44th Annual General Assembly

Jul 11 - 13, 2023
HybridHalifax Convention CentreOnline (Zoom)
Register Now

Important Documents

Registration Form

About the Event The Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly (AGA) will take place July 11-13, 2023 with dialogue sessions taking place on July 10 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Register Now

Halifax (Kjipuktuk) is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

The AGA will be held at the Halifax Convention Centre located at 1650 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 0E6.

In accordance with the Charter of the Assembly of First Nations and the by-laws of the National Indian Brotherhood, an Annual General Assembly is to be held in June or July of every year.

How to Attend Find out how to register, how to get there, and where to stay.



All Assembly delegates who participate in pre-registration on or before Monday, July 3, 2023 will be entered into a pre-registration bonus draw. Get your registration TODAY and avoid the line ups!

Where does your registration fee go?

Registration fees help to offset the direct costs of organizing Chiefs Assemblies including facility rentals, audio/visual equipment, interpretation services, webcasting, registration services, facilitators, translation, signage, Elder honorarium, and drum groups.

Registration Process

Photo identification will be requested at registration for Chief/Proxies and students.

All participants and groups are encouraged to pre-register and pre-pay, even if your registration is complimentary. There will be separate line-ups at the event for those who pre-register and pre-pay in advance of the Assembly.

  • Register ONLINE. You will receive a confirmation email once registered. VISA, MasterCard and American Express accepted.
  • Complete the registration form included in this notice and FAX it to Tash Cote at 613-241-5808 or by email to [email protected].

Registration forms and payment must be received before entry into the Assembly.  You may also register on-site with your payment.

Please note that registration fees are non-refundable after June 30, 2023.

An administration fee of $50 will apply for all cancellations prior to June 30, 2023.

Onsite pre-registration will be held on Monday, July 10, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Halifax Convention Centre.

For planning purposes and to avoid line-ups, all delegates are encouraged to pick up badges at this time.


  • Chief/Proxy (Proxy letter required):  Complimentary 
  • First Nations Citizen/Organization, Band Councillor, Grand Chief: $450.00
  • Observer and Non-Government Organization: $800.00
  • Other Governments: $800.00
  • Senior Citizen (age 65 and older): $50.00
  • Students (valid student card required): $50.00
  • Veterans: Complimentary
  • Elders: Complimentary
  • Accredited Media: Complimentary

Hotel accommodations

The AFN has blocked hotel guest-rooms at the following Halifax hotels:

View the Map of Hotel Locations

Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax 
1583 Brunswick St., Halifax, NS, B3J 3P5
Booking Link:
Rate: $229/night
Cut-off date: June 6, 2023

The Prince George Hotel 
1725 Market Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 3N9
Booking Link:
Rate: $259-$359/night, Suites $649/night
Cut-off date: June 6, 2023

Atlantica Hotel Halifax 
1980 Robie St., Halifax NS, B3H 3G5
Booking link:
Telephone: 902-423-1161
Rate: $239/night

The Barrington Hotel
1875 Barrington St., Halifax, NS, B3J 3J6
Booking Link:
Rate: $219/night
Cut-off date: June 10, 2023

Courtyard by Marriott
5120 Salter St., Halifax, NS, B3J 0A1
Booking Link:
Rate: $229/night
Cut-Off Date: June 9, 2023

Four Points
1496 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 3Z1
Booking Link:  Book your group rate for AFN Annual General Assembly
Rate:  $285 – $325/night
Telephone: 902-404-0726
Cut-Off Date:  June 9, 2023

Halifax Hotel
1990 Barrington St., Halifax, NS, B3J 1P2
Booking Link:
Rate: $219/night
Cut-Off Date: June 6, 2023

Hampton Inn 
1960 Brunswick St., Halifax, NS, B3J 2G7 (connected to Homewood Suites)
Telephone: 1-855-331-0334
Booking Link:
Rate: $209-$219/night
Cut-Off Date:  June 6, 2023

Homewood Suites 
1960 Brunswick St., Halifax, NS, B3J 2G7 (connected to Hampton Inn)
Telephone: 1-855-331-0337
Booking Link:
Rate: $219/night
Cut-Off Date:  June 6, 2023

Harbourfront by Marriott 
1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 3J5
Telephone: 1-800-943-6760
Booking Link: and typing AFNAFNR
Rate:  $272-$312/night
Cut-Off Date:  June 6, 2023

The Hollis 
1649 Hollis St., Halifax, NS, B3J 1V8
Telephone: 902-429-7233
Rate: $239-$279/night
Cut-Off Date: June 10, 2023

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites 
1515 South Park St., Halifax, NS, B3J 2L2
Telephone: 1-800-565-2020
Booking Link:
Rate: $239-$339/night
Cut-Off Date: May 25, 2023

Muir Halifax 
1709 Lower Water St., Halifax, NS, B3J 1S5
Telephone: 902-407-6847
Booking Link:
Rate: $449.99/night
Cut-Off Date: June 9, 2023

Residence Inn by Marriott 
1599 Grafton St., Halifax NS, B3J 2C3
Rate: $239/night
Booking Link:
Cut-Off Date: May 26, 2023

The Westin Nova Scotian 
1181 Hollis St., Halifax NS B3H 2P6
Telephone: 902-496-2057
Booking Link:  Book your group rate for AFN Annual General Assembly 2023
Rate:  $229-$259/night
Cut-Off Date:  June 6, 2023


Indigeno Travel is the preferred travel agency of the AFN. Indigeno Travel is Indigenous owned, and its service comes complete with conference discounts, 24/7 emergency service for unforeseen flight changes, and a dedicated agent for personalized service. Please contact Indigeno, 204-416-7889 or toll-free at 1-800-267-8973, or by email at [email protected] to make your flight arrangements.


Resolutions for consideration at the Annual General Assembly must be submitted to AFN by June 2, 2023. Please contact [email protected] for more information on the resolution process.

AFN Circle Of Trade Show

The AFN Circle of Trade Show will take place July 11-13, 2023. The trade show is an excellent opportunity to facilitate networking among First Nations, organizations, businesses and government.

To register or obtain more information about the AFN Circle of Trade Show, please contact [email protected].

Social and Cultural Events

The Assembly of First Nations Nova Scotia is proud to be hosting the 44th AFN AGA in Halifax, NS, located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. The AFN Nova Scotia is planning exciting social and cultural events for the AGA. More details will be provided as these events are confirmed.

AFN First Nation Veterans Golf Tournament

July 10, 2023. More information to come!

AGA Information

Please visit the AFN website at or contact the following individuals for more information:

AGA Coordination

Joyce McDougall
E-mail: [email protected]


Veronica Wemigwans
E-mail: [email protected]

Accessibility (Disability)

The AFN continues to ensure that our all events are safe and accessible spaces where people of all abilities can participate fully and with dignity.  

If you, or someone you know requires accommodations (such as American Sign Language interpretation, interpretation Langue des Signes Québécoise, reserved seating for persons using mobility devices, access to a quiet room for persons with sensory processing disabilities, Braille materials, etc.) we invite you to contact [email protected] to make an accommodation request. Requests should be made by June 30, 2023 at the latest in order to give us sufficient time to make the accommodations.

On behalf of the Assembly of First Nations, we look forward to seeing you in Halifax!


If you are interested in sponsoring one of our events during the AGA, please contact [email protected].

Documents 44th Annual General Assembly Documents

View All 15 Documentsarrow_forward
These are the latest documents for this event. Please check back here after the event for additional documents, or visit the Document Library for more.

The Assembly of First Nations is committed to making all our digital sites and products accessible for people living with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone while applying relevant accessibility standards: we strive to meet or exceed the W3C’s WCAG 2.1 Level AA for all our digital offerings.