OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today congratulated the new AFN Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras, elected in Enoch First Nation on February 22, 2018.
"I congratulate AFN Alberta Regional Chief Poitras on behalf of the entire AFN Executive Committee," said National Chief Perry Bellegarde. "I look forward to working with Regional Chief Poitras, who is a strong advocate for First Nations rights and Treaty rights. Mrs. Poitras has spent most of her career working with First Nations and the broader Indigenous community across Canada and internationally. We look forward to her important contributions as a member of the AFN Executive Committee."
Regional Chief Poitras is a member of the Mikisew Cree First Nation in Treaty 8 territory. She was recently reappointed to the First Nations Women's Council on Economic Security, an Advisory Group to the Government of Alberta. She is also a recipient of the 2015 Alberta Aboriginal Role Model Humanitarian Award.
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SOURCE Assembly of First Nations
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