National Chief
RoseAnne Archibald

Contact information:

Samantha Lickers
Executive Assistant to the National Chief
National Chief’s Office
[email protected] / [email protected]

AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald of Taykwa Tagamou Nation, is a strength-based and heart-centered leader, with 31 years of experiences in First Nations politics.

RoseAnne is a third-generation Chief in her family whose leadership has been ground breaking and historical for women and youth.

She was the first woman and youngest Chief elected for Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN) in 1990 at 23 years of age. She was also the first woman and youngest Deputy Grand Chief for Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) as well as the first female and youngest Grand Chief for Mushkegowuk Council. She served a second term as Chief of TTN, and a second term as NAN Deputy Grand Chief. For nine years, she ran a successful consulting business providing advice and guidance to First Nations leaders, and organizations, specializing in negotiations and facilitation. She returned to elected leadership in 2018 becoming the first woman Ontario Regional Chief leading the Chiefs of Ontario.

Education is a priority and essential to self-determination. RoseAnne holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and was the first member of her community to complete a Master’s Degree (Humanities). She was awarded the prestigious “Canada 125 medal” for having “made a significant contribution to Canada” through her leadership.

Positive and lasting change requires creative and innovative thinking and ways of being. RoseAnne balances her political life with creativity and art practice. She is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on political art, landscape and portrait photography, music as well as documentary short films that reflect a personal passion for social justice, political engagement and community building.

RoseAnne has dedicated her adult life to serving and striving to create a better quality of life and future for First Nations people. She represents a generational change, bringing diplomacy and encouraging unity in the First Nations political system, while breaking down barriers since the start of her political career.

As Ontario Regional Chief, RoseAnne worked tirelessly and collaboratively with the Ontario Leadership Council over her three-year term. She made positive changes during her term including a strong and effective pandemic response that focused on saving lives and preserving the health and well-being of First Nation citizens; improved relationships with the federal and provincial governments; and established a Council of Elected Women Chiefs and the creation of an Economic Growth and Prosperity Table.

She was elected to Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief in July 2021.

National Chief RoseAnne Archibald’sMessage to Survivors at Maskwacis Papal Visit

National Chief’s Quarterly Reports

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Winter 2021

Winter 2021

Request for National Chief RoseAnne Archibald

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Table of Meetings for National Chief

October 16, 2021 – August 27, 2022

Date Meetings & Events
October 18, 2021

Tk’emlups First Nation Press Conference

October 20, 2021

BC First Nations Emergency Management

October 20, 2021 Tsleil-Waututh Nation
October 22, 2021 Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare
October 25, 2021 Chief Wayne Sparrow, Musqueam First Nation
October 25, 2021 Indigenous Sports Body
October 26, 2021 Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council
October 27, 2021 First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
October 28,2021
AFN Knowledge Keepers
October 28,2021
Minister Patti Hadju, Indigenous Services Canada
Minister Marc Miller, Crown-Indigenous Relations Canada
October 28,2021
AFN Executive Committee
November 3, 2021
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)
November 3-5, 2021
AFN Executive Committee
November 8, 2021
High Commission of the United Kingdom
November 9, 2021
Governor General Mary Simon
November 9, 2021
Minister David Lametti, Department of Justice
November 11, 2021
National War Memorial, Remembrance Day
November 12, 2021
AFN Executive Committee
November 15, 2021
Minister David Lametti, Department of Justice
November 16, 2021
Manitoba Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse
November 16, 2021
Chiefs of Ontario Special Chiefs Assembly
November 17, 2021
Yukon First Nations Annual Summit
November 18, 2021
Jagmeet Singh, Leader NDP
November 18, 2021
Natan Obed, President Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)
November 19, 2021
AFN Executive Committee
November 23, 2021
Minister Marci Ien, Women and Gender Equality and Youth
November 23, 2021
Mushkegowuk Tribal Council Annual General Assembly
November 24, 2021
The Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec
November 26, 2021
Ottawa Mayor’s Breakfast with Jim Watson
November 29, 2021
Minister Marc Miller, Crown-Indigenous Relations Canada
November 29, 2021
Chief Greg Louie, Ahousaht First Nation
December 3, 2021
Canadian Citizenship Swear-In Ceremony
December 6, 2021
AFN Executive Committee
December 7, 2021
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly
December 16, 2021
AFN Executive Committee
December 17, 2021
Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, Natural Resources Canada
December 17, 2021
Minister Joyce Murray, Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
December 17, 2021
Chief Wayne Sparrow, Musqueam Indian Band
January 10, 2022
Minister Marco Mendicino, Public Safety
January 12, 2022
Minister Patti Hadju, Indigenous Services Canada
January 13, 2022
Canadian Race Relations Foundations
January 13, 2022
Minister Pablo Rodriquez, Canadian Heritage
January 14, 2022
OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique
January 15, 2022
Wet’suwet’en Solidarity gathering
January 17, 2022
Chief Richard George – Ahousat
January 18, 2022
NWT Regional Chief Gerald Antoine
January 19, 2022
New Parliamentarians Introduction
January 20, 2022
Chief Arnold Lampreau, Shackan Indian Band
January 25, 2022
Regional Chief Paul Prosper and Chief Leroy Denny, Eskasoni First Nation
January 25, 2022
Chief Willie Sellars, Williams Lake First Nation
January 25, 2022
BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee
January 28, 2022
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
January 28, 2022
NWT Regional Chief Gerald Antoine
February 1, 2022
BC Specific Claims Working Group
February 3, 2022
AFN Executive Committee
February 3, 2022
Minister Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
February 3, 2022
Minister Steven Guilbault, Environment and Climate Change
February 4, 2022
Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek
February 9, 2022
AFN Executive Committee
February 10, 2022
Chief Ketchemonia, Keeseekoose First Nation
February 11, 2022
Trent University Keynote Speaker Elders Gathering
February 14, 2022
President and CEO CBC/Radio Canada
February 15, 2022
Keeseekoose First Nation Press Conference
February 15, 2022
Representatives of Treaty #6, #7, Alberta
February 15, 2022
Minister Karina Gould, Families, Children and Social Development
February 16, 2022
AFN Water Symposium, Opening Address/td>
February 17, 2022 AFN Chiefs Committee on Economic Development (CCOED)
February 22, 2022
Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Chiefs of Ontario
February 23, 2022
AFN Covid Task Force
February 23, 2022
Indigenous Media Press Conference
March 1, 2022 AFN Executive Committee Retreat
March 4, 2022
Chief Joe Alphonse, Order of BC Ceremony
March 7, 2022
First Nations Financial Management Board meeting
March 8, 2022
Asset Management Conference
March 9, 2022
British Columbia Special Chiefs Assembly
March 14, 2022
House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
March 17, 2022
Regional Chief Glen Hare (Ontario)
March 22, 2022
Water Ceremony to commemorate World Water Day (Musqueam territory, BC)
March 23, 2022
COVID Task Force
March 23, 2022
BC Chiefs, Minister Farnworth, Mayor of Merritt (Merritt, BC)
March 24, 2022
Chief Harvey McLeod & Councillor Scotty Holmes (Upper Nicola Indian Band)
March 24, 2022
Trip to Shackan Indian Band, BC – Chief Arnold Lampreau
March 28, 2022
Chief Janet Webster (Lytton First Nation, BC)
March 29, 2022
Sustainable Development Goals Forum
March 30, 2022
Event in Williams Lake First Nation, BC – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister Marc Miller, Chief Fred Robbins (Esketemc First Nation, BC), Chief Darrel Draney (Skeetchestn First Nation, BC), Chief Willie Sellars (Williams Lake First Nation, BC)
April 6, 2022
Policing Forum
April 6, 2022
AFN Executive Committee
April 7, 2022
Restorative Justice Forum
April 7, 2022
Grand Chief Sky-Deer, District Chief Ross Monture
April 7, 2022
AFN Executive Committee Info Session
April 8, 2022
Minister Patty Hajdu
April 8, 2022
Grand Chief Abram Benedict (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Ontario)
April 11, 2022
Chief Emily Whetung (Curve Lake First Nation, Ontario)
April 12, 2022
Chief Emily Whetung (Curve Lake First Nation, Ontario)
April 12, 2022
Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse, Grand Chief Garrison Settee, Chief David Monias, Chief Betty Lou Halcrow (Manitoba Chiefs)
April 12, 2022
Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse, Grand Chief Garrison Settee, Chief David Monias, Chief Betty Lou Halcrow (Manitoba Chiefs)
April 19, 2022
Regional Chief Ghislain Picard (Quebec/Labrador)
April 20, 2022
AFN Executive Committee
April 21, 2022
Chief David Masakeyash (Mishkeegogamang First Nation, ON)
April 22, 2022
NC Headdress Ceremony in Taykwa Tagamou Nation
April 24, 2022
Global Indigenous Caucus
April 25, 2022
Sunrise Ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Canada at the United Nations
April 25, 2022
United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – Opening Ceremony
April 25, 2022
Press Conference: 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
April 25, 2022
Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations Bob Rae
April 25, 2022
Thematic Dialogues: International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032
April 25, 2022
José Francisco Calí Tzay, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
April 25, 2022
Discussion on the theme Indigenous Peoples, Business, Autonomy, and the Human Rights Principles of Due Diligence, including Free, Prior, and Informed Consent.
April 26, 2022
Minister Luis Pachala, Secretary of Indigenous Peoples of Ecuador
April 26, 2022
President Fawn Sharp, National Congress of American Indians
April 26, 2022
Ambassador Alicia Buenostro, Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico
April 27, 2022
North American Indigenous Caucus
April 27, 2022
North American Indigenous Caucus
April 29, 2022
Grand Council Chief Reg Niganobe (Anishinabek Nation)
April 29, 2022
AFN Executive Committee
May 3, 2022
Minister Marc Miller
May 3, 2022
North American Regional Consultation
May 3, 2022
North American Regional Dialogue
May 5, 2022
AFN Executive Committee Info Session
May 5, 2022
Chief Harvey McLeod (Upper Nicola Band, BC)
May 5, 2022
Candlelight Vigil for MMIWG (Cochrane, ON)
May 9, 2022
Chief Gladys Thompson (Rocky Bay First Nation, ON)
May 9, 2022
Chief Marcus Hardy (Red Rock Indian Band, ON)
May 10, 2022
Nishnawbe Aski Nation Chiefs Spring Assembly
May 10, 2022
Pic River Band Office Band Manager & Operations Manager
May 10, 2022
Chief Peter Collins (Fort William First Nation, ON)
May 11, 2022
Matawa First Nations CEO & Staff (Thunder Bay, ON)
May 11, 2022
Principal, Vice Principal, Staff & Students of Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (Thunder Bay, ON)
May 12, 2022
Minister Omar Alghabra
May 12, 2022 INDSPIRE Awards (Ottawa, ON)
May 14, 2022 James Kinistino & Jade Harper at RAVENSUN Media (Toronto, ON)
May 15, 2022 Presentation at JUNO Awards (Toronto, ON)
May 16, 2022 Prince Albert Grand Council Fine Arts Festival
May 17, 2022 Prince Albert Grand Council Fine Arts Festival
May 17, 2022 Prince Albert Grand Council Fine Arts Festival
May 17, 2022 Cando’s 28th Annual Conference: Economic Reconciliation – a Call to Action (Dakota Dunes, SK)
May 18, 2022 JCando’s 28th Annual Conference: Economic Reconciliation – a Call to Action (Dakota Dunes, SK)
May 18, 2022 Reception with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Camila (Ottawa, ON)
May 19, 2022 BC Treaty Commission
May 24, 2022 Chief Mark Hill (Six Nations, ON)
May 24, 2022 Regional Chief Joanna Bernard & New Brunswick Chiefs
May 25, 2022 Atlantic Policy Congress All Chiefs Forum (Dartmouth, NS)
May 25, 2022 Chiefs of Ontario Leadership Council
May 25, 2022 Khelsilem (Squamish Nation)
May 26, 2022 AFN Executive Committee Info Session
May 28, 2022 Chief Paul Gladu (Sand Point First Nation, ON)
May 31, 2022 Chief Mark Hill (Six Nations, ON)
June 1, 2022 Yukon Chiefs
June 3, 2022 UBCIC Chiefs Council (Musqueam, BC)
June 7, 2022 Discussion on Day School Lawsuit extension
June 15, 2022 Chiefs of Ontario Annual General Assembly
June 15, 2022 Ontario First Nation Young Peoples Council (Toronto, ON)
July 5-7, 2022 AFN Annual General Assembly
July 7, 2022 Jagmeet Singh, Leader NDP
July 7, 2022 Minister David Lametti, Department of Justice
July 9, 2022 Weengushk Film Institute International Film Festival (M’Chigeeng, ON)
July 13, 2022 Funeral for Frank Young (Red Earth First Nation, SK)
July 14, 2022 Maskwacis Cree Nation Community Visit (Chief Randy Ermineskin)
July 16, 2022 AKúkpi7 Rosanne Casimir and Kúkpi7 Judy Wilson
July 17, 2022 Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Powwow with Chief Jason Henry
July 22, 2022 AFN Executive Committee
July 24, 2022 Official Papal Welcome Event at Edmonton International Airport
July 25, 2022 Papal Apology Event (Maskwacis, AB)
July 29, 2022 Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Powwow
July 30, 2022 Kehewin Cree Nation Powwow with Chief Trevor John
August 4, 2022 AFN Executive Committee
August 6, 2022 Spuzzum First Nation Salmon Cermony with Chief James Hobart
August 10, 2022 AFN Executive Committee
August 12, 2022 Taykwa Tagamou Nation Honouring Ceremony
August 17, 2022 AFN National Forum on First Nations Education
August 18, 2022 Tour of NECHI Institute (St. Albert, AB)
August 20, 2022 Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation Powwow (Chief Wendy Jocko)
August 23, 2022 Chiefs Committee on Charter Renewal
August 24, 2022 We’koqma’q First Nation Community Visit with Chief Annie Bernard-Daisley
August 26, 2022 Qalipu First Nation Community Visit with Chief Brendan Mitchell
August 27, 2022 Kiuna Institution Graduation (Odanak, QC)

About

Originally from Little Black Bear First Nation in Treaty 4 Territory, he has served as Tribal Council Representative for the Touchwood-File Hills-Qu’Appelle Tribal Council, Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and Saskatchewan Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations, as well as Chief and Councillor for the Little Black Bear First Nation. He has experience and expertise in leadership at all levels of First Nations governance. In 2014, the Chiefs-in-Assembly first elected Perry as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. He was re-elected to the position in July 2018.

As Assembly of First Nations National Chief, Perry Bellegarde remains committed to building on the momentum created in his first term. His national platform and agenda, Closing the Gap, remains a top priority and has directly influenced the federal government’s planning and priorities.

National Chief Bellegarde has been recognized numerous times as a First Nations leader. He has been awarded the Confederation Medal, the Saskatchewan Medal, and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal on two separate occasions. This year, the Province of Saskatchewan recognized Perry with the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

National Chief Bellegarde remains grateful for the strength and vision he has gained from the Elders. He vows to always place great importance on respecting their teachings. Their guidance has made him a man of foresight and a leader for generations.

Achievements

  • Negotiating the addition of 250 gaming machines to the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) resulting in a pathway for the long-term financial stability of the FSIN

  • Facilitating negotiations between the FSIN and the Province of Saskatchewan that resulted in the 25-year Gaming Agreement

  • Leading Little Black Bear (LBB) First Nation out of 3rd party management within 8 months of being elected Chief

  • Facilitating LBB’s re-qualification for CMHC housing after a 13-year period of no new housing

  • A national multi-million dollar compensation package for First Nations veterans and their spouses

Vision

National Chief Bellegarde’s candidacy for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations was based on a vision that includes establishing processes for self-determination; recognition of inherent Aboriginal and Treaty rights; the revitalization and retention of indigenous languages; and establishing a new relationship with the Crown – one that removes the long-standing 2% cap on federal funding.

Highlights from the National Chief

National Chief Perry Bellegarde

Today we stand in the shadow of our great leaders who have passed into the spirit world. I vow to you and to them, that I will fight for the teachings that unite us all.

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