Media Advisory - The Assembly of First Nations will hold a Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa to discuss significant initiatives for First Nations communities



    
                       Date: December 11th - 13th, 2007
                       Location: Westin Hotel in Ottawa
    

    OTTAWA, Dec. 10 /CNW Telbec/ -

    Some Key Highlights:

    
    Dec. 11th  Opening address by Assembly of First Nations National Chief
               Phil Fontaine
               Chiefs will discuss the proposed Specific Claims Tribunal Act
               The National Chief will be available for questions from the
               media following his opening address at noon.

    Dec. 12th  Auditor General of Canada, Sheila Fraser, will review recent
               audits and key recommendations
               Eric Sprott, Founder and Chair of Sprott Securities Inc, will
               discuss working with corporate Canada to support First Nations
               Bob Watts, Acting Executive Director of the Truth and
               Reconciliation Commission, will give an update
               First Nations Chiefs of Police Association will celebrate a
               new partnership with the AFN

    Dec. 13th  Minister Chuck Strahl to address the Special Assembly
               Signing of MOU with Royal Bank of Canada
               National Chief Phil Fontaine's closing remarks
    

    Check out our website at www.afn.ca for a full agenda of the meeting and
an opportunity to see a live feed of the Special Chiefs Assembly.

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




For further information:

For further information: Joan McEwen, Director of Communications, (613)
241-6789 ext 242, cell: (613) 324-3329, jmcewen@afn.ca; Nancy Pine,
Communications Advisor - Office of the National Chief, (613) 241-6789 ext 243,
cell: (613) 298-6382 npine@afn.ca; Josee Bellemare, Bilingual Communications
Officer, (613) 241-6789 ext. 336, cell: (613) 327-6331, jbellemare@afn.ca


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