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Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Responds to Request for Audited Financial Statements

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Responds to Request for Audited Financial Statements

Jul 10, 2023

Ottawa, ON – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and AFN Executive Committee is committed to providing transparency and strengthening its dedication to the principles of accountability. In response to recent requests for financial accountability, the AFN is sharing the last ten years of independent, audited financial statements.

“The AFN has always prioritized financial integrity and accountability. We want to assure First Nations-in-Assembly that the audited financial statements for the past ten years are readily accessible on the AFN website. These statements have undergone extensive review, and we can confirm the absence of any financial concerns,” said interim National Chief Joanna Bernard.

In July 2022, at the AFN Annual General Assembly, First Nations-in-Assembly passed Resolution 03/2022, Investigation and Audit of AFN’s Financial and Management Policies, mandating the Chiefs Committee on Charter Renewal to conduct a review of financial policies and practices and provide a report with recommendations to the First Nations-in-Assembly. That work is on-going.

“We welcome this request for transparency and remain steadfast in our commitment to serving our communities while upholding the highest accountability standards,” added interim National Chief Joanna Bernard.

The AFN and AFN Executive Committee remain committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of First Nations-in-Assembly and fulfilling Resolution 03/2022.

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization that works to advance the collective aspirations of First Nations individuals and communities across Canada on matters of national or international nature and concern. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

For more information please contact:

Genna Benson
Director, Communications
Assembly of First Nations
604-340-3117 (mobile)
gbenson@afn.ca

Kelly Reid
Senior Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
kreid@afn.ca
613-292-0857 (mobile)

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