Media Advisory - Building the First Nations Economy - National Chief Shawn
A-in-chut Atleo at the Toronto Board of Trade

TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, January 19, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo will address Toronto's business community. The event marks Chief Atleo's first address in Toronto and the first time any AFN National Chief has spoken to the Toronto Board of Trade. National Chief Atleo will discuss:

    -  The First Nations vision of economic self-sufficiency, business
       partnerships and the importance of education
    -  The need for indigenous people to take a leadership role in balancing
       development opportunities and environmental conservations, and
    -  Why economic issues facing First Nations impact all Canadians

The Toronto Board of Trade and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business last year announced a partnership giving select CCAB members access to the Board of Trade's facilities in the heart of Toronto's financial district.

    Date:  Tuesday, January 19, 2010
    Time:  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    Place: Toronto Board of Trade - 4th floor, First Canadian Place,
           77 Adelaide St. W. entrance

NOTE FOR MEDIA: Event is open to all accredited media. Media registration will take place on-site. Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. for registration and set up. National Chief Atleo will speak at 8:00 a.m.

Brief media availability will follow after the event.


For further information: For further information: Christina Salvino, Toronto Board of Trade, (416) 862-4513,; Alain Garon, AFN, (418) 956-5720,; Chris Allicock, Amberlight Productions, (416) 319-8003,

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