WENDAKE, QC, Dec. 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) would like to extend their congratulations and express their support to newly elected National Chief Perry Bellegarde, a man of experience who will know how to face the numerous challenges impacting our Peoples and the national organization.
The First Nations Chiefs of Canada, gathered this week in Winnipeg for their Special Chiefs Assembly, demonstrated a clear willingness to move forward, to rebuild their national organization and to count on their own strengths, and that of their elders, women and youth to do so. The AFNQL will work hand in hand with all First Nations across the country in a spirit of unity and respect for diversity.
As of today, Ghislain Picard resumes his functions as AFNQL Regional Chief. The Innu Nation Chiefs have expressed, through Chief Jean-Charles Piétacho, their pride for supporting one of theirs as one of the National Chief Candidates and they also expressed their satisfaction to have a man of Ghislain Picard's stature resuming his political mandate with the First Nations of Quebec-Labrador.
The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador is the political organization of 43 Chiefs of the First Nations in Quebec and Labrador. www.apnql-afnql.com
SOURCE: Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
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