Highlights from the National Chief

  • AFN Submission to Canada’s Premiers July 2015 - Closing the Gap

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  • National Chief Bulletin June 11, 2015

    Last week the country’s attention was on Truth and Reconciliation.  We heard the stories of survivors of Indian Residential Schools. We listened as former students… read more

  • 6/2/15 Response of Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde to the Findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

    Motivated by courage, the survivors of the Indian Residential Schools sought justice and recognition from Canada through court cases that set us on a course… read more

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Parliamentary Relations

Following the AFN Charter and as directed by Chiefs-in-Assembly, the AFN actively engages with Parliamentarians to advocate and advance the aspirations of First Nations. In addition, the AFN monitors and directly engages on legislation which could have impacts on First Nations rights and interests. When Parliament is in session, we provide weekly summaries of activities in the House of Commons, the Senate, and committee business.

Please click here for additional information and analysis on legislation and presentations to committees.

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - Joint Statement by National Chief Bellegarde

Assembly of First Nations