Assembly of First Nations Commends Stanley Barkman on Walk from Sioux Lookout to Fort McMurray to Support Fire Evacuees

OTTAWA, June 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today commended Stanley Barkman from Sachigo Lake First Nation, ON for his walk from Sioux Lookout, ON to Fort McMurray, AB to raise money for evacuees affected by the fire.

"On behalf of the AFN National Executive, I commend Stanley Barkman for his dedication, compassion and initiative in supporting those affected by the fire situation in Alberta," said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. "I lift him up and fully support Mr. Barkman's efforts to bring badly needed support and attention to those in need."

Stanley Barkman is walking 2,080 kilometers from Sioux Lookout (ON) to Fort McMurray (AB). For more information on his efforts, including donation information, please visit:

The Assembly of First Nation is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada.  Follow #AFN on Twitter @AFN_Comms, @AFN_Updates.


SOURCE Assembly of First Nations

For further information: Alain Garon, AFN Bilingual Communications Officer, 613-241-6789, ext 382; 613-292-0857 or

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