Highlights from the National Chief

  • National Chief Bulletin June 11, 2015

    Last week the country’s attention was on Truth and Reconciliation.  We heard the stories of survivors of Indian Residential Schools. We listened as former students… read more

  • 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

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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.

NationTalk interview with National Chief Perry Bellegarde

June 17, 2015
Nationtalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). The main topic of conversation surrounded the recent Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ update on their Final Report, which will be released later this year. There were many findings and Calls to Action which National Chief Perry Bellegarde highlight and explains we have found the truths, but now is time to truly reconcile. Please listen for more information. Click here to listen

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