Highlights from the National Chief

  • 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


    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.

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

Assembly of First Nations