THUNDER BAY – The process of selecting the National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations has been underway for sometime now. There are eight candidates in the running for National Chief.
First Nation leaders from across Canada will gather in Toronto, Ontario July 17-19, 2012 for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 33rd Annual General Assembly and election of National Chief. Under the theme “Honouring our Traditions: Achieving Action for our Future”, hundreds of First Nation Chiefs, youth and Elders will come together to elect a National Chief and engage in focused dialogue and strategy sessions for action in advancing First Nation priorities.
The Candidate Debates will be live-streamed on APTN on July 12th.
The three-day Chiefs Assembly will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building), 222 Bremner Blvd, and will include a number of special events beginning July 15.
A full agenda of the AFN Annual General Assembly is available at www.afn.ca. Information on related special and cultural events hosted by the AGA Host Committee and Chiefs of Ontario is available at www.boozhoo.ca/afnhostcommittee/.