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Press Conference on Education

February 27, 2012

National Chief Atleo and Chiefs from Treaty 6, 7 and 8 press conference on education - Feb 28

OTTAWA (ON) - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today recognized the importance of the adoption of a Parliamentary motion supporting First Nations education.

"First Nations leaders, educators and our inspiring young leaders like Shannen Koostachin have made a clear and compelling case for investing in First Nation education. Our kids deserve good schools - schools that nurture them in their languages and cultures and schools that create the opportunity for success. The support of all Parliamentarians is a key next step and a solid indication that we are on the right path forward. We now look for action and commitment to implement this motion including investment. We will look to all of Parliament to hold-up today’s commitment.

As recent reports confirm, we must build and support First Nation education systems with stable funding. This is something that must happen." said National Chief Atleo. ”

The motion, put forward by the NDP and supported by all Parliamentarians declares that all First Nation children have an equal right to high quality culturally-relevant education. It also commits Parliament to providing the necessary financial and policy supports for First Nations education systems on par with non-reserve provincial schools and working collaboratively with First Nations and other jurisdictions to ensure implementation.

National Chief Atleo and Chiefs from Treaty 6, 7 and 8 will participate in a media scrum on this motion and next steps required for First Nation education:

DATE: Tuesday February 28, 2012
TIME: 10:30 a.m. (approx.) (MST)
LOCATION: 2012 Winter Assembly of Treaty Chiefs
Treaty No. 7 Territory - Calgary, Alberta
Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre

Posted on 27 Feb 2012

Call for Letters of Interest - Continuing Care Demonstration Projects


Request for Participation in First Nations Demonstration Projects in Continuing Care on Reserve in Alberta Region

Call Issued: February 20, 2013
Letters of Interest Due: March 12, 2013
Demonstration Projects Commence: April 1, 2013
Projects End and are Evaluated Fall 2014 or Winter 2015

Call For First Nations, Tribal Councils, and other Treaty Entities to Participate in Demonstration Projects

The Management Team and Treaty 7 Management Corporation, who hosts the HSIF Continuing Care Project, are eager to join forces with First Nations across Alberta with the ultimate goal of creating a First Nations’ model(s) of continuing care for Elders, persons with disabilities, and persons with chronic illnesses.

If you have ideas on how to improve First Nations’ access to continuing care services and/or make the services people receive more culturally appropriate, then we would like to partner with you to make your ideas come to life! We know that many of you are already working with partners in order to maximize the financial and staffing resources you have associated with continuing care, and are still having difficulties meeting community demands with current resource allocations. Let us lend a helping hand!

Full details and additional information are available here

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Posted on 20 Feb 2012