Media Advisory - Attawapiskat evacuation protest

    TORONTO, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - The following is to advise that Attawapiskat
First Nation will be holding a series of press conferences in both Toronto and
Ottawa to bring awareness to critical housing and infrastructure issues
following the emergency evacuation of 90 Attawapiskat First Nation members on
July 25, 2009.

    DATE:   August 18 - Toronto, 10 a.m. at INAC, 25 St. Claire Ave. East;
            August 18 - Toronto, 2 p.m., Queen's Park;
            August 19 - Toronto, 10 a.m., DeBeers, 300-65 Overlea Blvd;
            August 20 - Ottawa, on Parliament Hill, (time to be confirmed)

    WHO:    Chief Theresa Hall, Attawapiskat First Nation
            Deputy Chief Theresa Spence

For further information:

For further information: Penny Jacko-Copenace, Chiefs of Ontario, (416)

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