OTTAWA, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National
Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today offered congratulations to Ruth
Massie who was re-elected today as the Grand Chief of the Council of
Yukon First Nations (CYFN).
"I congratulate Grand Chief Massie on her re-election and I look forward
to her continued leadership and contributions to the Yukon First
Nations. Grand Chief Massie has worked hard to address a number of
priority areas at the regional and national levels, including advocacy
for implementation of self-government agreements and modern day Treaty
agreements," said National Chief Atleo. "I fully support her ongoing
efforts to protect the inherent rights, the land, the water, the
environment of all Yukon First Nations. I look forward to continuing to
work with her as we push forward to give life to our rights and build a
better future for our people."
Grand Chief Ruth Massie was re-elected today in Whitehorse during the
CYFN Annual General Assembly. She is a proud citizen of the Ta'an
Kwäch'än Council and will be serving her second term as Grand Chief.
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SOURCE: Assembly of First Nations
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