All News

Recognition of Rights Framework risks terminating rights for Indigenous people

Two Gray wolves isolated on white background
The proposed framework functions like a cage, a legal apparatus that assumes all sovereignty and jurisdiction belong to the federal and provincial governments. The Trudeau government intends to introduce legislation on a Recognition of (Indigenous) Rights Framework this fall. The initial drafts are not encouraging. Beware of federal politicians bearing beads and trinkets. This framework is not ...
Read More

A.I.A.I. Jordan’s Principle Navigator/Coordinator

This position will lead an engagement process with the AIAI member Nations regarding the future program delivery options for Jordan’s Principle and will act as the primary advocate to assist families to navigate the Jordan’s Principle application process.  Further details can be found within the attachment that can be downloaded Click HERE   Interested applicants should submit their cover letter...
Read More

Call for proposals on Database

Large colored feather bright. Boho style on white background
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) Education department is in the process of developing an AIAI Data management system for AIAI member Nations. The project is intended to help member Nations collect, analyze and align the data from a student-centered approach based on First Nations student success standards. The purpose of the needs assessment report is to help identify the g...
Read More

AFN Resolution – First Nations Determination to the Path to Decolonization

Texture of Turtle carapace.
Please see attached link to the resolution that was passed on July 26th at the Annual General Assembly of the Assembly of First Nations in Vancouver.  The resolution discusses The First Nations inherent right to self-determination and how it pre-exists contact with the external government.  Our rights cannot be surrendered, extinguished or modified like what is attempting to be done by the cur...
Read More


Native American mother and her mixed race baby boy enjoying a day in the nature
LONGER DRAFT TEXT FOR EMAIL OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MESSAGING Dear Staff and Community Members, As you know, the child welfare system has and continues to harm our children, families and communities. For too long our children have been removed from their families and communities and placed with non-Indigenous families. This must end. Much work is under way nationally and provincially to redes...
Read More

Anishnabek Grand Council Chief Commends MPs who voted in favor of papal apology

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (May 2, 2018)— The Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee would like to commend the Members of Parliament on all sides of the House of Commons who voted in favour of extending an invitation to Pope Francis to apologize in-person to Indigenous peoples for the decades of abuse in residential schools across the country. “Miigwech to the hundreds of ...
Read More