Advocating for the rights and quality of life of First Nations people in Canada.

AFN advocates for First Nations in Canada, facilitating regional discussions and dialogue, advocacy efforts and campaigns, legal and policy analysis, and building relationships between First Nations, governments, businesses and the general public.

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Cindy Woodhouse Elected as National Chief of Assembly of First Nations

Published: Dec 07, 2023Press Release
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Our Work AFN is an advocacy organization, taking direction and fulfilling mandates as directed by First-Nations-in-Assembly through resolutions.

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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.

The AFN hosts two Assemblies a year where mandates and directives for the organization are established through resolutions directed and supported by the First Nations in Assembly (elected Chiefs or proxies from member First Nations).

In addition to the direction provided by Chiefs of each member First Nation, the AFN is guided by an Executive Committee consisting of an elected National Chief and Regional Chiefs from each province and territory. Representatives from five national councils (Knowledge Keepers, Youth, Veterans, 2SLGBTQQIA+ and Women) support and guide the decisions of the Executive Committee.

Featured Event

Special Chiefs Assembly & National Chief Election

Dec 05 - 07, 2023
HybridSHAW CentreOnline (Zoom)
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Meet the AFN Regional Chief, New Brunswick, and Interim National Chief, Joanna Bernard

AFN Interim National Chief Joanna Bernard, from Madawaska Maliseet First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada, is a prominent leader dedicated to advancing prosperity and economic development for First Nations in Canada.

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Explore over 600 First Nations communities across Canada.

We advocate for more than 900,000 First Nations people and 600-plus communities across the country. View our interactive map to explore where First Nations are located across Canada.

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Assembly of First Nations
50 O’Connor Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L2

Map & Directions

Tel: +1 (613) 241-6789
Toll-free: +1 (866) 869-6789

Fax: +1 (613) 241-5808

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