National Chief Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak Congratulates Quebec’s 1st First Nation Lieutenant-Governor, Manon Jeannotte

Published: Feb 12, 2024Bulletin
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AFN BULLETIN – February 12, 2024 – Supreme Court of Canada Ruling on an Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth, and families

Published: Feb 12, 2024BulletinRead the Story
Supreme Court of Canada Ruling The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its decision on February 9, 2024, regarding the constitutionality of An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth, and Families (the “Act”). The SCC held that…

2023 Election for National Chief – Ballot Results

Published: Dec 06, 2023BulletinRead the Story
Ballot Results for the Election for the National Chief The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) is being held in Ottawa, Ontario, from December 5-7, 2023. Voting for the National Chief began on December 6, 2023, and…

AFN BULLETIN – October 6, 2023 – 2023 Election of the National Chief

Published: Oct 06, 2023BulletinRead the Story
Election of the National Chief In accordance with AFN Resolution 24/2023, Appointment of a Chief Electoral Officer and the Timing of the Election of the National Chief, Ron Laufer was appointed as the Chief Electoral Officer for the election of…

High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2023

Published: Aug 21, 2023BulletinRead the Story
Summary: The AFN sent a delegation to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held in New York, USA, July 10-20, 2023. The thematic focus for this year was “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and…

Resolutions from the 2023 Annual General Assembly

Published: Aug 17, 2023BulletinRead the Story
The Assembly of First Nations issues regular updates on work underway at the national office. Annual General Assembly First Nations leaders, Elders, youth, women, and veterans gathered for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 44th Annual General Assembly held in…

Update on the New First Nations Water and Wastewater Legislation

Published: Aug 08, 2023BulletinRead the Story
RECALL: Repeal and Replacement of the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act (SDWFNA) SDWFNA came into force on November 1, 2013. First Nations criticized it for lack of meaningful consultation, imposition of unjust liability on First Nations without proper…

22nd Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

Published: May 25, 2023BulletinRead the Story
Summary: The AFN sent a delegation to the 22nd Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) held in New York, USA, April 17 to 28, 2023. The thematic focus of this year’s Permanent Forum was “Indigenous…
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United Nations Water Conference 2023

Published: May 02, 2023BulletinRead the Story
Summary The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) sent a delegation to the United Nations Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the International Decade for Action or the “UN Water Conference” in New York, from March 22…

Assembly of First Nations Bulletin – March 31, 2023 – Federal Budget 2023

Published: Mar 31, 2023BulletinRead the Story
 “What we see the federal government do is chronically, intentionally underfund us, and so they're creating this cycle of poverty," said Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald. “It's repetitive injustice. It's a deliberate pattern of harming our communities…

Assembly of First Nations Bulletin – 60-Day Notice on Charter Resolution

Published: Oct 07, 2022BulletinRead the Story
  Letter to all First Nations In accordance with Article 27 of the Charter, I am pleased to provide you with a written 60 days’ notice regarding a proposed amendment to the Charter that will be presented during the Special…
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