Serves as the united politcal voice for those Treaty Six of First Nations because they believe that there is a need for fundamental treaty and human rights of First Nations people to be protected.
INAC is responsible for two separate yet equally important mandates: Indian and Inuit Affairs and Northern Affairs . This broad mandate is derived largely from the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Act , the Indian Act , territorial acts and legal obligations arising from section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867 ; however, the department is responsible for administering over 50 statutes in total. 1 Consequently, INAC’s mandate is complex and its responsibilities encompass a broad range of services.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. The AFN represents all citizens regardless of age, gender or place of residence.