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Welcome to the AFNQL

The AFNQL was created in May 1985. It is composed of the Chiefs’ Assembly and an administrative office. The Assembly is composed of Chiefs from 43 communities of the First Nations of Quebec-Labrador and represent a total of ten Nations: Abenaki, Algonquin, Atikamekw, Cree, Hurons-Wendat, Innu, Maliseet, Mi’gmaq, Mohawk, and Naskapi.

The AFNQL holds Chiefs’ Assemblies four times a year, at which time it is empowered with different political mandates to its administrative office and Commissions created by the Chiefs’ Assembly. The Chiefs-in-Assembly elect, for a three-year mandate, the AFNQL Chief.

The current Chief, Mr. Ghislain Picard has been holding this appointment since 1992, and has embarked in his tenth term of office.

The AFNQL is attached to the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) whose office is located in Ottawa. The Chief of the AFNQL is a member of the AFN Executive and can be named holder of national files (examples: international, education, health, finances, etc).

Latest News

July 28, 2021 – Press Release – Support for the Winneway First Nation in its efforts to resolve the impasse in discussions surrounding obtaining a police service

July 9, 2021 – Press Release – A historic victory and a milestone week for unity and the strengthening of First Nations

July 8, 2021 – Press Release – Election of the First Woman Chief of the AFN: the AFNQL Congratulates RoseAnne Archibald

June 21, 2021 – Press Release – NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY: FIRST NATIONS AND PROUD OF IT!

June 17, 2021 – Press Release – First Meeting of the AFNQL-Québec Political Table

June 17, 2021 – Press Release – The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples takes another step: It won’t be the last

June 10, 2021 – Press Release – 12 feminicides too many. Violence against women is a serial killer!

May 31, 2021 – Opinion Letter – Joyce Echaquan Inquiry brought hope, then doubts

May 25, 2021 – Press Release – A Report on the Reality of Policing that Misses the Reality of First Nations

Monday May 17, 2021 – Press Release – Launch of research on the free and informed consent and imposed sterilization of First Nations and Inuit women in Quebec

May 14, 2021 – Press Release – Unanimous CSQ Resolution : Joyce’s Principle Gets Further Support

May 14, 2021 – Press Release – BILL 96 ON THE OFFICIAL AND COMMON LANGUAGE OF QUEBEC: THE AFNQL WILL EXERCISE CONSTANT VIGILANCE

May 12, 2021 – Press Release – Passing of Mr. Serge Bouchard – A Great Friend of the First Nations

May 3, 2021 – Press Release – Laurent Commission report: It is up to the First Nations to secure the future and wellness of their children

April 19, 2021 – Press Release – Federal Budget 2021-22: A Step in the Right Direction

April 1st, 2021 – Press Release – Bill 79: To ensure that justice is served for our children and families

March 23, 2021 – Media Advisory – PRESENTATION OF THE ROUND TABLE ON THE THEME “THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN ENDING RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION TOWARDS FIRST NATIONS”

March 22, 2021 – Press Release – Regional Chiefs Teegee and Picard Concur with CRCC Conclusions Regarding RCMP Handling of Colten Boushie’s Death

March 19, 2021 – Press Release – Action Week Against Racism and for Equal Opportunities (SACR) – 22nd Edition

March 1st, 2021 – Press Release – Joyce’s Principle unanimously adopted by the Chiefs of the AFNQL

February 4, 2021 – Press Release – THE AFNQL WELCOMES THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WIND FARM CARRIED BY THE INNU NATION IN QUEBEC

February 2, 2021 – Press Release – THE AFNQL SALUTES THE CITY OF GATINEAU’S ACTION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION TOWARDS FIRST NATIONS

 

 

Media Clippings

Podcast

AFNQL Podcast - Round Table on the theme "First Nations and the Economic Development" (February 23, 2021)

by AFNQL

AFNQL Podcast – Roundtable on the topic ‘’What role can education play in ending racism and discrimination against First Nations’’ (March 24, 2021)

by AFNQL

AFNQL Podcast – Round Table on the theme ‘’Indigenous Women facing Racism and Discrimination’’ (April 27, 2021)

by AFNQL

Upcoming Events

 

AFNQL Chiefs Assembly

Declaration on a First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sovereignty Affirmation Process

SOVEREIGNTY-AFFIRMATION