(Ottawa, ON) – For the first time, hundreds of First Nations Chiefs, leaders, Elders and youth are gathering virtually on December 8-9, 2020 for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly (AGA). This year’s theme, “All Our Relations: Emerging Stronger Together”, sets the tone as COVID-19 leads First Nations through a challenging, unprecedented year.
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde will deliver his opening address on December 8, at approximately 11:00 a.m. (EST). The AGA will feature discussion and decision-making on key priorities for First Nations, such as COVID-19, the UN Declaration, systemic racism, infrastructure, among other topics.
In addition, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address Chiefs across Canada at the event on December 9, at 4:15 p.m. (EST).
On the evening of December 8, starting at 7:00 p.m. (EST), delegates will hear from federal representatives including:
- Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations
- David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
- Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services
- Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage
- Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety
To see the provisional agenda, and find updates and information on the 2020 AGA, please visit the AGA website: https://www.afn.ca/2020-annual-general-assembly.
Media accreditation is required. We encourage media to register through Angie Turner at [email protected].
The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.
For more information please contact:
Assembly of First Nations