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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).
AFNQL Podcast - Round Table on the theme "First Nations and the Economic Development" (February 23, 2021)
AFNQL Podcast – Roundtable on the topic ‘’What role can education play in ending racism and discrimination against First Nations’’ (March 24, 2021)
AFNQL Podcast – Round Table on the theme ‘’Indigenous Women facing Racism and Discrimination’’ (April 27, 2021)
December 7-8-9, 2021 – AFN Special Chiefs Assembly