Assembly of First Nations Bulletin – 2019 AFN Annual General Assembly

Published: Jul 16, 2019Bulletin

AFN Annual General Assembly
Fredericton, NB – July 23-25, 2019

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is looking forward to hosting its 40th Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Fredericton, New Brunswick from July 23 to 25, 2019 under the theme of “Celebrating our Successes and Giving Thanks”.

The AFN believes it is important to convene our Annual General Assemblies in the many different traditional territories of our diverse nations, and to experience their hospitality, traditions and ceremonies. This does mean we need to be flexible and adaptable in using local facilities. The AFN has been working closely with the Host Nation and Host Region to ensure the necessary requirements are in place for the AGA.

We are currently working with the Fredericton Convention Centre to maximize the number of delegates we can accommodate in the main plenary room. There are capacity limitations due to the size of the facility, AFN’s technical needs, and health, fire and safety regulations. We will prioritize space to accommodate Chiefs and Proxies as they are required to address discussion on resolutions throughout AGA. We will ensure there is space in the main plenary as well for all Elders, Veterans, Tri-Council members, Grand Chiefs and AFN staff.

Delegates and observers wearing black lanyards will be accommodated at the theatre adjacent to the Convention Centre where the AGA proceedings will be broadcast live. For those not attending the AGA, there is a live webcast of the AGA which can be viewed on our website at

We appreciate your understanding on this matter. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce McDougall at [email protected]

We look forward to a successful AGA in Fredericton.