Statement by AFN NS/NL Regional Chief Morley Googoo addressing comments attributed to him on Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence :

OTTAWA, Jan. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - ''There have been some media reports today suggesting that I had mentioned that Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence should resign. Contrary to this false and untrue statement, I honestly can say that, along with all the AFN National Executive, I continue to support Chief Spence in her leadership role and her call for our First Nations rights to be respected by the Crown. I have reached out today to Chief Spence's entourage to make sure to reiterate this support and to put an end to this false rumor. We have seen yesterday some encouraging engagement by the Prime Minister towards First Nations and we will continue the work for some positive change for our People."

- AFN Regional Chief Morley Googoo

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.  Follow us on Twitter @AFN_Updates and @AFN_Comms.

SOURCE: ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS

For further information:

Cheryl Simon, AFN NS/NL Regional Office 902-809-6092 or cherylannsimon@gmail.com

Alain Garon AFN Bilingual Communications Officer 613-241-6789, ext 382; 613-292-0857 or agaron@afn.ca

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