Media Advisory - UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is scheduled to be voted on tomorrow at the UN General Assembly



    OTTAWA, Sept. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Assembly of First Nations National Chief
Phil Fontaine will be in New York City tomorrow to attend the United Nations
vote on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Several regional
chiefs will be in New York including, Alberta Regional Chief Wilton
Littlechild, Northwest Territories Regional Chief Bill Erasmus, and Nova
Scotia/Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Chief Rick Simon. Grand Chief Ed
John of the First Nations Summit will also be available for media interviews.

    
    Event:    National Chief Phil Fontaine, and several Regional Chiefs
              will be available for interviews after the vote by phone or in
              person on site at the United Nations
    Date:     Thursday, September 13th, 2007
    Time:     Meeting starts at 10:00 AM, voting will happen sometime after
              that. Media availability on-site after the vote.
    Location: United Nations General Assembly Hall, New York
    

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




For further information:

For further information: 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; Bryan Hendry, AFN
A/Communications Director, (613) 241-6789 ext. 229, cell: (613) 293-6106,
bhendry@afn.ca


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