First Nations Leaders and Delegates To Gather for AFN Special Chiefs Assembly

Courtesy AFN Flickr / The 2017 AFN Special Chiefs Assembly.

Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly on Federal Legislation, taking place May 1 & 2 in Gatineau, Quebec

Hundreds of First Nations leaders, Elders, women, youth and other delegates are set to gather May 1 & 2, 2018 for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) on Federal Legislation taking place at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec.

Delegates will examine and discuss federal legislation that is being proposed or underway that impact First Nations. The SCA will feature dialogue and discussion on the legislation, and delegates will hear directly from federal cabinet ministers and federal party leaders. As an AFN Assembly, resolutions relating to federal legislation can be put forward for decision and direction.

The agenda is being finalized. Current highlights include:

Tuesday May 1, 2018

The SCA Grand Entry takes place at 8:45 a.m.
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Opening Address at approximately 9 a.m.
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Honourable Carolyn Bennett (following National Chief Bellegarde’s Opening Address)
Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly

National Chief Bellegarde SCA Press Conference at 12 noon.

Speeches by Federal Party Leaders, beginning at approximately 2:45 p.m.
Conservative Party of Canada Leader the Honourable Andrew Scheer
Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May
New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh
Plenary discussion on federal legislation and related resolutions follows.

Wednesday May 2, 2018

Presentations by federal cabinet ministers starting at 9:00 a.m.:
Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada
Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General
of Canada and to the Minister of Health
Plenary discussion on federal legislation and related resolutions follows.

A provisional agenda is available on the AFN website at www.afn.ca.

The main plenary of the SCA will be webcast on the AFN website at www.afn.ca.

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada. Follow the #AFNSCA on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

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