The Communications Unit of the Assembly of First Nations is mandated to ensure that all First Nations receive timely and relevant information on various international, national, provincial, regional and local issues, priorities, policies and decisions that can impact First Nations. AFN Communications works to raise awareness and support regarding First Nations peoples, priorities and issues, and manages and coordinates strategic communications and media relations.

The Communications Unit distributes information in a wide variety of formats and delivery services including print, broadcast fax, video and video messages, e-mail blasts, the internet, the AFN website, Indigenous and non-Indigenous media and social media.

AFN currently uses Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to engage in and encourage social networking. The AFN website is updated on a daily basis and maintains a media distribution and subscription service which allows users to sign up for regular AFN updates and news delivered to their personal e-mail and mobile device.

A broadcast fax distribution service is also used to ensure information on key issues reaches all First Nations, in particular in areas with low or no connectivity. The AFN uses all these channels and communications vehicles to ensure the widest reach possible to all First Nations regardless of location.

Find us on facebook

Join the official AFN Facebook page which includes photos, press releases, news and announcements and links to news, videos and information.


Follow Us

Follow us on Twitter for updates on AFN activities and news & events impacting First Nations people and communities.

AFN National Chief @perrybellegarde calls forced sterilization of Indigenous women a ‘gross human rights violation’ that must immediately end, need to examine scope of problem of ‘reprehensible practice’ #AFN

On #WorldDiabetesDay AFN reminds you that being active and eating well are important measures in preventing and managing diabetes. Check out the First Nations Food Guide and make healthy choices!

AFN is working with First Nations persons living with disabilities to make our meetings and events more accessible. This week sign language interpreters were at the National Meeting on the First Nations Labour Market in Vancouver. #IndigenousDisabilitiesAwarenessMonth


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Watch Us on YouTube

Check out the Assembly of First Nations on YouTube to watch videos from the National Chief and special events and initiatives.

Communications Staff

Don Kelly

Tash Cote
Administrative Support

Serge Trouyet
Sr. Translator

Monica Poirier
Communications Officer

Gail Boyd
Sr. Communications Officer

Jenna Young Castro
Communications Officer

Christina Leblanc
Communications Coordinator

Assembly of First Nations