Federal Electoral Campaign - The First Nations Also Are Beginning a Campaign on YouTube



    WENDAKE, QC, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Following the example of the Quebec
artists, the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) is
beginning a campaign of visibility on Internet, through video messages on
YouTube. "It is important to use all useful means, so that, we, the invisible
peoples of Quebec, also have a voice in this electoral campaign", stated the
Chief of the AFNQL, Ghislain Picard, at the unveiling of the first video
capsule intended for the federal political parties.
    The AFNQL wishes to take an active part in this electoral campaign and
invites the parties to take a stand on the subjects which affect them. "The
day after the vote, the issue of First Nations will still be there, likewise,
so will the exasperation of the First Nations leadership, because of the
indifference of the political process towards the issues which occupy everyday
lives. It is therefore quite legitimate to ask the question and to try and
find out what is needed to make things happen", affirmed Chief Chef Picard.
    The utilization of virtual means became obvious to us after numerous
unsuccessful attempts with the traditional media.
    The video clips addressing the subjects of housing, education,
socioeconomic conditions and health can be seen on YouTube or on the Website
of the AFNQL, at the following address : www.apnql-afnql.com, as well as on
the Website of the First Nations Education Council, at the following address :
www.cepn.fnec.com.




For further information:

For further information: Alain Garon, Information and Communication
Officer, AFNQL, (418) 956-5720


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