Media Advisory - First Nations to break language barriers with initiative to increase organ and tissue donation

    THUNDER BAY, ON, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief
Stan Beardy together with Frank Markel, President and CEO of Trillium Gift of
Life Network and Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines,
will launch native language brochures promoting the life-saving benefits of
organ and tissue donation at an event in Thunder Bay tomorrow.

    DATE:     Friday February 27, 2009

    TIME:     10:30 a.m.

    LOCATION: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
              Third Floor
              980 Oliver Road
              Thunder Bay, ON

    A Gift of Life tissue recipient, a dialysis patient awaiting a kidney
transplant, and local health officials and dignitaries are expected to

    Nishnawbe Aski Nation is a political territorial organization
representing 49 First Nation communities within James Bay Treaty 9 and Treaty
5 territory - an area covering two-thirds of the province of Ontario.

For further information:

For further information: Michael Heintzman, Media Relations Officer -
Nishnawbe Aski Nation, (807) 625 4906 or (807) 621-2790 mobile; Carrie Hoto,
Media Relations Advisor - Trillium Gift of Life Network, (416) 735-0099
mobile, (email)

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