Parliamentary Relations

AFN advances the rights and interests of First Nations nationally by: advocating for the advancement of Aboriginal and Treaty rights and interests of First Nations in Canada, forging relationships and partnerships with Provincial/Territorial/ and Federal Governments and seeking to establish working relationships with Canada towards informing their policy approaches and objectives on matters of shared interest.

To accomplish this, AFN conducts extensive parliamentary monitoring and analysis on matters which have direct impact on First Nations.  The role of AFN’s Research and Policy Coordination team is to offer strategic support through the gathering and development of research and policy and legislation regarding the AFN’s position as the national advocacy organization representing First Nations in Canada.

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