Government of Canada, Crees of Eeyou Istchee Sign Cree Nation Governance Agreement

Recently, the Agreement on Cree Nation Governance (Governance Agreement) was signed today by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, for the Government of Canada, and by Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come for the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government. The Chiefs of the Cree First Nations of Eeyou Istchee also signed the Concurrence to the Governance Agreement.

AFN General Assembly To Discuss Language Revitalization And Human Rights

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says this year’s General Assembly, taking place this week in Regina will be discussing two issues in particular. The major focus he feels will be the revitalization of Indigenous languages and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Jennifer Ackerman, Regina Leader-Post, Regina Leader~Post 07.27.2017 |

Marilyn Poitras Resigns As A MMIWG Commissioner

Marilyn Poitras, one of the commissioners for the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) has resigned. In her resignation letter to the Prime Minister she states she can’t continue her work within the current structure. Poitras has served as a assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law.

CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2017