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FIRST NATIONS FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST TO GATHER IN OTTAWA FOR AFN SPECIAL CHIEFS ASSEMBLY DECEMBER 6-8

on November 30, 2022

(Ottawa, ON): Hundreds of First Nations leadership, Chiefs, Knowledge Keepers, Elders, youth, women and 2SLGBTQ+ people from across the country will gather on the territory of the Algonquin in Ottawa, ON for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) next week.

DATES:            December 6 to 8, 2022

LOCATION:      Westin Ottawa

                        11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON

Media accreditation is required, and media are encouraged to pre-register online: meetings.afn.ca. There is no cost for accredited media to attend. Media access is not available during dialogue sessions December 5, 2022. Media are not permitted to record the early-morning Pipe Ceremony.

ASSEMBLY HIGHLIGHTS:

Date Time (EST) Details
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 10:00 a.m. Grand Entry

Opening Remarks by National Chief RoseAnne Archibald

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:30 p.m. Guest Speakers – by Invitation: Federal Party Leaders, Ministers
Thursday, December 8, 2022 10:00 a.m. Guest Speakers – by Invitation: Federal Party Leaders, Ministers
3:30 p.m. Guest Speakers – by Invitation: Ministers
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks by National Chief RoseAnne Archibald

 

Review the provisional agenda online for the AFN Virtual Special Chiefs Assembly. Updates will be posted on afn.ca as they become available.

To register to attend the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly in person or virtually, please visit the AFN website: Special Chiefs Assembly 2022 | Assembly of First Nations (afn.ca)

The Special Chiefs Assembly may be viewed at cpac.ca

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization that works to advance the collective aspirations of First Nations individuals and communities across Canada on matters of national or international nature and concern. Follow the AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

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For more information please contact:

Kelly Reid
Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
613-292-0857 (mobile)
[email protected]

Ayman Hammamieh
Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
[email protected]

Matthew Bisson
Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
[email protected]

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