The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) hosts its annual general assembly to protect the rights and freedoms of First Nations, Kahnawake, Que., July 16–18, 2002.
In this July 17th session, Paul Martin (a Liberal MP and former finance minister) presents a speech about creating an economic partnership between First Nations and the government. National AFN Chief Matthew Coon Come introduces Mr. Martin.
Perry Bellegarde (the vice-chief of Saskatchewan) speaks about education within First Nations communities. He then invites delegates and attendees to comment on these issues.
Later, AFN vice-president Alwyn Morris introduces various motions and amendments. Delegates and assembly attendees discuss and vote on these issues. Audrey Mayes (the associate director of the Treaties and Lands Committee) also speaks.