Highlights from the National Chief

  • AFN BULLETIN December 2014

    First Nation leaders from across the country gathered for the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) and National Chief Election in Winnipeg from December 9-11, 2014. … read more

  • AFNQL Chiefs congratulate National Chief Perry Bellegarde for his election

    The Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) would like to extend their congratulations and express their support to newly elected National… read more

  • Dene National / Assembly of First Nations Office - PERRY BELLEGARDE WINS MAJORITY VOTE

    It took the first-ballot to name Saskatchewan's Perry Bellegarde as the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). 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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