CALGARY, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Nominees for the position of the
Representative of the Chiefs of Treaties 6-7-8 (Alberta) to the
Assembly of First Nations Executive, known as the AFN Regional Chief
(Alberta) have been announced and the election will be held on January
31, 2013. The AFN Regional Chief is elected by a majority of Chiefs to
represent them at the AFN Executive, AFN assemblies and any other
meetings as may be required and/or authorized by the Chiefs of the
Assembly of Treaty Chiefs.
The nominees for AFN Regional Chief (Alberta) are Cameron Alexis of
Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Sandford Big Plume of Tsuu T'ina Nation,
Leila Houle of Whitefish Lake First Nation, Wayne Moonias of Louis Bull
Tribe, and Dustin Twin of Swan River First Nation.
Nominee Leila Houle said: "I am looking forward to the election for AFN
Regional Chief of Alberta. Canada and Alberta are at a crossroads in
respect to the government to government relationship with Canada's
First Nations. I am eager to be involved in First Nation's governance
at a turning point in Canada's history…we have to work together and
understand one another. I believe that my youth, education, energy and
attitude would benefit Alberta First Nations."
Leila Houle is no stranger to politics and showed a passion for both
politics and her community at a young age. While attending the
University of Alberta, she was president of the U of A Aboriginal
Students' Association and organized the Aboriginal Student Womens'
Association. In 2004, Leila Houle obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree at
the University of Alberta. Leila Houle also ran in the 2008 federal
election as the Liberal candidate of Westlock - St.Paul riding.
Currently, she is a public relations consultant and Life Skills
The election will be held at the Coast Plaza Conference Centre in
Calgary, AB on January 31, 2013. Term of office for the Assembly of
First Nations Regional Chief (Alberta) will be from January 31, 2013 to
June 30, 2015.
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For further information:
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