Media advisory - Invitation / Open House on First Nations



    WENDAKE, QC, June 20 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of the June 21st "National
Aboriginal Day", the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL)
would like to invite you to the "Open House on First Nations" Day. This
activity on public awareness and exchanges will take place at the Montreal
Science Centre and will bring together representatives from several
organizations who work in different sectors in Quebec.
    The AFNQL will take advantage of this day to unveil a Political
Declaration that was adopted last week in Quebec City by the Chiefs' in
Assembly on new groups which pretend to represent the aboriginal interests.

    
                      AGENDA - FIRST NATIONS OPEN HOUSE
                Montreal Science Centre, Room Perspective 235
                    333, rue de la Commune West, Montreal
                           Thursday June 21, 2007

    8:00   Welcome - Coffee and Croissants

    9:00   Opening Ceremony

    9:05   Word of Welcome

    9:20   Organizational and Political Structure of the First Nations of
           Quebec

    9:25   First Nations Communities and Population

    9:45   Chronology of Historical Events

    10:00  Questions and Exchanges

    10:20  Break

    10:40  First Nations Legacy for the Western World

    10:50  Myths and Realities on First Nations

    11:20  Questions and Exchanges

    11:35  The Future Seen by First Nations

    11:55  Questions and Exchanges

    12:10  Closing Ceremony

    12:15  Press briefing

    AFNQL Chief Ghislain Picard will give a press briefing after the activity,
these items will be discussed:

      - Open House on First Nations Day
      - June 29th National Day of Action
      - Political Declaration
    

    The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador is the regional
organization representing the Chiefs of the First Nations in Quebec and
Labrador.




For further information:

For further information: Alain Garon, Communication and Information
Officer, AFNQL, (418) 842-5020, Cell phone (418) 956-5720


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