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AFN National Climate Strategy Launch Press Conference

Press Release

Oct 17, 2023

(Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will host a press conference at Parliament Hill on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, to formally launch the AFN National Climate Strategy. This strategy was endorsed through resolution by First Nations-in-Assembly during the AFN Annual General Assembly, which took place in Halifax in July 2023. The strategy calls on federal, provincial, and territorial governments to work directly and in full partnership with First Nations rights and title holders to implement self-determined First Nations climate priorities as outlined in the strategy.

DATE: Wednesday, October 18, 2023

TIME: 10:30 a.m. EST

LOCATION: Room 135-B, West Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON

Speakers will include Interim AFN National Chief Joanna Bernard and AFN Quebec-Labrador  Regional Chief Ghislain Picard, as well as an opening prayer by Nookomis Roberta Oshkabewisens

This press conference will be conducted in person and virtually via Zoom, followed by a Q&A session. Participation in the Q&A portion is available for accredited members of the Press Gallery only, either in person or via Zoom. Reporters not affiliated with the Press Gallery may contact for temporary access.

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 “X, formerly known as Twitter” @AFN_Updates.

For more information, please contact:

Ayman Hammamieh
Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
343-573-1771 (mobile)


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