Listen to your Elders about “The Heart of the People”!

This is the first part of the documentary "The Heart of the People".  A unique opportunity to listen to Elders who are no longer with us, but speak about the Sarita River from the bottom of their tiičma (heart): Willie Sport - cultural historian, fisher and trapper. Lizzie Happynook - weaver whose pieces are exhibited at the Alberni … Continue reading Listen to your Elders about “The Heart of the People”!

Fresh Food Program is on hold

The Fresh Food Box is currently on hold. The program is a non-profit alternative fresh food distribution system that started in May 2015 and was paid for, in part, through a one-time funding opportunity that the Nation received called the LNG Generations Fund. We are currently working on ways to locate funding to continue the … Continue reading Fresh Food Program is on hold

Celebrate National Aboriginal Language Day

Since 1993, Indigenous peoples in Canada have celebrated March 31st to honour the strength and endurance of our languages and cultures. While National Aboriginal Languages Day is a single day to honour the legacy we have inherited, there are thousands of Indigenous Language Champions creating and delivering Indigenous languages programs and traditional teachings every day. … Continue reading Celebrate National Aboriginal Language Day

AFN National Chief says that Federal Budget is a significant step in closing the gap for First Nations

The federal budget is a significant step in closing the gap in the quality of life between First Nations peoples and Canadians and beginning the process of reconciliation, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says. “The budget begins to address decades of underfunding and neglect, which have perpetuated a growing gap in the … Continue reading AFN National Chief says that Federal Budget is a significant step in closing the gap for First Nations

Watch the webinar: “First Nations Social Innovation and Social Finance; First Nation Access to Credit”

On Tuesday, March 22  at 1:00 pm (EDT) The Assembly of First Nations will be hosting a webinar entitled "First Nations Social Innovation and Social Finance;  First Nation Access to Credit", with speakers from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and Forrest Green, a Licensed Credit Bureau.  Highlighted are invited testimonials by … Continue reading Watch the webinar: “First Nations Social Innovation and Social Finance; First Nation Access to Credit”