Dan David on what the ex-National Chief’s sudden departure might tell us about the apparent free-fall of the AFN
Yesterday, as I watched the decisive re-election of Shawn Atleo as the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, my thoughts couldn’t help but turn to the perennial question hanging over the AFN: as an organization funded so heavily from the coffers of the Canadian government, just how independent a voice is it, anyway? […]
It’s an auspicious week for the Assembly of First Nations. The AFN’s Annual General Assembly will either re-elect Shawn Atleo as National Chief or select one of seven challengers to lead the organization through the next three years. Today’s vote is the culmination of a relatively short and mostly unexciting campaign, yet it is one […]
Renewing the relationship between First Nations and Ottawa and a discussion on retiring the Indian Act.
On July 22, mediaINDIGENA’s Rick Harp sat down with CBC Radio’s “Up to Speed” to discuss that much-hated piece of legislation, the Indian Act. In particular, AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo’s pledge to repeal and replace the Indian Act by 2015. Rick also shared some insights gleaned from our poll, “Should the Indian Act be […]