January 23rd, 2012 – Preparation Day

The Assembly of First Nations is hosting a day to prepare for the Crown-First Nation Gathering on January 24, 2012. This day will allow for our final preparations ensuring a clear understanding of all aspects and access to information, as well as providing for final ceremonial preparations. It will provide an opportunity for discussion among all regarding next steps and requirements for change.

DRAFT AGENDA FOR THE
PRE‐MEETING TO THE CROWN–FIRST NATIONS GATHERING
JANUARY 23, 2012

FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAURIER, 1 RIDEAU STREET, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

 

6:30 AM – PIPE CEREMONY AT VICTORIA ISLAND WITH ELDERS AND LEADERS

7:30 AM – REGISTRATION – BALLROOM FOYER

8:30 AM ‐ OPENING

  • ƒ Opening: Prayer and Elders’ Welcome
  • ƒ Remarks from National Chief Shawn A‐in‐chut Atleo

9:15 AM – PLENARY OVERVIEW

  • ƒ Overview of Agenda and Logistics for January 24th

10:15‐10:30 AM – BREAK

10:30 AM – REGIONAL CAUCUS SESSIONS

NWT/Yukon – Tudor Room
BC – Laurier Room
Saskatchewan – McDonald Room
Nova Scotia/NFLD & NB/PEI – Gatineau Room
Manitoba – Quebec Suite
Ontario – Adam Room
Quebec  ‐ Main Ballroom
Alberta – L’Orangerie Room

12:00‐1:30 PM – LUNCH

1:30‐2:00 PM – REPORT BACK FROM REGIONAL CAUCUS SESSIONS

2:00 PM – REVIEW OF CONCURRENT SESSIONS

  • ƒ Session 1: Strengthening the Relationship and Enabling Opportunity
    • Location – Adam Room
  • Session 2: Unlocking the Potential of First Nation Economies
    • Location – McDonald Room
  • Session 3: Realizing the Promise of First Nation Peoples
    • Laurier Room

3:30‐4:00 PM – BREAK

4:00 PM – FINAL PLENARY

  • ƒ Final Confirmation of Logistics and Speakers for the 24th
  • ƒ Looking Forward Agenda

6:00 PM – CLOSING