OTTAWA, Oct. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - National Chief Phil Fontaine will deliver
a speech entitled "Progress through Partnerships: Exploring Economic
Opportunities between First Nations and the Mineral Industry", which will
include a warning that both industry and governments must fully consult with
First Nations in order to avoid the increasing number of conflicts that have
been arising across the country.
Highlights of the speech will also include expectations on the Throne
Speech, highlights of the AFN's 2008 pre-budget submission, and updates on
Specific Claims draft legislation and the AFN's Corporate Challenge.
Date: Friday, October 12
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Arcadian Court, Simpson Tower, 401 Bay Street,
8th Floor Toronto, Ontario
The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing
First Nations citizens in Canada.
For further information:
For further information: ON-SITE: Bryan Hendry, Senior Policy Advisor,
(613) 241-6789 ext. 229, cell (613) 293-6106, firstname.lastname@example.org; Joan McEwen, AFN
Communications Director, (613) 241-6789 ext. 242, cell (613) 324-3329,
email@example.com; Nancy Pine, Communications Advisor, Office of the National
Chief, (613) 241-6789 ext. 243, cell (613) 298-6382, firstname.lastname@example.org