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AFN Regional Engagement Sessions on Bill C-53: An Act Respecting the Recognition of Certain Métis Governments in Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan

Apr 24, 2024 - May 02, 2024
OnlineOnline (Zoom)

About the Event AFN Regional Engagement Sessions on Bill C-53: An Act Respecting the Recognition of Certain Métis Governments in Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be hosting four (4) online regional engagement sessions on Bill C-53, An Act Respecting the Recognition of Certain Métis Governments in Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. These sessions will provide an opportunity for First Nations leadership and technicians to share information, views, and activities on Bill C-53, to access legal and technical presentations, as well as support interventions that will ensure the protection of First Nations inherent, Treaty, and section 35 rights. Participants are encouraged to bring forward amendments to the Bill, in alignment with AFN Resolution 81/2023, Urgent Protection of First Nations Inherent and Treaty Rights from Ongoing Illegitimate Rights Assertions.

Who should attend?

  • First Nations Chiefs
  • First Nations Technicians to a First Nation or First Nations Organization

 

Important: Please register for the session designated to your region to ensure discussions are relevant. If you have any questions or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Lilian Shams-Amiri at [email protected].

Agenda Please register for the AFN Regional Engagement Session on Bill C-53 designated to your region to ensure discussions are most relevant to you.

British Columbia and Alberta

Date: May 1, 2024
Pacific Time (PT):
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mountain Time (MT):
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Online (Zoom Meeting Link provided upon registration) PDT

Saskatchewan

Date: May 2, 2024
Central Time (CT):
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT

Location: Online (Zoom Meeting Link provided upon registration) CST

Manitoba and Ontario

Date: April 24, 2024
Central Time (CT):
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Eastern Time (ET):
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Online (Zoom Meeting Link provided upon registration) EDT

Territories
(Yukon • Northwest Territories)

Date: April 25, 2024
Pacific Time (PT):
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mountain Time (MT):
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Online (Zoom Meeting Link provided upon registration) MST

Eastern Regions
(Quebec • Newfoundland • Prince Edward Island • New Brunswick • Nova Scotia)

Date: April 25, 2024
Eastern Time (ET):
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time (AT):
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time (NT):
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Online (Zoom Meeting Link provided upon registration) ADT

How to Attend Find out how to register.

Registration

To register, please see registration information above. Please register for the AFN Regional Engagement Session on Bill C-53 designated to your region to ensure discussions are most relevant to you. For questions or more information, please contact Lilian Shams-Amiri at [email protected].

Overview/Agenda

These sessions will provide an opportunity for First Nations leadership and technicians to share information, views, and activities on Bill C-53, to access legal and technical presentations, as well as support interventions that will ensure the protection of First Nations inherent, Treaty, and s.35 rights. For questions or more information, please contact Lilian Shams-Amiri at [email protected].

Contact Information

Session Inquiries

For questions or more information about sessions, please contact Lilian Shams-Amiri at [email protected].

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact Jon Adam Chen at [email protected].

Technical Support

If you need technical assistance during the session, please email [email protected] or call 1-833-236-8324.

Documents AFN Regional Engagement Sessions on Bill C-53 Documents

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