The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is set to convene its Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) and host the National Chief Election from December 5-7, 2023. This significant event will take place at the Shaw Centre situated at 55 Colonel By Drive.
The assembly will be conducted both in-person and virtually, allowing Chiefs and proxies to participate remotely.
The voting process for the National Chief position will be carried out digitally through an online ballot system, ensuring inclusivity for those attending virtually.
The decision to hold the National Chief election during this Special Chiefs Assembly was established following the passing of Resolution 34/2023.
The resolution is titled “Appointment of Chief Electoral Officer and Timing of the Election of the National Chief,” during the First Nations-in-Assembly meeting on July 11, 2023.
The AFN, recognized as a national advocacy body, aims to progress the collective goals and aspirations of First Nations across Canada.
Its operations are steered by directives established in resolutions by elected Chiefs or their proxies from member First Nations during at least two annual assemblies.
Moreover, the AFN is governed by an Executive Committee comprising a National Chief elected by the First Nations-in-Assembly and Regional Chiefs. Each one represents each province and territory, guiding the organization’s initiatives and goals.
Whether you’re a First Nation citizen or not, be sure to stay tuned and stay informed to show your solidarity with our indigenous brothers and sisters!