Media Advisory - HST, Child Welfare Law topics at Assembly

UOI OFFICES, NIPISSING FN, ON, June 7 /CNW/ - Anishinabek Nation leaders will be meeting in Fort William First Nation for the Annual Grand Council Assembly June 8-10, 2010.

"This is the major opportunity each year for our Chiefs to provide face-to-face input on our political priorities," said Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee. "We will be discussing in depth our action plans for this summer in the event our point-of-sale exemptions are not honoured if Canada and Ontario implement the Harmonized Sales Tax July 1."

This forum is where the topics of HST, Anishinabek Nation Child Welfare Law, Bill C-3, Health, our economic blueprint, Forestry Framework Agreement, and energy will be discussed.

    WHAT:  Grand Council Assembly of the Anishinabek Nation
    WHO:   Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee, Deputy Grand Council Chief
           Glen Hare, Chiefs, Councillors, Citizens of 40 member First
    WHERE: Mount McKay - Fort William First Nation
    WHEN:  June 8-10, 2010, 9 AM

The Grand Council Assembly will be webcast starting at 9 AM on Tuesday, June 8 at

The Anishinabek Nation established the Union of Ontario Indians as its secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 40 member communities across Ontario, representing approximately 55,000 people. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact.

SOURCE Anishinabek Nation

For further information: For further information: Marci Becking, Communications Officer, Union of Ontario Indians, Phone: (705) 497-9127 (ext. 2290), Cell: (705) 494-0735, E-mail:, - add Anishinabek Nation as a "friend"

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