BusinessLeadershipAward

First Nations Child Welfare Advocates Win Court Ruling

In an eagerly awaited verdict, the Federal Court ruled last week that the Federal Government cannot attempt to prevent First Nations groups from arguing for better funding for child welfare on reserves. The ruling effectively means that both parties will have a complete hearing about whether Ottawa is treating native children unfairly.
Canadian Press Posted: Apr 18, 2012 11:36 AM ET

AFN Lays Off Staff After Losing Health Funding

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) announced that it will be forced to lay off staff after Health Canada reduced its funding by 40 per cent, making it the latest aboriginal group to feel the impact of budget cuts at the federal agency. This occurred after the National Aboriginal Health Organization said it would be closing its operations entirely after Health Canada cut off all it’s funding.

5th Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Gathering & Awards Gala 2012

The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network Inc. presents the 5th Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Gathering & Awards Gala 2012. This year’s theme is “Honour Who You Are: Building on Your Strengths”, on May 24th & 25th, 2012, Queensbury Convention Centre, Evraz Place, Regina. Keynote speakers Charlotte Ross and Perry Bellegarde, promise to inspire with insights, stories, & perspectives, and this year’s Gala features entertainment by Tom Jackson.