WENDAKE, QC, May 20, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chief of the Assembly of
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), Ghislain Picard, wishes
to congratulate all members of the new Conservative Government. In
particular, he noted the appointment of Peter Penashue, an Innu of
Labrador. "This appointment is historic and leads me to maintain high
expectations for issues affecting First Nations of Quebec and
Labrador," says Chief Picard.
The Chief of the AFNQL intends to focus on issues related to Aboriginal
rights, education and the implementation of the United Nations
Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. "I will resume the
work already initiated with the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and
Northern Development, John Duncan and his staff, to ensure improved
conditions and better future for our communities", added Ghislain
"I am counting on the collaboration of the new Federal Government to
defend and uphold the rights of First Nations in Quebec and Labrador,
especially in the context of different development projects occurring
on the territory", he concluded.
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
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