WENDAKE, QC, July 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chief of the AFNQL,
Ghislain Picard, congratulates National Chief Shawn Atleo, who was
entrusted with a renewed term this week by the Chiefs of the Assembly
of First Nations assembled in Toronto.
Over five hundred Chiefs from all territories participated in the
elections among which a significant majority voted for Shawn Atleo, a
hereditary chief hailing from British Columbia.
"As the National Chief, Shawn Atleo is the bearer of the hopes of all
our peoples, particularly our youth", underlined Chief Ghislain Picard.
"The expectations and challenges are considerable. The First Nations
have always demonstrated a lot of patience and wisdom in their
relationships with the other governments, more particularly in terms of
resource sharing and land management. It is clear that the time has now
come to take action", added Chief Picard.
"National Chief Shawn Atleo can count on the determination of the Chiefs
of the AFNQL as well as my support in order to carry through the
missions he has been entrusted with by all of the First Nations",
concluded the Chief of the AFNQL, Ghislain Picard.
About the AFNQL
The Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador is the
political organization regrouping the 43 Chiefs of the First Nations of
Quebec and Labrador. www.apnql-afnql.com.
SOURCE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS OF QUEBEC AND LABRADOR
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