Media Advisory - Change in store for the Assembly of First Nations

    OTTAWA, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Change is coming to the Assembly of First
Nations. A major announcement about a new AFN that will champion the right of
First Nations to determine their own citizenship, represent the interests of
all First Nations citizens - wherever they live - and focus on economic
prosperity for all its constituents.

    WHO:    Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief John Beaucage

    WHERE:  National Press Theatre
            150 Wellington Street, Ottawa

    WHEN:   Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 11:00 A.M.

    The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is the National organization
representing First Nations in Canada. There are over 630 First Nation
communities in Canada. The elected Chiefs from each First Nation will cast
their vote to elect the National Chief in Calgary, Alberta on July 22, 2009.

    Grand Council Chief Beaucage is the leader of the 42-member First Nations
of the Anishinabek Nation, representing one of the largest First Nations
constituencies in Canada. Beaucage was first elected as Grand Council Chief in
2004 then re-elected in 2006 by acclamation, a rare occurrence in the history
of one of Canada's oldest political organizations.

For further information:

For further information: Marci Becking, Communications Officer, Union of
Ontario Indians,, (705) 497-9127 (Ext. 2290); Bob
Goulais, Chief of Staff & Executive Assistant to the Grand Council Chief,
Cell: (705) 498-5250,

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