Our Mandate - Governance and Accountability

The Centre has a clear mandate to use research and information collected from the First Nation communities in manners that will truly benefit the health and well being of First Nations. It strives to partner with entities that seek mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations through processes that respect First Nation jurisdiction over research and data and to own, protect, and control how their information is collected, used and disclosed.

The AFNIGC has a direct mandate and accountability process as defined and structured in conjunction with the National FNIGC.

The governance structure of the AFNIGC is entrenched as an incorporated entity and includes:

  • The Assembly of Treaty Chiefs as members of the corporation
  • Treaty No. 6, Treaty No. 7 and Treaty No. 8 appoint a Chiefs Senate, and delegates from First Nation communities to serve as Board of Directors