The Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly took place in Ottawa, Ontario from December 4 to 6, 2018.
APTN News covered the event throughout the week. Watch the assembly archive and find news from the event below.
Day One | December 4
Day Two | December 5
Speaking to a delegation of First Nations chiefs at the annual Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly, Trudeau cited recent announcements to co-develop child welfare legislation with Indigenous groups and to overhaul Canada’s historical land claims process… Read more.
Minister Jane Philpott was taken to task for not practising what she is preaching when it comes to compensating people let down by the system | Tom Fennario
Day Three | December 6
The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs issued a letter Wednesday night demanding that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologize for his treatment of its secretary treasurer, and Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson… Read more.
Last Friday’s announcement on proposed child welfare legislation for First Nation, Metis and Inuit was a long time coming for the Trudeau government and is expected to be a turning point that will be lifesaving says the Indigenous Services minister… Read more.