The Communications Unit of the Assembly of First Nations is mandated with the task to ensure that all First Nations from coast to coast to coast receive timely and relevant information on various international, national, provincial and regional issues, priorities, policies and decisions that can impact First Nations.
The Communications Unit distributes information in a wide variety of formats and delivery services including print, broadcast fax, video and video messages, e-mail blasts, the internet, the AFN website, Indigenous and non-Indigenous media and social media. AFN currently uses Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to engage in and encourage social networking. The AFN website is updated on a daily basis and maintains a media distribution and subscription service called Mailchimp which allows users to sign up for regular AFN updates and news delivered to their personal e-mail and mobile device. A fax distribution service is also used to ensure that all news and releases reach their intended target, in particular in areas with low or no connectivity. The AFN uses all these channels and communications vehicles to ensure the widest reach possible to all First nations regardless of location.
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AFN press releases, National Chief Bulletins, Technical Bulletins, Policy and Legislative Bulletins and notices are broadcast faxed to First Nation band offices, PTOs and tribal councils.
Become our friend on Facebook! Join the official AFN Facebook page: “Assembly of First Nations/Assemblée des Premières Nations”. The AFN Facebook page includes photos, press releases, news and announcements and links to news, videos and information.
Check out the Assembly of First Nations on YouTube to watch videos from the National Chief and special events and initiatives.
AFN Communications strategies and activities are based on clear direction and positions from First Nations in key areas and priorities as established through AFN resolutions.