Press Release

2020

Thursday December 3, 2020

THE AFNQL WELCOMES BILL C-15 ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Thursday November 26, 2020

National Assembly of Quebec: Joyce’s Principle must be situated beyond “petty politics”

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Declaration of the AFNQL Council of Elected Women – International Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Thursday November 12, 2020

Regional Chiefs Teegee and Picard Call for Independent Investigation into the Assault of Genesta Garson

Friday November 6, 2020

Announcement of $15 Million to Meet Cultural Safety Needs in the Health and Social Services Network

Wednesday November 4, 2020

The AFNQL Welcomes the City of Montreal’s Reconciliation Strategy

Thursday October 8, 2020

SYSTEMIC RACISM TOWARDS FIRST NATIONS: ALSO THE REALITY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TERRITORIES AND RESOURCES

Sunday October 4, 2020

THE AFNQL MARKS THE NATIONAL DAY OF AWARENESS (NDA) FOR MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE WOMEN AND GIRLS

Sunday September 13, 2020

AFNQL Marks the Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Monday August 17, 2020

AFNQL reaches out to Prime Minister Legault

Sunday August 9, 2020

AFNQL STATEMENT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Tuesday July 7, 2020

Protocol for reforming child and family services for Indigenous communities: Another step towards First Nations self-determination

Friday June 12, 2020

BILL 61: AN IMPASS THAT PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY

Friday June 5, 2020

ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND FIRST NATIONS: THE AFNQL CALLS FOR CAUTION

Wednesday June 3, 2020

MMIWG Report: Dignity and Justice Must be at the Heart of Actions

Thursday May 28, 2020

Concrete solutions to put an end to a broken system and systemic racism against First Nations children

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Matawinie Mining Project – The BAPE Must Hear the Atikamekw Nation

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Formal Complaint Filed on the Ground of Systemic Discrimination and Racial Profiling by the SPVM: Another Case Too Many

Wednesday April 29, 2020

Lifting of Regional Confinement: First Nations Authorities Must Be Closely Involved in the Process

Tuesday April 28, 2020

Easing of Containment Measures (COVID-19): Necessary Involvement of First Nations Authorities on Their Territories

Wednesday April 15, 2020

COVID-19: THE AFNQL IS CONCERNED ABOUT RESUMING MINING OPERATIONS

Thursday April 2, 2020

COVID-19: FIRST NATIONS MUST BE FULLY INVOLVED IF QUEBEC IS GOING TO FLATTEN THE CURVE WITH THE HELP OF THE ENTIRE POPULATION

Monday March 9, 2020

The AFNQL Calls for a Special First Ministers’ Meeting on First Nations Issues

Wednesday February 12, 2020

Laurent Commission: The AFNQL and the FNQLHSSC advocate for the future of First Nations children

Monday January 20, 2020

Federal Act 92: The AFNQL will not compromise the well being of its children and families, despite the obstruction of the Legault government

Friday January 10, 2020

The AFNQL Responds to the Call for Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation

2019

Thursday December 19, 2019

The Legault Government puts its own interests above those of First Nations children: It’s a shame

Wednesday November 20, 2019

The AFNQL to the New Trudeau Government: “Now is the Time to Deliver”

Friday October 25, 2019

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Quebec must be inspired by British Columbia

Tuesday October 22, 2019

A Minority Government: A Viable Solution for True Reconciliation

Wednesday October 2, 2019

An urgent need to take action to put an end to Quebec’s systemic discrimination

Monday September 30, 2019

Viens Commission’s Report – Beyond the apology, the urgency to act

Tuesday September 24, 2019

Global Climate Strike on September 27 – The youth are talking to us: let’s listen!

Thursday September 12, 2019

Special Commission on the Rights of the Child and Youth Protection: The AFNQL will ensure that the rights of children and communities are recognized and respected

Monday September 9, 2019

Promoting wellness through sustainable partnerships: The AFNQL and the FNQLHSSC have joined the collective in supporting the development of a national suicide prevention strategy.

Friday August 9, 2019

The AFNQL Marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Thursday July 18, 2019

The AFNQL Calls for Calm

Monday July 1, 2019

Grand Chief Polson is not in the mood for celebration

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Bill C-262 Dead on the Order Paper: Partisanship Over the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Friday June 21, 2019

Adoption of Bill C-92: A big day for our children

Thursday June 13, 2019

The AFNQL Supports the Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Monday June 3, 2019

Report on the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Genocide and Human Rights Violations of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Tuesday May 28, 2019

Special Parliamentary Committee on Youth Protection “Our Children Also Deserve to Grow Up in Dignity”

Thursday May 9, 2019

The AFNQL Warns Against Impostors

Wednesday April 24, 2019

JUSTICE FOR FIRST NATIONS WOMEN: THE AFNQL WILL REQUEST THE UNITED NATIONS’ INTERVENTION

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Territorial Integrity Quebec: You are Forgetting the Right of First Nations to Self-determination

Tuesday March 21, 2019

What the Federal Budget Forgot

Friday March 8, 2019

The AFNQL Marks International Women’s Day

Thursday February 28, 2019

Tabling of Bill C-92: Recognition of the rights and jurisdiction of Aboriginal peoples regarding child and family services

Tuesday February 19, 2019

ADISQ Creates the Félix Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year

Monday February 18, 2019

Important Announcement Regarding the Indigenous Music Industry and ADISQ

Thursday February 14, 2019

The AFNQL Stands with Jody Wilson-Raybould

Wednesday February 6, 2019

The AFNQL Welcomes Bill C-91 on Indigenous Languages

The AFNQL Supports the Innu Nation in its Commitment to Fighting Drug Trafficking and Abuse

Thursday January 31, 2019

Compliance with the Firearms Registry: The AFNQL Considers that the Legault Government Is Missing the Target

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Mr. Ghislain Picard Re-elected for a Three-Year Term as Chief of the AFNQL

Wednesday January 23, 2019

Quebec listens to the Québécois but not First Nations

2018

Thursday December 13, 2018

Viens Commission: The AFNQL intends to call on international organizations

Friday November 30, 2018

Tabling of a federal bill regarding the jurisdiction of First Nations in the field of child protection: A step closer to the self-government and self-determination of our peoples

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Apuiat Wind Project: The Response Must Be Political

Thursday November 22, 2018

AFNQL and FNEC Condemn Media Attack on First Nations for History Textbook Changes Across Quebec

Wednesday November 21, 2018

Improving the living conditions of First Nations and Inuit children: It’s time for collective action

Saturday November 17, 2018 

The AFNQL Mourns the Passing of Algonquin Chief Harry St. Denis

Thursday November 1, 2018

Apuiat Project – Opportunity to Build a Political Relationship on a Solid Foundation

Monday October 22, 2018

Enquête TV Program on Abuses Committed by the Oblates Impunity Must Stop

Friday October 19, 2018

The AFNQL commends the members of the Legault Cabinet and quickly wants to start working to renew the political relationship

Monday October 1st, 2018

AFNQL congratulates François Legault – Chief Ghislain Picard expects a new political relationship between Quebec and First Nations

Wednesday September 26, 2018

Wood Production Strategy: First Nations must have their say

Wednesday September 26, 2018

The Centre Mihawoso project in Manawan must be approved – Discrimination against children’s fundamental rights must be stopped

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Sovereignty will indeed be on the next government’s agenda: First Nations sovereignty!

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Quebec English Electoral Debate: The AFNQL Underlines the Recognition of First Nations as a Solution to Labor Shortage

Friday, September 14, 2018

Chief Ghislain Picard appears before the Viens Commission

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A New Basis for Reconciliation Needed

2016

Friday, November 18, 2016
The AFNQL supports First Nations women and honors their courage and resilience

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
AFNQL Supports the First Nation Women Who Dared to Break the Silence and Report Abuse by Police Officers

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: the Couillard Government Continues to refuse to Meet its Responsibilities and Hides behind the Feds

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Bill 106: The Couillard Government Persists in its Dismissive Attitude

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
THE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS QUEBEC-LABRADOR IS PROUD TO SUPPORT INITIATIVES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS OF YOUTHS

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
FIRST NATIONS OF QUEBEC OFFICIALLY OPPOSE ENERGY EAST PIPELINE

Friday, May 20, 2016
FIRST NATIONS CLASSIC – GOLF LE GRAND VALLON – June 17, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016
Federal budget: A good start for First Nations

Monday, February 15, 2016
Lac Simon Tragedy: The AFNQL expresses its condolences to the grieving families