Media Advisory - Press Conference to Announce Details of National Day of Reconciliation



    OTTAWA, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - National Chief Phil Fontaine, along with
church, union, student, and NGO representatives, will announce the purpose and
details for the National Day of Reconciliation event in Ottawa, as well as
events across the country. The National Day of Reconciliation marks the first
anniversary of the Prime Minister's historic apology to Residential School
survivors.
    "June 11th will now be a day to put meaningful action to the many fine
words that have been given to us by way of apologies from the residential
school era," said National Chief Fontaine. "We once again offer our hand to
work in partnership with the governments, the churches, and the people of
Canada, to make this land a better place for First Nations people, and all
Canadians."

    When:    Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 11 a.m. eastern time

    Where:   11th floor - 473 Albert Street, Ottawa (AFN office)

    The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing
First Nations people in Canada.




For further information:

For further information: Bryan Hendry, Senior Policy Advisor, Assembly
of First Nations, (613) 241-6789, ext. 229, cell: (613) 293-6106,
bhendry@afn.ca; Don Kelly, A/Communications Director, Assembly of First
Nations, (613) 241-6789, ext. 334, cell: (613) 292-2787, dkelly@afn.ca


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