New Brunswick

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AFN joins tobacco battle

The Assembly of First Nations has joined the battle over First Nations cigarettes after chiefs passed a resolution directing national Chief Shawn Atleo to press Ottawa and the provinces to back off attempts to regulate the tobacco trade between communities.

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‘A leader for his people’

Quinn Meawasige was in rehab trying to kick a nasty drug and drinking habit when he received a phone call from Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo.

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Sharing a hard AIDS lesson

Community groups and individuals are joining forces to educate Aboriginal people about AIDS and HIV and their impact on First Nations communities.

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Ottawa, chiefs failing NB FNs children

New Brunswick’s ombudsman says the federal government is not acting on his recommendations to improve child welfare in First Nations communities.

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RCMP probe vote buying on NB reserve

New Brunswick RCMP have launched a criminal investigation into allegations of vote buying on the Burnt Church reserve, according to RCMP Const. Chantal Farrah.