Assembly of First Nations – 2017 Assembly

2015 AFN General Assembly

Assembly of First Nations – 2017 Assembly

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde speaks at the 2015 assembly in Montreal. Ryan Remiorz/THE CANADIAN PRESS

UPDATED July 26, 2017 12:22pmET

First Nations chiefs meet in Regina from Tuesday to Thursday.

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Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, herself a former AFN regional chief, is expected to speak Tuesday morning, following a speech by National Chief Perry Bellegarde. 

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett is also slated to make a speech and funding announcement Tuesday. Also on Tuesday: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. And two other federal ministers: Ralph Goodale (Public Safety) and Catherine McKenna (Environment). 

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is scheduled to deliver a speech on Tuesday.

As for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), two commissioners speak to the assembly on Wednesday afternoon: Michèle Audette and Brian Eyolfson. 

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