Assembly of First Nations Statement on Standing Rock

OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) issued the following statement today regarding the situation in the traditional territory of the Standing Rock Sioux and the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation:

"The Assembly of First Nations and full AFN Executive, including all Regional Chiefs and the Chairs of the Elders, Women's and Youth Council, stand in solidarity with those at Standing Rock.

The AFN supports our water protectors and the work they are doing, and all those standing with them.‎

We call on the United States government to ensure peace and respect for the water protectors and supporters, and urge the Canadian government to implore the U.S. government and authorities to ensure the safety of all those standing with and supporting Standing Rock.‎"

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.


SOURCE Assembly of First Nations

For further information: Alain Garon, Bilingual Communications Officer, 613-241-6789 ext. 382, 613-292-0857 (cell),; Jenn Jefferys, Communications Officer, 613-222-9656,

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