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CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS: 2nd NOTICE – AFN Annual General Assembly Palais des Congrès, Montréal, Québec July 9-11, 2024

Press Release

May 17, 2024

RESOLUTIONS are the essential mechanism by which First Nations provide specific direction to the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). Resolutions should be national in scope and can: (1) establish a mandate for the AFN; (2) relate to internal matters regarding the operation of the AFN; or (3) support on a particular issue, event, or situation. Please visit www.afn.ca for more information on Resolution Procedures.

ADVANCE SUBMISSION OF A RESOLUTION IS REQUIRED. To ensure a more efficient resolution process, advance submission of resolutions is required. The resolution deadline for the 2024 AFN Annual General Assembly is Friday, May 31, 2024.

RESOLUTION DEADLINE: Friday, May 31, 2024

WHO CAN SUBMIT A RESOLUTION? The mover and seconder must be either a Chief or a duly mandated Proxy and available to speak to the Resolution at the Assembly. If the mover and seconder are not noted on a resolution submitted for consideration, then the resolution will not be recorded or entered into the process as an official draft resolution for consideration by the Resolutions Committee.

WHAT MUST A RESOLUTION INCLUDE? All resolutions for consideration must meet the criteria outlined below:

  • Includes name and First Nation of mover.
  • Includes name and First Nation of seconder.
  • Has a short but descriptive title.
  • Is national in scope (cannot be purely regional).
  • Is identified as either mandate/directional, organizational or support.
  • Has a timeline or lifespan.
  • Is relevant and strategic.
  • Uses consistent wording (demand, request, direct, etc.).
  • Considers the cost of implementation and available sources of funding.
  • Is clear in its purpose and intent.
  • Is consistent with the powers set out in the AFN Charter.
  • Is not in conflict with previously passed resolutions (or clearly state within the new draft that there is a conflict).
  • Is not in conflict with other draft resolutions that have been submitted.
  • Is no longer than two (2) pages.

A resolution template is attached to this notice to assist you in preparing a resolution.
Please direct all resolution submissions and inquiries to resolutions@afn.ca or fax 613-241-5808.

CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS: 2nd NOTICE

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