Presenter – Karen Campbell
| Karen Campbell, Assembly of First Nations
Karen Campbell is Anishinabe-kwe from Rama First Nation in southern Ontario, and has a Master of Social Work from the University of Manitoba specializing in policy and administration. She has been with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) since 2008 where she works in Strategic Policy on matters related to First Nation governments and self-determination. One of her main areas of focus over this time has been First Nation citizenship, identity and Nationhood and exploring options for restoring First Nation jurisdiction in this area. Karen has an extensive background in First Nation policy and has worked across the federal government including at the Privy Council Office, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and the Department of Justice.
The Assembly of First Nations is the national political advocacy organization of First Nation governments and their citizens in Canada, including those living on reserve, in urban and rural areas. The role and function of the AFN is to serve as a delegated forum for determining and harmonizing effective collective and co-operative measures on any subject matter that First Nations identify for review, study, response or action, and for advancing the aspirations of First Nations.