Media Advisory - CAW Supports National Day of Reconciliation for Canada's First Nations

    TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - CAW National Skilled Trades Director Colin Heslop
will join Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine and other
student, church and NGO representatives at a press conference in Ottawa on
Wednesday to announce details for National Day of Reconciliation events to be
held across the country on June 11.

    Press Conference to Outline National Day of Reconciliation events
    Wednesday June 3, 2009 - 11:00 a.m. EST

    Where: Assembly of First Nations Offices
           473 Albert Street, 11th Floor
           Ottawa, Ontario

    The National Day of Reconciliation marks the first anniversary of the
Prime Minister's Historic Apology to Residential School Survivors.
    In 2007 the CAW and AFN launched a series of joint community building
projects as part of the national Make Poverty History for First Nations
campaign. CAW skilled trades volunteers helped refurbish the children's
learning room in the Toronto Native Friendship Centre and are rebuilding 57
water wells for the Little Salmon/Carmacks community in the Yukon.
    Hundreds of CAW activists are expected to attend the National Day of
Reconciliation ceremony on Parliament Hill on June 11.

For further information:

For further information: Terry Farrell, CAW Skilled Trades Co-Ordinator,
(cell) (416) 662-0112; or Angelo DiCaro, CAW Communications, (cell) (416)

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