Aroland First Nation (AFN) is located 60 km north of Geraldton, just west of Nakina, and is accessible by highway 643. AFN gained reserve status under the Indian Act on April 15, 1985 through the Six Pack Negotiations. AFN is dedicated to delivering and creating education, health, cultural and economic opportunities for its members while conserving its traditional territory. AFN has a strong connection with the land and has a long history of protecting and utilizing the land for hunting, fishing and harvesting. There are 700 registered band members, with 400 of those members living in the community while others are dispersed throughout Canada.