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45th Annual General Assembly: Strengthening Our Relations

Jul 09 - 11, 2024
In-PersonPalais des Congrès
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About the Event The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly (AGA)

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The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be held in-person only on July 9–11, 2024 at the Palais des Congrès, on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation, in Montreal, Quebec (QC). Dialogue sessions will be conducted on July 8, 2024. The theme of the 2024 AFN AGA is “Strengthening Our Relations.”

The AGA will be held at the Palais des Congrès located at 159, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, Montréal, QC, H2Z 1H2.

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

Registration

Pre-registration Bonus

All Assembly delegates who participate in pre-registration on or before Monday, July 8, 2024, will be entered into a pre-registration bonus draw.

Register today and avoid the lineups!

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 Chiefs/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.

You may also register and pay on-site. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable after June 28, 2024. An administration fee of $50 will apply for all cancellations prior to June 28, 2024.

Pre-registration will be held on Monday, July 8, 2024, from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at the Palais des Congrès. To avoid line-ups, all delegates are encouraged to pick up badges at this time.

Fees

  • 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 reserved a block of guestrooms at the hotels listed below. When booking, please reference the name of the event to ensure you receive the best rate: 2024 AFN Annual General Assembly.

1. Sheraton Hotel
1201 Rene-Levesque Blvd. West, Montreal, QC, H3B 2L7
1-800-325-3535
Rate: $245/night for single occupancy
Booking Link: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1711470725759&key=GRP
Cut-Off Date: June 6, 2024

2. Intercontinental Montreal
360, St-Antoine West, Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 3X4
514-987-9900 or toll free 1-877-660-8550
Rate: $309/night, Suites $649/night
Booking Link: https://book.passkey.com/go/2024AFN
Cut-Off Date: June 4, 2024

3. Monville Hotel
1041 rue de bleury, Montréal, QC, H2Z1M7
514-379-2005
Rate: $259/night
Booking Link: https://www.hotelmonville.com/en/
Group code: AFN0724
Cut-Off Date: June 6, 2024

4. DoubleTree by Hilton
1255 Jeanne-Mance Street, Montreal, QC, H5B 1E5
Rate: $315/night
1-800-361-8234
Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/AFN_July_2024
Cut-Off Date: June 6, 2024

5. Delta Montreal
475 Kennedy Avenue, Montreal, QC, H3A 1J7
1-800-268-1133
Rate: $239/night
Booking Link: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1708109762320&key=GRP
Cut-Off Date: June 7, 2024

6. Westin Montreal
270 Saint-Antoine West, Montreal, QC, H2Y 0A3
1-866-837-4262.
Rate: $289/night
Booking Link: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/9c433edf/JvIL9RzFA0qetZdgk1GkDQ?u=https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1714593271868%26key=GRP
Cut-Off Date: June 4, 2024

For all hotel reservations, please indicate that you are with the AFN Annual General Assembly. Delegates are encouraged to make hotel reservations by the noted cut-off date to ensure accommodation is available at the price listed as anything booked after the deadline will be at full price.

All expenses (travel, meals, guestrooms) with respect to attending the AFN AGA are the responsibility of the guest/group to cover and clear upon departure.

Travel

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, toll-free at 1.800.267.8973, or by email at [email protected] to make your flight arrangements. To assist you better you can complete this form and someone will contact you https://form.jotform.com/221025201772038 .

Air Canada

Promotion Code: QC93BMY1

Applicable Rules

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Montreal, YUL (CA)
  • The travel period begins Monday, July 01, 2024 and ends Thursday, July 18, 2024.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • For North America’ 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International Travel’ 10% on standard fares & higher.

However, all bookings made using the promotion code will count toward the minimum 10 passenger requirement for Meetings and Conventions events.

WestJet

Applicable Rules

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Montreal
  • The travel period begins: 7/1/2024
  • The travel period ends: 7/18/2024

Coupon Code: Guest web/Travel Agent web: 8D2N4PN

Promo Code: Travel Agent GDS only: YBK70

VIA Rail

Conference code: 14502

AFN Circle of Trade Show

The AFN Circle of Trade Show will take place July 9-11, 2024. 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].

AFN 33rd Annual Golf Tournament

It is with great excitement that we welcome you back to the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual Golf Fundraiser Tournament! The tournament is scheduled to take place Monday, July 8, 2024, at the Kanawaki Golf Club in Kahnawake, Quebec, and promises to be another fabulous success. Companies, businesses, and individuals are invited to sponsor segments of the event in return for great exposure.

The AFN Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, July 8, 2024, starting at 8:00am EDT. Please contact Dennis Borynec at [email protected] for information or keep an eye on AFN’s website.

Social and Cultural Events

The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) is proud to be hosting the 45th AFN AGA on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation, in Montreal, Quebec. The AFNQL is planning exciting social and cultural events for the AGA. More details will be provided as these events are confirmed.

Documents

Documents will also be available on the AFN website at www.afn.ca.

Sponsors

If you are interested in being a sponsor of one of our events at the AGA, please contact [email protected].

AGA Information

Please visit the AFN website at www.afn.ca or contact the following individuals for more information:

AGA Registration Information:                
E-mail: [email protected]

AGA Circle of Trade Show:
E-mail: [email protected]

AGA Sponsorship:
E-mail: [email protected]

Accessibility (Disability):
E-mail:  [email protected]

AGA Golf Tournament:
E-mail: [email protected]

AGA Coordination:
Khamarie Desjarlais
Email: [email protected]

Regina Toulouse
Email: [email protected]

Accessibility (Disability)

The AFN is committed to ensuring that all attendees can participate fully and equally. For accessibility support or to request services such as American Sign Language interpretation, interpretation Langue des Signes Québécoise, reserved seating for those who use mobility devices, access to a quiet room for those with sensory processing disabilities, and other services, please contact [email protected] by May 24, 2024.

Documents 45th Annual General Assembly Documents

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