Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Calls for Urgent Action to Close the Infrastructure Gap by 2030 in Landmark Report

Published: Oct 11, 2023News
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Notice to FNs – Nomination Process Opening

Published: Oct 11, 2023NewsRead the Story
October 11, 2023  Dear Chief:  I am pleased to announce that the nomination process for the upcoming Election for the Office of National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is now open. The nomination process will be open…

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Responds to Request for Audited Financial Statements

Published: Jul 10, 2023NewsRead the Story
Ottawa, ON – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and AFN Executive Committee is committed to providing transparency and strengthening its dedication to the principles of accountability. In response to recent requests for financial accountability, the AFN is sharing the…

Government of Canada and Assembly of First Nations chart a joint path for new and updated priorities on climate action

Published: Jun 19, 2023NewsRead the Story
Supporting Indigenous climate leadership and co-developing solutions to address climate change in First Nations’ communities is central to advancing reconciliation and self-determination. Today, the Assembly of First Nations and the Government of Canada released the fifth Annual Report of the…

AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald’s Statement Marking National Indigenous History Month

Published: Jun 01, 2023NewsRead the Story
Ottawa, ON – National Chief RoseAnne Archibald and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) are delighted to celebrate the beginning of National Indigenous History Month this June. The nationally celebrated occasion offers a unique opportunity to recognize the milestones happening…

AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald Calls for Support for Communities Affected by Wildfires in British Columbia and Alberta

Published: May 25, 2023NewsRead the Story
Ottawa, ON — Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald is calling for increased support for First Nations as wildfires continue to sweep through British Columbia and Alberta. “I’m devastated by the effects these wildfires have had on…

Media Advisory: AFN National Chief to hold Press Conference highlighting Indigenous priorities in Canada

Published: Apr 19, 2023NewsRead the Story
TIME: 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Press Briefing room located at S-237 in the UN Secretariat National Chief RoseAnne Archibald will be joined by: Joe Alphonse, Chief of Tl'etinqox First Nation Aly Bear, Vice Chief of Federation of Indigenous…

Assembly of First Nations and Veterans Affairs Canada strengthen the commitment to supporting First Nations Veterans

Published: Apr 12, 2023NewsRead the Story
Calgary, AB – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) representatives have signed a joint Letter of Understanding (LOU) formalizing a collaborative approach to supporting First Nations Veterans. First Nations Veterans Chairperson Veteran Percy Joe attended a…

AFN and Caring Society announce revised Final Settlement Agreement to compensate First Nations children and families

Published: Apr 03, 2023NewsRead the Story
(Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (Caring Society) are pleased to announce a revised Final Settlement Agreement (FSA) on compensation valued at over $23 Billion for the approximately…

AFN Special Chiefs Assembly To Honour Jully Black

Published: Apr 01, 2023NewsRead the Story
OTTAWA, ON – During the opening ceremony for Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly on April 3, 2023, National Chief RoseAnne Archibald will conclude her opening remarks by honouring JUNO award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and actress Jully Black…

AFN Response to the Vatican’s Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery

Published: Mar 31, 2023NewsRead the Story
(Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is welcoming the Vatican’s formal repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery. The 15th-century papal bulls paved the way for colonization of Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. They continue to form the…
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