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Assembly of First Nations meets for annual session

The Assembly of First Nations, Canada's largest inter-tribal organization, kicked off its annual general session on Tuesday.

The theme of the session is "Strengthening First Nation Communities." It runs through Thursday and is being held for the first time in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Thousands of people are expected to attend. Topics on the agenda include the federal budget, housing and residential school abuse. AFN has called for a cash payout to every former student.

Also, for the first time, the Canadian Jewish Congress will address the session on Thursday. AFN has reached out to the Jewish community in light of recent remarks made by David Ahenakew, a prominent Native leaders, about Jewish people and Hitler.

Get the Story:
Assembly of First Nations gets down to business (CBC 7/5)
Natives need housing cash, Fontaine says (The Globe and Mail 7/5)
Assembly of First Nations to open up old wounds (CBC 7/3)

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