OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo will address First Nations youth at the File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council Path to Success Leadership Conference in Regina, SK tomorrow. During his address, National Chief Atleo will highlight the importance of supporting First Nations young people leading the way to achieving a better future for First Nation citizens, communities and all Canadians.
|DATE:|| Tuesday February 7, 2012
|TIME:|| 9:30 a.m.
|LOCATION:|| Evraz Place
1700 Elphinstone Street, Regina, SK
"This is an important and exciting time for First Nations and Canada. We are at a true moment of reckoning, a tipping point, to achieve the fundamental transformation required to break the patterns of the past, and truly achieve a better day for our peoples," said Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo. "This is our time for a new generation of First Nation youth to stand up, pave their own way and make the changes required now for a better future for all of us."
This important speech comes days before the Assembly of First Nations and the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada expect to receive the final report of the National Panel on First Nations elementary and secondary education. This Panel, established December 2010, engaged directly with First Nations and others through a series of regional dialogue sessions and a national session to advance options to implement sustainable solutions that strengthen and improve First Nation education and First Nation student success.
National Chief Atleo will also be available to media following his speech by request.
For further information:
Jenna Young, AFN Communications Officer 613-241-6789, ext 401 or cell: 613-314-8157 or [email protected]
Alain Garon, AFN Bilingual Communications Officer 613-241-6789, ext 382 or cell: 613-292-0857 or [email protected]