The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be hosting its 40th Annual General Assembly (AGA) under the theme of ‘Celebrating Successes and Giving Thanks’, from July 23 to 25, 2019 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

AFN is going paperless. Please note that all material will be on a memory stick; therefore please bring your laptop/iPad to the forum.

All participants and groups are encouraged to pre-register and pre-pay. There will be separate line-ups to pick up your badge and USB for those who pre-register and pre-pay in advance of the Assembly. We are also introducing our new Self Check-in kiosks at the Assembly. You will receive a 3 digit code with your confirmation which can be entered on-site at one of the kiosk stations and your badge will be printed automatically for quick pick-up.

The 2019 AGA in Fredericton is open to as many delegates as possible in the main meeting room to accommodate Chiefs, Elders, Grand Chiefs, Veterans, Women’s, Youth & Elders Councils. Please note that this is a smaller facility than usual but AFN will maximize the full capacity.

Opening Remarks from National Chief

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Provisional Agenda

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Archived Webcast

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Resolutions

2019 Annual General Assembly

Celebrating Successes and Giving Thanks

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be hosting its 40th Annual General Assembly (AGA) under the theme of ‘Celebrating Successes and Giving Thanks’, from July 23 to 25, 2019 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

The 2019 AFN AGA is expected to attract up to 2,000 delegates who will attend various events throughout the week. The AGA will also be an opportunity for Chiefs to come together and discuss issues of concern to First Nations governments and citizens, and to mandate the AFN to undertake work to advance the rights and interests of First Nations. The AGA will include regional caucus sessions, strategy and planning sessions, and discussion of resolutions. Delegates will also be provided with plenary presentations and reports from the AFN Executive Committee. As such, the AGA presents an essential forum for the consolidation of national priorities, and decision-making.

Forum Agenda

Monday July 22, 2019

Pre-Assembly

8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Golf Tournament

12 pm – 8 pm
Pre-Registration

2 pm – 3:30 pm
Concurrent Dialogue Sessions

3:30 pm – 5 pm
Concurrent Dialogue Sessions

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Social/Cultural Expressions Showcase and Concert

Tuesday July 23, 2019

Assembly Day 1

6 am
Pipe Ceremony (Weather Dependent)

6:30 am – 8:00 am
Water Ceremony (Weather Dependent)

7:30 am – 5 pm
Registration

7:30 am – 8:15 am
Regional Caucus Sessions – Crown Plaza Hotel – 659 Queen Street

8 am – 5 pm
AFN Circle of Trade

8:30 am
Grand Entry

9 am – 11 am
Opening Ceremonies

11 am
Procedure

AFN And NIB Trust Audited Financial Statements

12 pm
Lunch

1:30 pm
Plenary Session – Discussion and Resolutions

3 pm – 5 pm
Plenary Session – Discussion and Resolutions

Wednesday July 24, 2019

Assembly Day 2

6:30 am
Pipe Ceremony

7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration

7:30 am – 8:15 am
Regional Caucus Sessions – Crown Plaza Hotel – 659 Queen Street

9 am – 5 pm
AFN Circle of Trade

10:30 am
MMIWG Final Report

12 pm – 1pm
Lunch

12 pm – 1pm
PowWow/Round Dance

1 pm
Plenary Session – Discussion and Resolutions

2:45 pm – 5 pm
Plenary Session – Discussion and Resolutions

6 pm – 9 pm
Gala Dinner 

9 pm – 11 pm
After Party Dance/After Burner – Delta Ballroom

Thursday July 25, 2019

Assembly Day 3

6:30 am
Pipe Ceremony

7:30 am – 12 pm
Registration

7:30 am – 8:15 am
Regional Caucus Sessions – Crown Plaza Hotel – 659 Queen Street

9 am – 1:30 pm
Trade Show

9:00 am
Plenary Session – Discussion and Resolution 

11:50 am
Remembering Video

12 pm – 1pm
Lunch

1 pm
Plenary Session – Discussion and Resolutions

2:45 pm – 4 pm
Plenary Session – Discussion and Resolutions

4 pm
Closing Ceremonies

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Registration

Where does your registration fee go?

Registration fees help to offset the direct costs of organizing Chiefs Assemblies and Forums, including facility rentals, audio/visual equipment, interpretation services, webcasting, registration services, facilitators, meeting kits, translation, signage, catering, and drum groups.

Registration Process

All participants and groups are encouraged to pre-register and pre-pay. There will be separate line-ups to pick up your badge and USB for those who pre-register and pre-pay in advance of the Assembly.

Register and pay ONLINE at afn.ca. You will receive a confirmation email. Major credit cards accepted (VISA, MasterCard and American Express).
FAX your registration form to Angie Turner at 613-241-5808.
MAIL your registration form and payment to Angie Turner, Assembly of First Nations, 55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1600, Ottawa, ON K1P 6L5.
Please make cheques payable to the National Indian Brotherhood.
Registration forms and payment must be received by July 19, 2019, to ensure processing prior to the Assembly. After this date, please register on site with your payment.

Please note that registration fees are non-refundable after July 19, 2019. An administration fee of $50 will apply for all cancellations.
Onsite pre-registration will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019, from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Delta Fredericton. For planning purposes and to avoid line-ups, all delegates are encouraged to pick up their badges and USBs on July 22, 2019. 

All participants and groups are encouraged to pre-register and pre-pay. There will be separate line-ups to pick up your badge and USB for those who pre-register and pre-pay in advance of the Assembly. We are also introducing our new Self Check-in kiosks at the Assembly. You will receive a 3 digit code with your confirmation which can be entered on-site at one of the kiosk stations and your badge will be printed automatically for quick pick-up. 

Register On-line Registration Form Group Registration Form Proxy letter template

Pre-Registration Bonus:

There will be separate line-ups and a separate registration process for those that pre-register and pre-pay in advance of the Assembly. Watch for more information on draws and incentives to be announced for pre-registered and pre-paid delegates!

Registration Fees

Pre-Registration (July 22, 2019)

Chief/Proxy (proxy letter required) – $350
First Nation Citizen – $350
Observer and Non-Government Organization – $600
Other Governments – $600
Senior Citizen (age 65 and older) – $50
Student (valid student card required) – $50
Veteran – Complimentary
Elder – Complimentary
Accredited Media – Complimentary

On-Site (July 23-25, 2019)

Chief/Proxy (proxy letter required) – $450
First Nation Citizen – $450
Observer and Non-Government Organization – $700
Other Governments – $700
Senior Citizen (age 65 and older) – $150
Student (valid student card required) – $150
Veteran – Complimentary
Elder – Complimentary
Accredited Media – Complimentary

Hotel Accommodations

The AFN has room blocks at the following hotels:

PLEASE SAY YOU ARE ATTENDING THE AFN’S 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

The City Motel
Address: 1216 Regent St.
Tel: 1-800-268-2858
Rate: $99
Need to Reserve by: June 30, 2019

Comfort Inn
Address: 797 Prospect St.
Tel: 506-453-0800
Rate: $170
Need to Reserve by: June 26, 2019

Days Inn Suites Oromocto
Address: 60 Brayson Blvd.
Tel: 506-357-5657
Rate: $110
Need to Reserve by: June 22, 2019

**SOLD OUT** Best Western Plus Hotel & Suites
Address: 333 Bishop Dr.
Tel: 506-455-8448
Rate: $159
Need to Reserve by: June 21, 2019

**SOLD OUT** Quality Inn & Suites by Choice Hotels
Address: 559 Bishop Dr.
Tel: 506-474-5050
Rate: $149
Need to Reserve by: June 22, 2019

**SOLD OUT** Hilton Garden Inn (adjacent to Convention Centre)
Address: 620 Queen St.
Tel: 506-999-1551
Rate: $209
Need to Reserve by: June 24, 2019

Riverside Resort & Conference Centre
Address: Mactaquac Road
Tel: 506-363-5111
Rate: $99
Need to Reserve by: June 8, 2019

**SOLD OUT** Crown Plaza (across the street from Convention Centre)
Address: 659 Queen St.
Tel: 1-866-444-1946
Rate: $199
Need to Reserve by: June 22, 2019

University of New Brunswick
Address: Baily Dr.
Tel: 506-447-3227
Rate: $86
Need to Reserve by: July 1, 2019

**SOLD OUT** Hampton Inn & Suites
Address: 470 Bishop Dr.
Tel: 506-300-1818
Rate: $169
Need to Reserve by: June 23, 2019

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Address: 665 Prospect St.
Tel: 844-373-3449
Rate: $129
Need to Reserve by: June 10, 2019

Radisson Kingswood
Address: 42 Kingswood Way
Tel: 800-333-3333
Rate: $179
Need to Reserve by: June 24, 2019

Ramada Fredericton
Address: 480 Riverside Dr.
Tel: 800-596-4656
Rate: $125
Need to Reserve by: June 24, 2019

Fredericton Inn
Address: 1315 Regent St.
Tel: 1-800-561-8777
Rate: $179
Need to Reserve by: June 30, 2019

Howard Johnson
Address: 958 Prospect Place
Tel: 506-465-4444
Rate: $99
Need to Reserve by: June 30, 2019

AFN Shuttle Schedule

7:00AM DAYS INN (OROMOCTO)
7:20AM RAMADA INN (LOWER ST. MARY’S)
7:35AM FREDERICTON MOTOR INN (REGENT STREET)
7:45AM DROP OFF AT CONVENTION CENTER (QUEEN STREET)

8:05AM DAYS INN (OROMOCTO)
8:25AM 
RAMADA INN (LOWER ST. MARY’S)
8:40AM
 FREDERICTON MOTOR INN (REGENT STREET)
8:50AM
DROP OFF AT CONVENTION CENTER (QUEEN STREET)

RETURNS:
4:30 PM
CONVENTION CENTER
5:30PM CONVENTION CENTER

7:00AM RIVERSIDE RESORT (MACTAQUAC)
7:20AM HOWARD JOHNSON’S (PROSPECT STREET) PICK UP ON SIDE OF STREET IN FRON OF HOTEL
7:30AM AMSTERDAM QUALITY INN AND SUITES
7:40AM DROP OFF AT CONVENTION CENTER (QUEEN STREET)

8:05AM RIVERSIDE RESORT (MACTAQUAC)
8:25AM HOWARD JOHNSON’S (PROSPECT STREET)PICK UP ON SIDE OF STREET IN FRONT OF HOTEL
8:35AM AMSTERDAM QUALITY INN AND SUITES (BISHOP DRIVE) PICK UP ON SIDE OF STREET IN FRONT OF HOTEL
8:45AM DROP OFF CONVENTION CENTER (QUEEN STREET)

RETURNS:
4:30 PM
CONVENTION CENTER
5:30PM CONVENTION CENTER

7:15AM RADISSON (HANWELL ROAD)
7:30AM BEST WESTERN (BISHOP DRIVE)
7:40AM HAMPTON INN AND SUITES (BISHOP DRIVE)
7:50AM DROP OFF AT CONVENTION CENTER (QUEEN STREET)

8:15AM RADISSON (HANWELL ROAD)
8:30AM BEST WESTERN (BISHOP DRIVE)
8:40AM HAMPTON INN AND SUITES (BISHOP DRIVE)
8:50AM DROP OFF AT CONVENTION CENTER ( QUEEN STREET)

RETURNS:
4:30 PM
CONVENTION CENTER
5:30PM CONVENTION CENTER

7:15AM CITY MOTEL (REGENT STREET)
7:30AM COMFORT INN (PROPSECT STREET) PICK UP ON SIDE OF STREET IN FRONT OF HOTEL
7:40AM HOLIDAY INN AND SUITES (PROSPECT STREET)
7:50AM DROP OFF AT CONVENTION CENTER (QUEEN STREET)

8:15AM CITY MOTEL (REGENT STREET)
8:30AM COMFORT INN (PROSPECT STREET) PICK UP ONS SIDE OF STREET IN FRONT OF HOTEL
8:40AM HOLIDAY INN AND SUITES (PROSPECT STREET)
8:50AM DROP OFF AT CONVENTION CENTER (QUEEN STREET)

RETURNS:
4:30 PM
CONVENTION CENTER
5:30PM CONVENTION CENTER

Travel

Getting to Fredericton:

Flight Centre
If you do not have a preferred travel agent and require assistance making your travel arrangements to the AFN Forum, please contact Tyler Brennan at Flight Centre Business Travel.

Tyler Brennan, Assistant Manager
Flight Centre Business Travel – Glebe
763 Bank Street – Room B
Ottawa, ON K1S 3V3

Telephone: 613-321-0120
Toll-free: 1-877-565-5295
Fax: 613-321-0426
E-mail: [email protected]


Air Canada Airlines:

To book a flight with the promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the search panel.
Promotion code: N8ETKFK1

The booking is to be made to the following city: Fredericton, YFC (NB)
The travel period begins July 22, 2019 and ends July 26, 2019.
No discount will apply to Basic or Standard bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.


Westjet Airlines:
On behalf of our team, we would like to thank you for choosing WestJet for your travel plans. We are happy to confirm that for the upcoming Annual General Assembly, we are able to offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Fredericton. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventionsto make a booking online.

The code can be used on travel from July 22, 2019 to July 26, 2019:

Coupon code (Guest web/Travel Agent web): J29GI29
Promo code (*Travel Agent GDS only): WUU31


Porter:

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from Fredericton. The discounted fares are available for travel from July 22 to July 26 2019.

Please book online at www.flyporter.com or through your travel agent using promo code AFN13.

 

**SOLD OUT** AFN Circle of Trade Show

The AFN Circle of Trade Show will take place July 23-25, 2019. The trade show is an excellent opportunity to facilitate networking among First Nations, organizations, businesses and government. To register or obtain more information about the AFN Circle of Trade Show, please contact Cynthia Legault at [email protected].

Resolutions

Resolutions for consideration at the Annual General Assembly must be submitted to AFN by July 5, 2019. Please contact Chris Barney at 613-241-6789, ext. 289 or [email protected] for more information on the resolutions process.

Resolutions Template Resolutions Package

Social and Cultural Events

The AFN Regional Office of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island is proud to be hosting the 40th AFN AGA in Fredericton, NB, the traditional territory of the Wolastoqey – Maliseet. The NB/PE AFN is planning some exciting social and cultural events for the AGA that will showcase local First Nations. More details will be provided as these events are confirmed.

EXCLUSIVE CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP GALA TABLE: $7000 (VIP Table for 8 Guests, Lobster Feast, Live Performance by Jeremy Dutcher)
Contact the AFN Local Organizing Committee to purchase yours today! [email protected]

OR PLATINUM, GOLD, SILVER SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES STILL AVAILABLE (INCLUDES VIP GALA TABLE + VARIOUS SPONSORSHIP PERKS)

Here is the link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AFNLOC2019

Please book by July 15

Download Event Flyer

Message from Our Regional Hosts

While in Fredericton for AFN – why not plan a day trip to see other parts of New Brunswick! We have 3 day trips planned for Sunday July 21- They depart and return to from the Fredericton Convention Centre at 9 am , return at 5 pm. Info and booking at these links:  (limit of 40-50 people per tour )

  1. Hopewell Rocks and Bay of Fundy
  2. Saint Andrews by-the-Sea and Ministers Island
  3. Metepenagiag Heritage Park

32nd Annual Golf Tournament

The AFN Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Kingswood Golf Club, 1700 Kingswood Way, Fredericton NB. Please contact Larry Whiteduck at [email protected] for information.

Date: Monday, July 22, 2019
Time: Breakfast: 7:00am-8:00am Registration: 7:30am
Golf: Scramble Shotgun Start: 8:30am Followed by lunch and prizes
Location: Kingswood Golf Course 1700 Kingswood Way,
Hanwell, New Brunswick E3C 2L47 *Golf attire required

Download Golf Package

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Contacts

For more information, please visit the AFN website at www.afn.ca or contact the following:

AGA 2019 Coordinator

Joyce McDougall
Telephone: 613-241-6789, ext. 199
Fax: 613-241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

AGA 2019 – General Inquiries

Aronnessa Fraser
Telephone: 613-241-6789
Fax: 613-241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

AGA 2019 – Registration Inquiries

Angie Turner
Telephone: 613-241-6789, ext. 296
Fax: 613-241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

On behalf of the Assembly of First Nations, we look forward to seeing you in Fredericton!

Sid Lee2019 Annual General Assembly
Assembly of First Nations
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