Since the inception of the National Indian Brotherhood and transition to the Assembly of First Nations, there has always been a place of honour and distinction for the Elders.
Elders provided both spiritual and political guidance in the formation of the organization, its structures and its Charter. The Elders helped to shape AFN policies and the relationship with the federal government and other national and international organizations. During the past 37 years, the AFN’s leadership has relied upon the historical and cultural knowledge of its Elders, especially in matters relating to Treaty rights and First Nation governance.
This role continues today. With representatives from each of AFN’s 10 regions, the Knowledge Keepers Council continues to play an important role in all facets of the AFN and its operations.
Read the first edition of The Council Flyer, our joined Knowledge Keepers and Veterans Councils newsletter: 2023 AGA Newsletter