Media Advisory - First Nations from Across Canada to Gather in Ottawa for AFN Special Chiefs Assembly

OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - First Nation leaders, Elders, youth and delegates from across Canada will gather in Ottawa on Tuesday May 27, 2014 for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly. This Special Chiefs Assembly called by the AFN National Executive will focus on the timing and location for the election of National Chief and the approach going forward on Bill C-33 (federal legislation on First Nations education) and, more broadly, First Nations control of First Nations education.

DATE: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Westin Hotel
  11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa (ON)
  Main Plenary

There is no cost for accredited media to attend the Special Chiefs Assembly but registration is required.  Media are invited to register on-site beginning on Tuesday May 27.

The main plenary of the Special Chiefs Assembly will be webcast at

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.  Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Comms, @AFN_Updates.

SOURCE: Assembly of First Nations

For further information:

Alain Garon AFN Bilingual Communications Officer 613-241-6789, ext 382; 613-292-0857 or

Jenna Young AFN Communications Officer 613-241-6789, ext 401; 613-314-8157 or

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