File 2018.008.014.016 - DIA-AFN - Fiscal - 2001

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

DIA-AFN - Fiscal - 2001

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title taken from file folder

Level of description



Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 2001 (Creation)
    Assembly of First Nations/National Indian Brotherhood

Physical description area

Physical description

2 cm of textual records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Administrative history

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada, which includes more than 900,000 people living in 634 First Nation communities and in cities and towns across the country.
In 1982, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) was created as a result of movements to restore chiefs as the voice of First Nations in a Canada-wide deliberative assembly. Prior to that time, the Canada-wide representation of Indigenous peoples in Canada occurred through the National Indian Brotherhood (NIB), which centred on representation through provincial organizations (several of these organizations began as early as the 1920s, and many were based on political traditions dating from before European contact). The NIB had succeeded the National Indian Council (founded 1961) and represented Aboriginal interests throughout the 1960s and 1970s under leaders Walter Dieter, George Manuel and Noel Starblanket. In the late 1970s, First Nations increasingly pushed for the rights of self-government. In 1979, hundreds of First Nations met in London, England, and determined to establish a new organization, and to stop patriation. Hundreds of chiefs met in Ottawa the following year, outlining their relationships with Canada and with one another in a manifesto entitled the Declaration of First Nations (signed in December, 1980). At the National Indian Brotherhood general assembly in 1982, the Assembly of First Nations was officially founded.

Custodial history

Scope and content

File contains booklet "The First Nations' Fiscal Institutions Initiative - General Information and Business Plans".

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Open. Records are available for consultation without restriction.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


General note

Title and description from Box list: DIA - AFN Fiscal 2001 - information on First Nation Fiscal institutions initiative

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area