OTTAWA, July 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulated the new Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Arlen Dumas, on being elected today by the Chiefs of Manitoba in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation.
"On behalf of the AFN and my colleagues on the AFN Executive Committee I extend sincere congratulations to Arlen Dumas on assuming the new position as Grand Chief," said AFN National Chief Bellegarde. "The Manitoba Chiefs are always doing tremendous work in creating solutions and new strategies for our people. I know that Grand Chief Arlen Dumas will continue this proud tradition. I look forward to his leadership and the contributions he will make to the First Nations people of Manitoba. I also hold up all those individuals who put their names forward in the best interests of standing up and speaking out for all our citizens and for the future of our children."
"I want to thank former AMC Grand Chief Nepinak for all his work and his strong stand for our rights and our Treaties. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors," added AFN National Chief Bellegarde.
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SOURCE Assembly of First Nations
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