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Perry Bellegarde

Perry Bellegarde is the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | April 12, 2021
In my view, Bill C-15, the proposed legislation to implement the UN Declaration currently being debated in Parliament, provides a path to clarity and certainty, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | April 12, 2021
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | April 12, 2021
In my view, Bill C-15, the proposed legislation to implement the UN Declaration currently being debated in Parliament, provides a path to clarity and certainty, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 22, 2020
Economic reconciliation means that Canada must step out of the way and allow First Nations to create a moderate livelihood from the modern expression of traditional activities, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 22, 2020
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 22, 2020
Economic reconciliation means that Canada must step out of the way and allow First Nations to create a moderate livelihood from the modern expression of traditional activities, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 15, 2020
Demonstrators, pictured in Ottawa on Feb. 24, 2020, supporting the Wetʼsuwetʼen nation against the building of the Coastal Gasoline pipeline. While the COVID-19 pandemic markedly highlights the fault lines in our society, there are signs, despite the darkness, of lasting hope. Together we have an opportunity to define the path towards a new enlightenment, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 15, 2020
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 15, 2020
Demonstrators, pictured in Ottawa on Feb. 24, 2020, supporting the Wetʼsuwetʼen nation against the building of the Coastal Gasoline pipeline. While the COVID-19 pandemic markedly highlights the fault lines in our society, there are signs, despite the darkness, of lasting hope. Together we have an opportunity to define the path towards a new enlightenment, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 17, 2019
First Nations will continue to press forward for our children and our families. I know we can move forward, faster, when we move together and move towards reconciliation and closing the gap within our lifetimes, to see sustained progress in our homes, among our peoples and across Canada, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 17, 2019
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 17, 2019
First Nations will continue to press forward for our children and our families. I know we can move forward, faster, when we move together and move towards reconciliation and closing the gap within our lifetimes, to see sustained progress in our homes, among our peoples and across Canada, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 12, 2019
NDP MP Romeo Saganash drove Bill C-262, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples implementation legislation, through the House of Commons. The bill has been in the hands of the Senate since May 2018. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 12, 2019
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 12, 2019
NDP MP Romeo Saganash drove Bill C-262, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples implementation legislation, through the House of Commons. The bill has been in the hands of the Senate since May 2018. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | January 28, 2019
This past weekend marks the third anniversary of the landmark ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to end discrimination against First Nations children. We’ve made progress, but obstacles remain to achieving the support and care our children and families need and deserve, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde.   The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | January 28, 2019
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | January 28, 2019
This past weekend marks the third anniversary of the landmark ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to end discrimination against First Nations children. We’ve made progress, but obstacles remain to achieving the support and care our children and families need and deserve, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde.   The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | September 17, 2018
Chief Marcia Brown Martel, pictured on Oct. 6, 2017 singing in front of Centre Block after the government announced a historic agreement in principle providing $500-million to $800-million in restitution for Indigenous children affected by the Sixties Scoop, including Ms. Brown Martel who was taken away from her family when she was a child. The Hill Times photograph by Andew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | September 17, 2018
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | September 17, 2018
Chief Marcia Brown Martel, pictured on Oct. 6, 2017 singing in front of Centre Block after the government announced a historic agreement in principle providing $500-million to $800-million in restitution for Indigenous children affected by the Sixties Scoop, including Ms. Brown Martel who was taken away from her family when she was a child. The Hill Times photograph by Andew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 18, 2018
Crown-Indigenous Minister Carolyn Bennett speaks at the Assembly of First Nations meeting in May. Fixing the comprehensive claims policy, among other issues, must be done with First Nations directly, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 18, 2018
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 18, 2018
Crown-Indigenous Minister Carolyn Bennett speaks at the Assembly of First Nations meeting in May. Fixing the comprehensive claims policy, among other issues, must be done with First Nations directly, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | September 18, 2017
With Parliament back in action, First Nations leaders will be watching the government's progress on a number of files carefully, says AFN national chief Perry Bellegarde, pictured centre on June 21, 2017, with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | September 18, 2017
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | September 18, 2017
With Parliament back in action, First Nations leaders will be watching the government's progress on a number of files carefully, says AFN national chief Perry Bellegarde, pictured centre on June 21, 2017, with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 20, 2016
An important step towards reconciliation was made at the United Nations last month when Canada expressed its unqualified support for the UN declaration. I commend the federal government for taking this important step. The next step is to formalize that support by adopting and implementing the UN declaration in federal legislation developed with indigenous peoples, to ensure the government of Canada respect and honour its principles, writes Perry Bellegarde. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 20, 2016
Opinion | BY PERRY BELLEGARDE | June 20, 2016
An important step towards reconciliation was made at the United Nations last month when Canada expressed its unqualified support for the UN declaration. I commend the federal government for taking this important step. The next step is to formalize that support by adopting and implementing the UN declaration in federal legislation developed with indigenous peoples, to ensure the government of Canada respect and honour its principles, writes Perry Bellegarde. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright