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
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