The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) will be held virtually (on-line) and by phone. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in-person gathering restrictions, the December 2021 Special Chiefs Assembly will be hosted virtually to ensure the safety of First Nations leadership and other attendees.

Chiefs from across the country generally come together twice a year to set strategic direction based on First Nations needs and priorities. The Chiefs Assemblies provide the venue for First Nations leaders to direct the work of the Assembly of First Nations, the National Chief and Executive Committee through resolution. It is just one way First Nations leaders bring forward the concerns and priorities of First Nations members.

Please contact us if you have accessibility issues.

Media

The SCA will not be live streamed. Please pre-register by December 4, 2021 to avoid any delays. The AFN will email you access to a Zoom webinar (viewing access only) or teleconference number (audio only) prior to the SCA.

Registration for accredited media is free.

Dialogue Sessions: Monday December 6, 2021

Dialogue Sessions

Dialogue Sessions are free; however, you will need to register to guarantee your spot.
Keep an eye on the AFN Website for more dialogue sessions that may be posted.

Registration

Registration forms must be received by December 4, 2021, to ensure processing prior to the Assembly.
  • Register ONLINE at meetings.afn.ca to receive a confirmation email.
  • FAX registration forms to Tash Cote at 613-241-5808.
  • MAIL registration forms to Tash Cote, Assembly of First Nations, 55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1600, Ottawa, ON K1P 6L5.

Please note that this is a VIRTUAL SPECIAL CHIEFS ASSEMBLY. Please indicate if you will be joining by phone or computer. See below steps for access.

Voting Members

  • Chiefs and Proxies will be required to upload Government Issued Photo Identification (Statuscard, drivers license, passport, etc.).
  • Proxies will need to upload a Proxy letter signed by the Chief.
  • Chiefs and Proxies will be emailed a Zoom link (private link for Chiefs and Proxies ONLY) orteleconference number (private number for Chiefs and Proxies ONLY) prior to the SCA.
  • For security reasons, we ask that you DO NOT send photo identification via email. Pleaseupload through our on-line registration system or contact [email protected] for further assistance.

Non-voting Members

  • All participants will be emailed links to access a Zoom webinar (viewing access ONLY) or teleconference number (audio ONLY) prior to the SCA.
  • For those joining the SCA virtually (on-line/telephone), access to a computer with high-speed internet or telephone/mobile phone will be required.

All participants and groups are encouraged and should pre-register to avoid any  delays.

  • Register ONLINE at afn.ca. You will receive a confirmation email.
  • FAX your registration form to Tash Cote at 613-241-5808.
  • MAIL your registration form to Tash Cote, Assembly of First Nations, 55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1600, Ottawa, ON K1P

Registration forms must be received by December 4, 2021, to ensure processing prior to the Assembly.

Register On-line Registration Package
* For Security reasons we ask that you DO NOT send photo identification via email.  Please upload through our on-line registration system or contact [email protected] for further assistance.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Resolutions

Resolutions for consideration at the Special Chiefs Assembly must be submitted to AFN by October 29, 2021. Please contact Regina Toulouse at [email protected] for more information on the resolutions process.

Draft Resolutions Package Resolutions Template Conference Booklet Call for Resolutions 1st Notice Call for Resolutions 2nd Notice Call for Resolutions 3rd Notice

Documents and Resources

AFN Circle of Trade Virtual Exchange

The AFN will host the Circle of Trade Virtual Exchange on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, and Thursday, December 9, 2021, during the virtual Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA). This virtual networking opportunity will promote collaborative opportunities and allow participants to discover new products and hear from organizational and industry experts.

Visit the Circle of Trade

Please contact Cynthia Legault at [email protected] for more information about the AFN Circle of Trade Virtual Exchange.

Contacts

SCA Registration Inquiries

Tash Cote
Telephone: 613-241-6789, ext. 274
Fax: 613-241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

SCA Coordinator

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

Communications and Media

Kelly Reid – Communications Officer
Telephone: 613-292-0857
E-mail: [email protected]

Lori Kittelberg – Communications Officer
Telephone: 604-340-3117
E-mail: [email protected]

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