Media Advisory - National Day of Reconciliation for Canada's First Nations: June 11



    TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - The CAW is urging participation, support and
understanding about the importance of the The National Day of Reconciliation
for Canada's First Nations on Thursday, June 11.
    Former CAW President Buzz Hargrove will join Assembly of First Nations
National Chief Phil Fontaine on Parliament Hill in Ottawa as well as other
government, labour, and church officials to highlight the significance of June
11.
    Hargrove is scheduled to speak at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Parliament
Hill on Thursday. Earlier in the day there will be a Sunrise Ceremony and a
Water Ceremony at Victoria Island in the Ottawa River as well as a march to
Parliament Hill. The ceremonies will also include First Nations dancing,
singing and drumming among many other activities.
    The day marks the first anniversary of Canada's apology for its treatment
of children, parents and families as a result of the Indian Residential School
system.
    In 2007 the CAW and Assembly of First Nations launched a series of joint
community building projects as part of the national Make Poverty History for
First Nations campaign. CAW skilled trades volunteers helped refurbish the
children's learning room in the Toronto Native Friendship Centre. They are
also rebuilding 57 water wells for the Little Salmon/Carmacks community in the
Yukon.
    During the National Day of Reconciliation CAW is providing support
including transportation to Ottawa First Nations communities to attend events
on June 11th.
    For more information on the National Day of Reconciliation and to find a
complete schedule of events visit www.afn.ca





For further information:

For further information: contact the CAW's Terry Farrell, cell, (416)
662-0112 or John McClyment, CAW Communications, (416) 495-3766

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