Shawn Atleo

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Atleo's Resignation Cost AFN A Lot

OTTAWA - Shawn Atleo's abrupt resignation as national chief cost the Assembly of First Nations more than just its leader.New documents show the federal government turned down the assembly's request fo...
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Atleo: I Was Just Doing My Job

Shawn Atleo is defending his actions in the lead-up to the federal government's tabling of its controversial aboriginal education bill, nearly six months after quitting his job as national chief...
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What Now?

OTTAWA - Regional chiefs from across the country are meeting in Ottawa this week to determine how they'll choose a new leader after the sudden resignation last week of Shawn Atleo.The executive commit...
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ATLEO RESIGNS

OTTAWA - Shawn Atleo stepped down Friday as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, ending a tumultuous term that began in high hopes but finished with faltering support and charges he was to...
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Winter Challenge 2014: The Deeper Story

Variations on an ancient indigenous practice are going viral in the social media. Called -- and you've probably heard of it already-- "Winter Challenge 2014," participants are asked to either fully immerse themselves in a body of water or, where there's snow, make snow angels while wearing swim attire or, lastly, where either of these aren't possible, getting drenched with a pail of water will do. Regardless of the method, the main idea is to get off the couch, out of the house and acquaint yourself with the winter cold.
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Time to Get Our Indian Act Together for First Nations Students

It has become more and more urgent to -- as the proposal for a First Nations Education Act was titled -- work together for First nations students. This agreement, and the federal budget framework into which it is embedded, is an opportunity to do just that -- whatever one's skepticism and mistrust may recommend to the contrary. On the First Nation's side, the time has arrived to take both the concept and practice of self-control and self-determination to their logical conclusions. Let's call it getting our collective Indian act together.
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National Chief Gets Behind Protest

ELSIPOGTOG FIRST NATION, N.B. - The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says Aboriginal Peoples will not support resource development at any cost after he met Thursday with leaders of a ba...
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After 250 Years, 'It's Time For Action'

OTTAWA - Groups affiliated with the Idle No More movement held protests across Canada and in parts of the United States on Monday as an important document for aboriginal land claims and self-governmen...
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Changemaker: Chief Shawn Atleo's Lessons in Leadership

Last year we had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a historic meeting between a Canadian Aboriginal leader and a Maasai tribal chief. A lifelong Aboriginal activist, A-in-chut Atleo is the hereditary chief of the Ahousaht First Nation in British Columbia, and is serving his second term as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.
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Now We're Talking..

OTTAWA - Forget the spotlights, the pageantry on Parliament Hill and the perpetual confrontation that confounds so many attempts to find a grand solution to First Nations poverty.An education agreemen...
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Another Hunger Strike

MONTREAL - An aboriginal leader from Manitoba says he has begun yet another hunger protest in an effort to stop changes to federal funding for First Nations people.Grand Elder Raymond Robinson says hi...
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Atleo Pushes Toews For <i>This</i>

It's crucial that the new minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development hit the ground running and get to work right away to tackle the urgent issues facing First Nations communities, says N...

What Did Spence's Hunger Strike Accomplish?

With a final media show, Chief Spence has now ended her 44 day "reduced food" diet. The question should now turn to what did she accomplish? Are Canadians more aware today and do they have a better understanding of the abysmal living conditions in First Nations communities? Probably not, such conditions were already well known and have been for decades.
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Will Chiefs Go Hard-Line?

OTTAWA - National Chief Shawn Atleo has staked his ground for upcoming talks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to improve the quality of life for First Nations, setting a time limit of this spring fo...
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Back To Work

VANCOUVER - Chief Shawn Atleo returned to the helm of the Assembly of First Nations on Thursday adamant that aboriginal groups across the country are united against a common enemy: the status quo.Ackn...
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Theresa Spence: Stop the Hunger Strike and Hold Harper to Account

Today's "National Day of Action" gives Chief Theresa Spence another opportunity to declare a victory over holding the government to account and another opportunity to call off her "hunger" strike. By not doing so she risks further polarizing and dividing the movement and First Nations leadership. The government is left with few options. It must still negotiate with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and National Chief Shawn Atleo, as it has to be seen to be engaged and working to make change possible, sooner rather than later.
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Checklist Of Demands

OTTAWA - The Assembly of First Nations entered Friday's meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper with eight demands. Here is checklist on how they fared:Agreed — Commitment to a high-level process o...