WENDAKE, QC, May 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The May 2nd federal election could be remembered as historical in several respects.
The Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) is
especially pleased with the election of three members of the First
Nations: Roméo Saganash (Cree Nation), and Jonathan Genest-Jourdain
(Innu Nation) in Quebec, as well as Peter Penashue (Innu Nation), in
Chief Picard hopes that the election of these three First Nation members
will bring to light the interests and the stakes of Aboriginal peoples
before a government, which, all too often, turns a blind eye or tries
to downplay our issues.
"The AFNQL is willing to work with all those political parties which
accept to support First Nations issues. I congratulate those three new
members of the House of Commons and offer them my collaboration."
stated AFNQL Chief Picard.
About the AFNQL
The AFNQL is the regional organization regrouping the 43 Chiefs of the
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. For information: www.apnql-afnql.com.
SOURCE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS OF QUEBEC AND LABRADOR
For further information:
Cellular: 514 258-2315