OTTAWA, June 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulates Kluane Adamek who was elected by acclamation as the AFN Yukon Regional Chief Thursday.
"I have spoken with Regional Chief Adamek to offer my congratulations on this strong show of support from First Nations in her region," said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. "Regional Chief Adamek is a tireless advocate for the priorities of Yukon First Nations at the national level and her contributions inform all work on the AFN Executive Committee. I welcome her and look forward to her continued efforts and leadership in priority areas, including the environment, economic development, education, child and youth development and governance."
Regional Chief Adamek has served as Interim Regional Chief for the Yukon since January 2018. As Interim Regional Chief, Adamek brought together Yukon First Nations leaders for three summits focused on setting accountability, structure and priorities for the AFN Yukon Region. Yukon First Nation leadership approved key documents at these meetings. Through an increased social media presence, a new website and regular information bulletins, the AFN Yukon Regional Office is strengthening vital communication and coordination across the region.
"I am deeply humbled to be named Regional Chief Elect. I am committed to working with our leaders, communities, Elders and youth to champion our causes and strengthen our voices at the national level," said Regional Chief Adamek, who is honoured to continue supporting all Yukon First Nations over the next three years. "We came together to build on the work of our former leaders. I'm proud of all that we've accomplished during these last few months. We've strengthened the regional office and continue to support all Yukon First Nations at their direction. I am committed to advancing this work so together, we can make a difference, continue to press for fairness and equity, and ensure our priorities are reflected nationally."
Regional Chief Adamek is a proud citizen of Kluane First Nation. She will be sworn in as AFN Yukon Regional Chief on June 28, 2018 at the first AFN Yukon First Nations Annual Summit being held on Na-Cho Nyak Dun Traditional Territory.
The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.
SOURCE Assembly of First Nations
For further information: Jamie Monastyrski, Press Secretary - National Chief's Office, 613-241-6789 ext 116, 343-540-6179 (cell), [email protected]; Jenna Young Castro, AFN Communications Officer, 613-241-6789 ext 201, 613-314-8157 (cell), [email protected]; Monica Poirier, Bilingual Communications Officer, Assembly of First Nations, 613-241-6789 ext. 382, 613-292-0857, [email protected]