First Nations From Coast to Coast to Coast to Gather in Vancouver, BC for AFN Annual General Assembly July 5-7

Published: Jun 28, 2022News

(Ottawa, ON): Hundreds of First Nations leadership, Chiefs, Knowledge Keepers, Elders, youth, women and 2SLGBTQ+ people from across the country will gather on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh in Vancouver, BC for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 43rd Annual General Assembly (AGA) next week.

July 5-7, 2022 

Vancouver Convention Centre (West)
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver BC

Media accreditation is required, and media are encouraged to pre-register online: Media access will be in-person only. There is no cost for accredited media to attend. Media access is not available during dialogue sessions July 4, 2022.

The AFN AGA will feature discussion and decision-making on key priorities for First Nations, including election procedures, governance, residential institutions, climate action, the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, housing, fisheries, early learning and child care, among others.

Highlights include opening ceremonies beginning 8:30 a.m. PDT Tuesday July 5 and a special honouring ceremony for the delegates that met earlier this year with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Additional details and updates are available at and the provisional agenda at

The AFN AGA provides the space for First Nations leaders to discuss and deliberate on First Nations priorities and direct the work of the AFN, the National Chief and Executive Committee through resolutions.


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.  Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.


For more information please contact:

Lori Kittelberg
Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
604-340-3117 (mobile)
[email protected]

Kelly Reid
Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
613-292-0857 (mobile)
[email protected]

Paige Hanson
Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
613-402-4349 (mobile)
[email protected]