OTTAWA, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National
Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo welcomes Stan Beardy to the national
executive to represent Ontario region as AFN Regional Chief.
"I offer congratulations to newly elected Regional Chief Stan Beardy and
look forward to working together to address the many challenges and
very important issues facing all First Nation communities across
Ontario region," said AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo. "I also commend
the commitment and dedication of Angus Toulouse who served as Ontario
Regional Chief for seven years. His hard work and efforts brought
forward a number of priority issues in Ontario region and his
leadership was essential, particularly in the area of health, in
building a solid foundation from which to move forward."
Stan Beardy was elected AFN Ontario Regional Chief this morning at the
All Ontario Chiefs Conference in Toronto, Ontario through traditional
process. He has been Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, representing
49 First Nation communities across northern Ontario, since 2000. He
will join the AFN national executive at the upcoming Annual General
Assembly taking place in Toronto July 17-19, 2012.
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