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Topics will include:

  • The Legislative Process
  • Indigenous Languages Act
  • Bill C-262 – An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Bill S-3 – Amendment to the Indian Act’s registration provisions Cannabis Act
  • Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Environmental and Regulatory Reviews
  • And more

Early Hotel Booking and Pre-Registration Bonus

Draft Provisional Agenda


Resolutions Package



All participants and groups are encouraged to preregister and pre-pay. There will be separate line-ups to pick up your badge and USB 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).

FAX your registration form to Tash Cote at 613-241-5808

MAIL your registration form and payment to Tash Cote, Assembly of First Nations, 55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1600, Ottawa, ON K1P 6L5

Registration forms and payment must be received by April 27, 2018 to ensure processing prior to the Assembly. After this date, please register on site with your payment.

Register On-line Registration Form Proxy Letter

Please note that registration fees are non-refundable after April 20, 2018. An administration fee of $50.00 will apply for all cancellations.

Onsite Registration

Onsite pre-registration will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Hilton Lac Leamy. For planning purposes and to avoid line-ups, all delegates are encouraged to pick up badges and USBs during this time.


  • 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): $50.00
  • Veterans: Complimentary
  • Elders: Complimentary
  • Accredited Media: Complimentary

Early Hotel Booking and Pre-Registration Bonus

Avoid the registration line-ups! There will be separate lineups and a separate registration process for those that preregister and pre-pay in advance of the Assembly.

All Assembly delegates who reserve guestrooms at the host hotel by April 9, 2018 and pick up badges on Monday, April 30, 2018 at pre-registration will be automatically entered into an AFN draw for a two (2) night stay at a Hilton Family Hotel in Canada during summer 2018. If the hotel booking is in Toronto this prize will also include two (2) tickets to a Toronto Blue Jays baseball home game.

Note:  Prize must be redeemed by June 30, 2018. All efforts will be made to accommodate the winner’s preferred schedule however hotel and baseball game booking will be based on availability.

Watch for more information on additional draws and incentives to be announced for pre-registered and pre-paid delegates!

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



As the host hotel of the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly, the Hilton Lac Leamy is offering a special rate for guestrooms. The AFN encourages delegates to make reservations at the Hilton Lac Leamy by the noted deadline to ensure accommodations are available at the price listed.  Please indicate that you are attending the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly when making reservations. Please note that should you decide to cancel your reservation, there will be a non-refundable charge for two nights’ accommodation.

All expenses with respect to attending the AFN SCA including guestroom arrangements are the responsibility of the guest/group to cover and clear upon departure.

The Hilton Lac-Leamy
3 Boulevard du Casino,
Gatineau-Ottawa QC
J8Y 6X4

Phone: 819-790-6444
Hotel class: 4-star hotel

Cut-Off date:  April 9, 2018


Phone: 1-866-488-7888
Group code: ACM

Guest Rooms:

  • Classic Deluxe Guest Room: $199.00 per room, per night plus taxes
  • Executive Guest Rooms: $199.00 per room, per night and up

Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12pm


  • Self-parking: Free (Parking Lot)
  • Valet: C$20.00 plus taxes, per day

Trade Show

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) invites you to participate in a trade show as part of the Special Chiefs Assembly taking place at Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel and Casino, Gatineau, QC on May 1 – 2, 2018.

The Trade Show will bring together Vendors to showcase their products and services to AFN delegates and guests.

If you are interested in securing a booth space at our tradeshow please review and complete the enclosed registration form.

Registration Form

Exhibition Fees 

Standard – $1,260.00 (5% GST included)

All booths will include: 6’ table, one draped display table; two chairs and one exhibitor pass. Exhibition fees are non-refundable after April 20th, 2018. Prior to that date, a cancellation fee of $100 will apply.

A confirmation of the receipt of your registration form will be provided to you by email.  An exhibitor kit will be sent to you once available.

Services related to the trade show booth are the responsibility of each exhibitor.  This includes, but is not limited an exhibitor that is registered and has provided payment, an exhibitor package of information will be provided with details and instructions on ordering and payment for additional services. AFN is not responsible for accepting or signing for shipments delivered in advance, to, costs such as:  electricity, water, telephone/fax, internet, shipping, storage and handling.

Travel Discounts

Please visit for more information on how to access SCA travel discounts for Air Canada, WestJet, Porter Airlines, and VIA Rail.

Flight Centre
If you do not have a preferred travel agent and require assistance making your travel arrangements to the AFN SCA, please contact Tyler Brennan at Flight Centre Business Travel.

Tyler Brennan, Assistant Manager
Flight Centre Business Travel – Glebe
763 Bank Street – Room B
Ottawa, ON K1S 3V3

Telephone: 613-321-0120
Toll-free: 1-877-565-5295
Fax: 613-321-0426
E-mail: [email protected]



RESOLUTIONS are the essential mechanism by which First Nations provide specific mandates and direction to the Assembly of First Nations. Resolutions should be national in scope and can:
(1) establish a mandate for the AFN; (2) relate to internal matters regarding the operation of the AFN; or (3) support a particular issue, event or situation. Please go to for more information about the types of resolutions (see “Resolution Procedures”).

NOTE:  For the May 1 and 2 SCA, only resolutions related to federal legislation (either existing or anticipated in the upcoming parliamentary session) will be accepted.

ADVANCE SUBMISSION OF A RESOLUTION IS REQUIRED. In order to facilitate a more efficient and effective resolution process advance submission of resolutions is required. The resolution submission deadline is the Friday two full weeks prior to the first day of a scheduled Assembly – in this case Friday, April 13, 2018. Any and all resolutions received after the deadline will be reviewed according to the AFN process for late resolutions. Accepted late resolutions will be clearly marked as such and will be dealt with at a special designated time on the Assembly Agenda.

ACCEPTANCE OF A RESOLUTION by the Resolutions Committee will only occur if the respective names and First Nations of the mover and seconder are noted on the resolution. The mover and seconder must be either a Chief or a duly mandated Proxy (Proxy Letter) and available to speak to the Resolution at the Assembly. If the mover and seconder are not noted on a resolution submitted for consideration, then the resolution will not be recorded and entered into the process as an official draft resolution for consideration by the Resolutions Committee.

RESOLUTION FORMAT is preferably electronic. A resolution template is attached to this notice to assist you in preparing a resolution and is also available at

Resolution Template Resolution Package

RESOLUTION DEADLINE: Friday, April 13, 2018
Please direct all resolution submissions and inquiries to:
Christopher Barney
Telephone: 613-241-6789 ext. 289
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 613-241-5808


Please contact Karen Hunter at [email protected] or 613-241-6789 ext. 203 if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the Special Chiefs Assembly.


SCA Coordinator
Joyce McDougall
Telephone: (613) 241-6789
Ext. 199
Fax: (613) 241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

Registration Information
Tash Cote
Telephone: (613) 241-6789
Ext. 274
Fax: (613) 241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

Angie TurnerSpecial Chiefs Assembly on Federal Legislation 2018