First Nations Leaders Gather in Montréal to Advance Priorities at the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly

Published: Jul 02, 2024Press Release

(July 2, 2024 – Unceded Algonquin Territory, Ottawa, Ontario) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will host its Annual General Assembly (AGA) from July 9-11, 2024, in Montréal (Tiohtià:ke), Québec, on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Kanien’kéha Nation. This year’s theme for the AGA is “Strengthening Our Relations,” which will serve as the foundation for discussions in dialogue sessions, plenaries, and caucusing.  

The AGA will bring together hundreds of Chiefs, First Nations leaders, Knowledge Keepers, Elders, youth, women, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals from coast-to-coast-to-coast to discuss and deliberate on First Nations priorities and direct the work of the AFN and the Executive Committee through resolutions. Attendees will receive updates from AFN councils, presentations on First Nations policing, Specific Claims, Charter Renewal, and Bill C-61, First Nations Clean Water Act, as well as updates on the status on long-term reform to the First Nations Child and Family Services Program and Jordan’s Principle.  

Date: July 9-11, 2024

Location:Palais des congrès de Montréal

159, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, Montréal, QC, H2Z 1H2

Media accreditation is required. Media are encouraged to pre-register online at Please note that media access will not be available during the dialogue sessions on July 8, 2024. For more information, please visit

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 X at @AFN_Updates. 

For more information, please contact:

Genna Benson
Director, Communications
Assembly of First Nations
604-340-3117 (mobile)
[email protected]

Jamie Monastyrski
Press Secretary
Office of the National Chief
(613) 612-7229 (mobile)
[email protected]