MORLEY, AB, July 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt,
Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, toured the
Morley community of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, where he had the
chance to meet with band leadership and First Nation members affected
by the recent Alberta floods. He was joined by the AFN National Chief
Shawn Atleo and AFN Alberta Regional Chief Cameron Alexis.
"I am grateful for having had the opportunity to visit Stoney Valley
this week, and Siksika First Nations last week. Seeing the damage and
talking to community members has given me a better understanding of
what needs to be done to help these families get through these
difficult times," said Minister Valcourt. "Our Government will continue
working with the province of Alberta and First Nations to ensure the
smoothest transition possible towards recovery."
The day began with a meeting with Chiefs and representatives from the
Stoney Tribe, specifically the communities of Bearspaw, Chiniki, and
Together they discussed the recent floods and resulting damage to the
communities. They talked about the resilience of the Stoney Tribe and
about their desire to ensure a smooth and effective transition towards
Minister Valcourt reaffirmed the Government's commitment to support
recovery efforts for First Nations affected by flooding as quickly and
efficiently as possible.
This release is also available on the Internet at www.aandc.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
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Office of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt
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