Highlights from the National Chief

  • NATIONAL CHIEF BULLETIN May 2015

    The Assembly of First Nations issues regular updates on work underway at the national office. read more

  • Presentation to The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security - Bill C-51

    Bill C-51 is the subject of a great deal of commentary and controversy.  First Nations have a long history in this country of dealing with… read more

  • NATIONAL CHIEF BULLETIN January 2015

    Greetings and happy new year to everyone across Turtle Island.  I hope that you enjoyed your holidays with friends and family.  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.

Presentation to The Standing Committee On Bill C-51 Public Safety and National Security
March 12th, 2015
National Chief Perry Bellegarde

Brief to The Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defense
Re: Bill C-51, Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015

Brief to The Standing Committee On Public Safety and National Security
Re: Bill C-51, Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015

Submission to The House Of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resrouces
Bill C-46, Pipelines Safety Act, 2015

Parliamentary Wrap-Up for the week of April 20 – 24, 2015

Perry Bellegarde, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, sits down with Amanda Lang of CBC

Assembly of First Nations