Inquiries have shown that budgets for few of the initiatives have been finalized, but there is talk that the money flowing through AFN
will again swell to the amount not seen since National Chief Phil Fontaine held office in the late 1990s.
Desnethe-MissinippiChurchill River and Regina-Wascana are two of seven ridings (of 14) in Saskatchewan that Aboriginal voters can have an impact in, says the AFN
In order to ensure this safety and security, AFN
officials want to help prepare for this challenge at the local, regional and statewide levels, which includes strengthening public safety and health systems, arming regional nonprofits and villages with the knowledge and capacity to address the challenges inherent in a pandemic, and informing communities on how to prepare for and fight the flu pandemic.
In fact, we had discussions last Friday as to some of the goings-on with the AFN
and the FMM and there's a lot of things in the air," he said.
The confusion over voting started when AFN
rules for annual general meetings (held every July) were applied to confederacy meetings (held every spring and in December).
Phil Fontaine, who has held the position of AFN
National Chief since 2003, and held another term from 1997 to 2000, has announced he will not seek another term.
While there has often been controversy about just how representative the AFN
is--some say that it is only the lobbying presence in Ottawa for the more than 600 chiefs across the country who represent the true First Nation governments--Fontaine claimed he represents all First Nations people.
In addressing its bid for the AFN
board, the Fairbanks task force noted that Fairbanks has strong ties to the Native community and is already home to several Native events, including the World Eskimo Indian Olympics and the Athabascan Fiddle Festival.
How the AFN
will address this demographic has been hotly discussed and all three candidates agree changes are needed to the organization's structure.
Project Description : These projects incorporate the plant extension and undergrounding of the AFN
coaxial plant, including extending out to new areas and moving overhead aerial lines to underground utility easements.