AFN Bulletin – July 2014

on July 7, 2014

Confederacy of Nations – Monday July 14, 2014, Halifax, NS

A Confederacy of Nations Meeting is scheduled for Monday July 14, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the main ballroom at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Registration will be available at the World Trade and Convention Centre on Sunday July 13 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Monday July 14 starting at 7:30 a.m.  There is no fee for appointed delegates, students, Elders or Veterans.  All other observers must pay a fee of $50. 

The AFN Executive has proposed the following agenda for the one-day meeting:

9:00 a.m.         Opening

Review and Adoption of Rules of Procedures

Review and Adoption of Draft Agenda

9:30 a.m.         Education – Discussion on the Path Forward

11:00 a.m.       AFN Election – Chief Electoral Officer Discussion

12:00 p.m.       Lunch

1:30 p.m.         AFN Reform

5:00 p.m.         Closing Prayer 

The Confederacy of Nations is a body within the AFN defined in the AFN Charter as “the governing body between assemblies of the First Nations-in-Assembly” and accountable to Chiefs-in-Assembly. For more information please visit www.afn.ca or directly at http://www.afn.ca/index.php/en/about-afn/the-assembly-of-first-nations-confederacy-of-nations-about

This meeting will bring together appointed delegates from each region on the basis of one representative per region, plus one for each 10,000 First Nation citizens of that region.  According to the Assembly of First Nations Charter, each region must elect or appoint representatives at a meeting convened for that purpose.  For more information on the process of appointing delegates please contact the office of the Regional Chief for your region.

The number of delegates per region has been confirmed as follows:

Confederacy of Nations Delegates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confederacy of Nations Votes

Province

Off-Reserve

On-Reserve

Total

1 Per Region

1 Per 10,000

Total

NB/PEI

6,396

 9,858

 16,254

 1

 2

 3

NS/NFLD

31,995

 13,224

 45,219

 1

 5

 6

QC

27,479

 54,846

 82,325

 1

 9

 10

ON

106,192

 93,115

 199,307

 1

 20

 21

MB

58,745

 88,213

 146,958

 1

 15

 16

SK

73,893

 70,654

 144,547

 1

 15

 16

AB

44,660

 72,620

 117,280

 1

 12

 13

BC

76,219

 62,233

 138,452

 1

 14

 15

YT

5,101

 3,990

 9,091

 1

 1

 2

NT

6,141

 12,304

 18,445

 1

 2

 3

 

436,821

 481,057

 917,878

 10

 95

 105

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Indian Register, AANDC –  as of December 31, 2013

 

 

 

Annual General Assembly – July 15-17, 2014 – Halifax

The 35th AFN Annual General Assembly will take place in Mi’kmaw territory in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 15-17.  Hundreds of First Nation Chiefs, Elders and youth will gather under the theme “Together as Nations: Educate, Empower, Enlighten” to determine a path forward to address key priorities based on First Nations rights, Treaties, title and jurisdiction, guided by the vision of safe, healthy and thriving communities. 

A provisional draft agenda is available on the AFN website at www.afn.ca or directly athttp://www.afn.ca/uploads/files/14-06-12_aga_provisional_draft_agenda_fe2.pdf.

The Host Committee for the 2014 AGA is organizing a number of exciting cultural activities and special events during the AGA.  For more information please visit www.afn.ca or http://www.afn.ca/index.php/en/the-35th-annual-general-assembly.

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