Highlights from the National Chief


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

  • 04/29/15 Canada 2020 - First Nations, Fiscal Equity & Resource Sovereignties: The Path to Closing the Development Gap

    We are a couple of years away from Canada's 150th anniversary. What change could come about between now and 2017 for First Nations, and for… 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

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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.

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