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 laws that threaten our rights so we are always on guard against any legislation that could affect our rights, our citizens and our traditional territories.


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

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.  The Assembly drew almost 2,000 First Nation leaders, Elders, technicians, community members and observers for dialogue and strategy on key issues. 

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 Chief Perry Bellegarde, a man of experience who will know how to face the numerous challenges impacting our Peoples and the national organization.

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).

The First Nations Leadership Council Congratulates the Newly Elected National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

First Nations leadership from across Canada met in Winnipeg, MB, for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN)Special Chiefs’ Assembly.


The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs congratulates Perry Bellegarde for becoming the new National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations. National Chief Perry Bellagarde was elected for a 3 year term till 2017.


Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno, on behalf of the Executive Council, congratulates Perry Bellegarde on his election as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) by First Nation leaders during the AFN Special Chief Assembly in Winnipeg today

Notice to Independent Assessment Process Claimants

This notice is addressed to former Indian Residential School students who have an unresolved Independent Assessment Process (IAP) claim.

AFN BULLETIN Mid-November 2014

On July 28, 2014, Douglas Eyford was appointed by Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Canada (AANDC) Bernard Valcourt as his Special Representative to “lead engagement with Aboriginal groups and key stakeholders to renew and reform the Comprehensive Land Claims Policy.”

Assembly of First Nations