Highlights from the National Chief

  • 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


    The Assembly of First Nations issues regular updates on work underway at the national office. read more

  • 04/29/15 Canada 2020 - First Nations, Fiscal Equity & Resource Sovereignties: The Path to Closing the Development Gap

    We are a couple of years away from Canada's 150th anniversary. What change could come about between now and 2017 for First Nations, and for… 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.

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal - First Nations child welfare human rights

Assembly of First Nations