The NAFC’s policy unit supports the work of the national office and the organization with focus on national and international issues and federal government matters. Issues and topics that the policy unit are requested to respond-to include: health, social, education, employment and training, youth, women’s issues, justice and nationhood. The policy unit also has the responsibility of preparing presentations, speeches and communications materials on matters that pertain to the mandate of the organization. The policy unit from time to time manages projects and research that are national in nature and scope. The policy unit also supports the work of the Executive Director in maintaining effective relationships with other national Aboriginal organizations, both political and professional. Further, the policy unit liaises with national and international mandated organizations to support awareness of the work of the Friendship Centre Movement and to create partnerships.