Serving First Nations
Created by the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador, our organization has been working with First Nations for over 20 years to help them achieve their sustainable development objectives.
Collaborate with First Nations in implementing their vision for sustainable development.
We support First Nations in their sustainable development efforts to have healthy lands and resources and sustainable communities; to fully exercise their rights, responsibilities, and jurisdiction; and to promote their cultures and languages.
Increase the number of sustainable development initiatives of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador.
Our goal is to ensure that the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador have the resources they need to exercise their self-determination and implement their vision for sustainable development in every initiative that they undertake.
In January 1997, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) decided to appropriate the Sustainable Development Strategy process of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to define its own strategy. The AFNQL confirmed this action in its resolution of February 20, 1997.
A technical committee then developed the first version of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Strategy, which the AFNQL adopted in November 1997.
In 2000, the AFNQL created the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute, whose mandate is to implement the Strategy and support First Nations in realizing their vision of sustainable development.
The updated Strategy, published in 2006, revises the definition of sustainable development. It highlights key issues for First Nations, particularly in relation to rights, culture and languages, land, and socio-economic, political and management aspects. It includes a number of solutions and recommendations, as well as a proposed action plan for the implementation of sustainable development by and for First Nations.
After more than two decades of continuous change in our organization, we have embarked on a strategic thinking exercise to clarify our mission, vision and values. We have also taken the time necessary to focus our actions on the needs and issues of First Nations.
To support this approach, we have created a new brand image that better reflects our values and identity. We have also redesigned our website. Our goal is to make the full range of our services and resources more accessible to help First Nations implement their vision for sustainable development.