QUEBEC, Jan. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Ghislain Picard was re-elected today as Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) by a majority vote from the Chiefs. Chief Picard is thus reconfirmed in his post for a seventh consecutive term of three years.
"I am truly honored to receive, yet again, the confidence of the Chiefs. This support motivates me to continue work begun in recent years in defense of our rights and development of our autonomy", said Mr Picard. The other candidate, Maxime Vollant, a young Innu native from the community of Pessamit, has contributed to a positive campaign, focused on the future of First Nations.
Ghislain Picard was elected as Chief of the AFNQL for the first time in January 1992. As so, he also serves as Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). In total, 38 Chiefs (88%) exercised their right of voting at a Chiefs Assembly, which runs from January 25 to 27 in Quebec City.
The AFNQL is the regional organization of Chiefs from the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. For more information: www.apnql-afnql.com
SOURCE Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
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