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Filed Under: Canada
First Nations leader in Manitoba faces scrutiny on spending (07/22)
Grand Chief Stephen Harper used the organization's credit card for guitars, car repairs and flights for his girlfriend.

Filed Under: Canada
Assembly of First Nations to elect national chief this December (07/17)
Former chief Shawn Atleo resigned unexpectedly in May.

Filed Under: Opinion
Julie Kitka: Alaska must protect voting rights of Native people (06/12)
Julie Kitka, the president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, says Alaska Natives deserve the right to vote in their own languages.

Filed Under: Canada | Education
Editorial: Return to table for reforms of First Nations education (05/14)
Newspaper calls on Native leaders and the Canadian government to return to the table to discuss the future of the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act:

Filed Under: Canada | Education
Assembly of First Nations to hold new election for national chief (05/07)
The Assembly of First Nations will hold an election to choose a new national chief.

Filed Under: Canada
Shawn Atleo steps down as leader of Assembly of First Nations (05/05)
Shawn Atleo resigned as chief of the Assembly of First Nations on Friday.

Filed Under: Canada | Education
First Nations leaders and activists battle education reform bill (04/30)
First Nations leaders and Native activists are vowing to do whatever it takes to defeat a controversial education reform measure.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Opinion
Shawn Atleo: First Nations gain control over educational system (04/14)
Shawn Atleo, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, explains why he supports the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act despite opposition from Native leaders.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Opinion
Shawn Atleo: First Nations must turn page on residential schools (04/03)
Shawn Atleo, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, discusses what should happen now that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has wrapped up its hearings.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Politics
Alaska Natives to testify at House hearing on subsistence bill (03/13)
Alaska Native leaders will be on Capitol Hill tomorrow to testify at a hearing on a subsistence bill.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gwendolyne John: Alaska brings assault on Native subsistence (11/15)
As Katie John’s friends and family, including more than 250 grandchildren, continue to mourn her passing and try to return to life without their beloved leader, the state of Alaska was quietly preparing their daggers for a different kind of battle.

Filed Under: National
KUAC: Alaska Federation of Natives backs veterans memorial (11/14)
The Alaska Federation of Natives supports a memorial for Native American veterans on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Business | Opinion
Column: Alaska Native corporations a boost to state's economy (10/21)
Columnist credits Alaska Native corporations with making a big impact on the state's economy.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Opinion: Canada committed genocide against Native peoples (10/15)
Phil Fontaine, a former chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and Bernie Farber, a former head of the Canadian Jewish Congress, discuss the genocide of Native people in Canada.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Give warm welcome to Alaska Federation of Natives (10/14)
Fairbanks newspapers calls on residents to welcome the Alaska Federation of Natives for the group's upcoming conference.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ray Austin: Change needed for Alaska Federation of Natives (10/11)
Ray Austin says Alaska Federation of Natives needs to emphasize education and employment.

Filed Under: Opinion
Julie Kitka: Engage Alaska Natives on safety and voting rights (08/22)
It is time you meet with leaders of the Alaska Native community to be part of the solution on greater safety for Alaska Native women and children and equal rights at the ballot box.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Shawn Atleo: Native people deserve a better future in Canada (07/26)
Shawn Atleo, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, calls on Canada to honor its treaty obligations and respect the rights of Native people.

Filed Under: Politics
Tlingit-Haida Tribes leader Ed Thomas won't seek reelection (04/04)
Ed Thomas, the president of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, said he won't run for re-election in 2014. Thomas said he wants to...

Filed Under: National | Politics
AFN president talked to Rep. Young about use of ethnic slur (04/03)
Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka said she spoke to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) about his use of an ethnic slur to describe Hispanic workers. In a radio interview...

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