Assembly of First Nations National Chief Congratulates New Yukon Regional Chief Mike Smith, Commends Contributions by Eric Morris

OTTAWA, June 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo welcomes Mike Smith to the AFN national executive to represent Yukon region.

"On behalf of the Assembly of First Nations national executive, I congratulate newly elected Yukon Regional Chief Mike Smith," said AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo. "We look forward to working together with you and all First Nations in Yukon region to make concrete advancements in priority areas."

Mike Smith was elected AFN Yukon Regional Chief yesterday afternoon at the Council of Yukon First Nations 32nd Annual General Assembly in Kluane First Nation in Burwash Landing, Yukon.  Prior to the election he was Chief of Kwanlin Dun First Nation near Whitehorse.  He will join the AFN national executive at the upcoming Annual General Assembly taking place in Toronto July 17-19, 2012.

"At this time, I'd also like to acknowledge and applaud the many contributions of Eric Morris who has served as Yukon Regional Chief since 2009," said National Chief Atleo.  "Eric's leadership has been instrumental in building a solid foundation for future work.  I commend and express my sincere appreciation for his commitment and dedication in particular on critical files, including the environment and economic development."

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For further information:

Jenna Young AFN Communications Officer 613-241-6789, ext 401; 613-314-8157 or jyoung@afn.ca

Alain Garon AFN Bilingual Communications Officer 613-241-6789, ext 382; 613-292-0857 or agaron@afn.ca

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