/R E P E A T -- Assembly of First Nations to Announce 35th Annual General Assembly - Halifax/

OTTAWA, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Interim Regional Chief for Nova Scotia/Newfoundland Jaime Battiste and local First Nation leadership will announce plans for the Assembly of First Nations 35th Annual General Assembly taking place this July in Mi'kmaw territory in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  DATE:   Thursday June 26, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Halifax World Trade & Convention Centre, Summit Suite 8th Floor
1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS

The AFN Annual General Assembly brings together hundreds of First Nation leaders, Elders, youth and delegates from across Canada.  This year's AGA in Halifax runs from July 15-17 and will feature discussion on key topics as well as a number of special events being coordinated by Regional Chief Googoo and the local Host Committee.  At the AGA itself, First Nations will gather to determine the timing of an election for National Chief and to strategize and develop action plans in a number of priority areas, including First Nation education, sustainable natural resource development, non-insured health benefits, protecting and advancing rights, justice and community safety.

On Thursday, Interim AFN Regional Chief Battiste will announce the theme of this year's AGA and provide details on special events and highlights.  AFN Regional Chief Morley Googoo is currently on temporary leave for health reasons.

For more information please visit http://www.afn.ca/index.php/en/the-35th-annual-general-assembly. The Assembly of First Nation is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Comms, @AFN_Updates.


SOURCE: Assembly of First Nations

For further information:

Jenna Young, AFN Communications Officer (613) 314-8157 or jyoung@afn.ca

Moira Macleod, AGA Host Committee Communications Manager (902) 441-6956 or moiramacleod69@gmail.com

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