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AFN-AGA-2019


 


The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting its 40th Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Fredericton, New Brunswick from July 23 to 25, 2019.

This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating Successes and Giving Thanks’.

APTN News is covering the events all week. You can catch the latest stories here, as well as watch the AGA live.


Schedule | All times displayed in ADT

Day 1 | July 23Day 2 | July 24Day 3 | July 25

8 am – Grand Entry

9 am – Opening Ceremonies

• Opening Prayer – Elder Imelda Perley
• Welcome by Officials
• Representative from St.Mary’s First Nation
• Regional Chief Roger Augustine, AFN NB/PEI
• National Chief Perry Bellegarde
• Honourable Blaine Higgs, Premier of New Brunswick
• Michael O’Brien, Mayor of Fredericton
• Honourable Jake Stewart, NB Minister for Indigenous Relations
• UPDATES: Tri-Councils
• Elders Council
• Youth Council
• Women’s Council

11 am – Adoption of Rules and Procedures | Adoption of Agenda | Audited Financial Statements

12 pm – Lunch

1 pm – Honourable Carolyn Bennett

1:30 pm – Plenary Session-Discussion & Resolutions

• Languages Bill C-91
• Housing, Water and Emergency Management
• Environment, Climate Change

2:45 pm – Break

3 pm – Plenary Session-Discussion & Resolutions

• Child Welfare – Bill C-92
• Federal Legislation/Implementation & Impacts
• Bill C-262

5 pm – End of Day

9 am – Federal political parties address AGA

Elizabeth May | Leader of the Green Party

Cathy McLeod | Representative of the Conservative Party

Guy Caron | Representative of the NDP

10:30 am – MMIWG Final Report

12 pm – Lunch

1 pm – Speakers

Honourable Seamus O’Regan

Gary Anandasangaree

Honouring Indigenous Veterans

• Phillip Favel
• Fred Sabattis

Honouring Autumn Peltier

Honouring Denise Stonefish

2:45 pm – Plenary Session | Discussion and Resolutions

5 pm – End of Day

9 am – Plenary Session | Discussion and Resolutions

11:50 am – Remembering Video

• Elmer Courchene
• Shirley Fontaine
• Josephine Mandamin
• Gary McLean
• Levi Oakes
• Rob Olivier
• National Chief Noel Starblanket
• Grand Chief Andrew Delisle
• Wendall Nicholas
• Allen Patrick Polchies

12 pm – Lunch

1 pm – Plenary Session | Discussion and Resolutions

4 pm – National Chief Closing Remarks