Nłäshējel (General Assembly)

The CAFN Nłäshējel  (We Come Together) or General Assembly (GA) is made up of 40 or more Citizens and meets annually for government updates and to provide guidance and input to the CAFN government. Special General Assemblies are also called as needed. General Assembly directions are provided to the government as resolutions.

General Assembly delegates are selected to represent each CAFN community area, but all Citizens can participate and vote in GA decisions. The annual GA is typically scheduled for three days (Friday through Sunday) in July.

The 2017 CAFN General Assembly is set for July 21-23 at Shädhala Kų (Champagne Hall).

  • Business starts at 9 a.m. daily.
  • All meals will be provided.  Please bring your potlatch dishes.
  • Camping spots are available at Champagne and Kwäday Dän Kenji.
  • Booths will be available for artisans and displays.  To book a table, please contact CAFN reception in Haines Junction or Whitehorse.

CAFN is now accepting proposed resolutions for the 2017 General Assembly.  Please submit your completed resolution form to Denise Beattie, Director of Governance, at dbeattie@cafn.ca, fax to (867) 667-6202 or send to the CAFN Whitehorse office at 304 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2H2.  Resolutions will be accepted until July 22 at the General Assembly.  For more information, please call Denise at (867) 456-6851 or email dbeattie@cafn.ca.
General Assembly Resolutions Form

2017 General Assembly documents:

The CAFN Aishihik Relicensing Traditional Knowledge Project Team is looking for photos of the Aishihik area. The photos should show any effects you’ve seen happening after 1975. The photos can be around Aishihik and Sekulmun Lake or downstream of Canyon Village. The TK Project team will have a table at the CAFN GA in Champagne (July 21 – 23, 2017) where we will be scanning photos and gathering your information. Please bring your photos!


A Special General Assembly was held February 12, 2017.
Please click here for the Special GA Agenda


2016 General Assembly information
2016 GA Resolutions
2016 GA Minutes – draft