National Chief Travels to Alberta to Meet with First Nations Impacted by Flooding

OTTAWA, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo and AFN Alberta Regional Chief Cameron Alexis will meet with First Nation leadership in Alberta this evening to get an update and overview of the flooding situation and work with First Nations to ensure urgent and long-term needs arising from this crisis are addressed.

On Thursday, June 27 the National Chief will visit some of the First Nation communities impacted by the recent flooding.

Itinerary (note: all times are Alberta time)

6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 26

Flood of 2013 Alberta Leadership Gathering
Gathering of Alberta First Nations leadership with AFN National Chief Atleo
Tsuu T'ina Council Chambers, Tsuu T'ina First Nation

Thursday, June 27

National Chief community visits of First Nations affected by flooding
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Siksika First Nation
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Stoney Nakoda First Nation (Morley, AB)

Times are approximate given current travel conditions. AFN Communications Officer Jenna Young will be with the delegation in Alberta and can be reached at jyoung@afn.ca

AFN has been in contact with First Nations in Alberta, monitoring flood recovery efforts, while at the same time liaising with government officials to address urgent needs.

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

SOURCE: Assembly of First Nations

For further information:

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

Alain Garon, AFN Communications Officer (613) 241-6789 ext. 382 or (819) 292-0857 or agaron@afn.ca

Don Kelly, AFN Communications Director (613) 241-6789 ext. 200 or 613-292-27287 or dkelly@afn.ca


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