Media Advisory - NAN leadership to gather for Winter Chiefs Assembly

THUNDER BAY, ON, March 29 /CNW/ - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy together with NAN Executive Council members and leadership from NAN First Nation communities will gather this week for the annual NAN Winter Chiefs Assembly. Media are welcome to attend the opening remarks on Tuesday March 29, 2010.

    TIME:        9:10am - opening remarks

    DATES:       Tuesday March 29 - Thursday April 1, 2010

    LOCATION:    Airlane Travel Lodge
                 698 West Arthur Street
                 Thunder Bay, ON

During this three-day event, NAN leadership will gather to discuss key issues effecting NAN communities. Break-out sessions will provide those involved with the opportunity to discuss immediate and long-term priorities, the importance of unity, how to work more closely together as First Nations and where leadership sees NAN and NAN First Nations in five, ten and twenty years from now. NAN leadership will also receive program and project updates from program coordinators to help NAN Chiefs with further direction.

PLEASE NOTE: Portions of the NAN Winter Chiefs Assembly will be closed to media. Please contact Amy Harris for media-related inquiries including interview requests. (contact information below)

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: Amy Harris, Media Relations Officer, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Direct: (807) 625-4906, BB: (807) 252-2806,

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