He told the Winnipeg Free Press he is using Iran to get the attention of Indian chiefs all across Canada who will be voting for the chairman of the Assembly of First Nations
in July in Toronto.
The Assembly of First Nations
is asking the Federal Court to determine whether the disparity in funding for child welfare services between federal levels on reserve and provincial funding constitutes discriminatory treatment.
Skov previously has worked for the Assembly of First Nations
and for the Department of Indian Affairs.
Trudeau and Shisheesh met on Monday June 13, along with Assembly of First Nations
National Chief Perry Bellegarde and former Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence, who went on a hunger strike in 2013 to put a spotlight on First Nations concerns.
Former Grand Chief of Treaty Six Craig Mackinaw will be taking on the position of Alberta Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations
on July 1.
In the face of ongoing Idle No More protests and a hunger strike by a high-profile Ontario chief, the Assembly of First Nations
has sent urgent invitations to the prime minister and the Governor General to join a second Crown-First Nations gathering on Jan.
Senator Lillian Dyck, flanked by host Michele Audette (left) and guest speaker Roberta Jamieson addressed a roomful of First Nations representatives during an Assembly of First Nations
forum on citizenship.
LaForme resigned, said that all the parties--representatives of the Assembly of First Nations
, the Metis National Council, Inuit groups, the churches and the government--came to a unanimous agreement on clarifying the governance roles of the chair and commissioners.
"We are optimistic and have already partnered with the Assembly of First Nations
to push the issue politically," Jones explains.
Just a few months after he was appointed chief of staff of the Assembly of First Nations
, Manny Jules resigned.
Many chiefs say Indian Affairs Minister Robert Nault's drastic cuts to the Assembly of First Nations
' budget was just the artillery assault to soften them up before the ground troops moved in for the kill.
Secondly, under the Residential schools section, we reported that George Erasmus, past president of the Assembly of First Nations
, had received a $350,000 grant from the Federal government to help rehabilitate victims of abuse in residential schools.