Media Advisory - Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly, December
8 - 10, 2009

OTTAWA, Dec. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The Assembly of First Nations, the national political organization representing First Nations in Canada, will convene a Special Chiefs Assembly at the Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario December 8-10, 2009. The theme for this year's Assembly will be First Nations Crown Relations.

    Highlights will include:

    December 8
    -  10:00 a.m.  National Chief Shawn Atleo's opening Address:  "It's Our
       Time to Fulfill our Rightful place as Indigenous Nations" which will
       include a report on his first months in office and a forward-looking
       plan of action.

    -  12:30 pm -12:50 pm. Media availability with National Chief Shawn
       Atleo, Nova Scotia Room

The agenda for the Special Chiefs Assembly is subject to change, but most recent versions are available on the AFN website at

Media can register onsite. There is no fee for media to observe the Assembly but media accreditation will be required for registration.

SOURCE Assembly of First Nations

For further information: For further information: Karyn Pugliese, Acting Director of Communications, (613) 241-6789 ext 210 or (613) 292-1877 or

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