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First Nations from Across Canada to Gather for AFN Virtual Special Chiefs Assembly

on December 1, 2021

(Ottawa, ON) – First Nations leaders, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Women, Youth and Veterans from coast-to-coast-to-coast will gather virtually this week for discussions and deliberations on priorities. The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA), hosted by the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, will take place online for registered delegates December 7-9. 

Special guests joining the Assembly to address Chiefs and take questions include Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a number of federal ministers.  

The SCA will not be live streamed. Media are asked to pre-register by December 6, 2021 at meetings.afn.ca.  Registration for accredited media is free.

ASSEMBLY HIGHLIGHTS:

Date Time (EST) Details
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:45 am

Grand Entry
Opening Remarks by National Chief RoseAnne Archibald

3:45 pm Guest Speakers – by Invitation:
Minister Marc Miller
Minister David Lametti
Minister Patty Hajdu
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 4:15 pm Guest Speakers – by Invitation:
Federal Party Leaders
Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:30 pm Remarks by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
5:30 pm TBD Closing Remarks by National Chief RoseAnne Archibald

 

A full agenda of the AFN Virtual Special Chiefs Assembly is available at: 21-10-21-SCA-2021-Provisional-Agenda_eng.pdf (afn.ca)

To register for the AFN Virtual Special Chiefs Assembly, please visit the AFN website: Special Chiefs Assembly 2021 | Assembly of First Nations (afn.ca)

The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations people in Canada.  Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

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Contact information:

Jamie Monastyrski
Office of the National Chief
Assembly of First Nations
613-612-7229 (mobile)
[email protected]

Lori Kittelberg
Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
604-340-3117 (mobile)
[email protected]

Kelly Reid
Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
613-292-0857 (mobile)
[email protected]

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