Special Chiefs Assembly

December 5 – 7, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario


Pre-Registration Bonus

All Assembly delegates who pre-register, pre-pay and pick up their badges during Pre-Registration on December 4, 2017 will be entered into an AFN draw for great prizes.

Register On-line

Where does your registration fee go?

Chiefs from across the country generally come together twice a year to set strategic direction based on community needs and priorities. The Chiefs Assemblies provide the venue for First Nation leaders to direct the work of the Assembly of First Nations, the National Chief and national executive through resolution. It is just one way First Nation leaders bring forward the concerns and priorities of First Nation members.

Registration fees help to offset the direct costs of organizing Chiefs Assemblies, including facility rentals, audio/visual equipment, interpretation services, webcasting, registration services, facilitators, meeting kits, translation, signage, catering, and drum groups.

Registration Process

All participants and groups are encouraged to pre-register and pre-pay. There will be separate line-ups at the event for those who pre-register and pre-pay in advance of the Assembly.

  • Register and pay ONLINE. You will receive a confirmation email. Major credit cards accepted (VISA, MasterCard and American Express)
  • Complete the registration form included in this notice and FAX it to Angie Turner at 613-241-5808.
  • Complete the registration form and MAIL it to Angie Turner, Assembly of First Nations, 55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1600, Ottawa, ON K1P 6L5.
Registration Form Group Registration Form Proxy Letter

Registration forms and payment must be received by November 30, 2017 to ensure processing prior to the Assembly. After this date, please register on site with your payment.

Please note that registration fees are non-refundable after November 30, 2017. An administration fee of $50.00 will apply for all cancellations.

Onsite Registration

For planning purposes and to avoid line-ups, all delegates are encouraged to pick up badges and USBs on December 4, 2017

Location for Pre-Registration on Monday, December 4, 2017

Onsite pre-registration will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Westin Ottawa Hotel.


  • Chief/ Proxy (proxy letter required): $350.00
  • First Nation Citizen: $350.00
  • Observer and Non-Government Organization: $600.00
  • Other Governments: $600.00
  • Senior Citizen (age 65 and older): $50.00*
  • Students (valid student card required): $25.00*
  • Veterans: Complimentary
  • Elders: Complimentary
  • Accredited Media: Complimentary

Registration fees for the Senior Citizens and Students will be allocated to support activities of the AFN Tri-Council (AFN Elders’ Council, AFN Women’s Council and the AFN Youth Council).

Please contact Tash Cote at 613-241-6789, ext. 274  with any questions regarding registration.

Angie TurnerRegistration
Assembly of First Nations