Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo to Participate in Free The Children's We Day

OTTAWA, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo will take part in Free The Children's "We Day" Event in Kitchener, Ontario tomorrow.

DATE:             Thursday February 17, 2011 
LOCATION:            Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
          9:30 a.m. Event starts
10:50 a.m. National Chief Atleo speaks

National Chief Atleo will be speaking at the event along with other distinguished individuals such as former US Vice President Al Gore and Reverend Jesse Jackson.  The National Chief will speak about the importance of First Nation education, youth leadership and the connection between the two.

First Nation leadership across Canada have made education a key priority in achieving the full potential of First Nation citizens. As the fastest and largest growing demographic in Canada, First Nation youth play a key role in building a better future for themselves, their communities and the country.

We Day events celebrate the power of young people to create systemic change locally and globally.  Youth from across North America will gather tomorrow in Kitchener to discover common passions, successes and challenges.   

Founded in 1995 by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children is the world's largest network of children helping children through education.  We Day Kitchener is presented in partnership with Research in Motion. 

The Assembly of First Nation is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada.


For further information:

Don Kelly, AFN A/Communications Director (613) 241-6789 (334) or
Jenna Young, AFN Communications Officer (613) 241-6789 (401) or
Alain Garon, AFN Bilingual Communications Officer (613) 241-6789 (382) or

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