Media Advisory - Grand Chief, military officials to honour Aboriginal veterans, unveil NAN Veterans Flag



    THUNDER BAY, ON, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief
Stan Beardy, together with Chapleau Cree First Nation Chief Keith Corston, NAN
Chiefs and delegates, MP Mike Wallace (Burlington), Col. Stephan Cadden,
representatives of Veterans Affairs Canada, the Canadian Forces and the
Canadian Rangers, will honour the wartime contributions of Aboriginal veterans
with the official unveiling of the NAN Veterans Flag during a special ceremony
at the opening of the XXVIII Keewaywin NAN Chiefs Assembly (Aug. 11-13) in
Chapleau tomorrow.

    
    DATE:        Tuesday August 11, 2009

    TIME:        9 a.m.

    LOCATION:    Ecole Secondaire Catholique Trillium
                 9 Broomhead Road
                 Chapleau, ON
    

    Also participating in the unveiling will be NAN Elder Jack Wynne, a
Second World War veteran from Moose Cree First Nation and the last surviving
veteran from Moose Factory. Nishnawbe Aski Nation is a political territorial
organization representing 49 First Nation communities within James Bay Treaty
9 and Ontario portion of Treaty 5 - an area covering two-thirds of the
province of Ontario.





For further information:

For further information: Joyce Hunter, A/Director of Communications,
Nishnawbe Aski Nation, (807) 472-5638 mobile

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