Media Advisory - National Chief to visit jailed KI leadership

    THUNDER BAY, ON, March 20 /CNW/ - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief
Stan Beardy and Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will welcome Assembly of
First Nations (AFN) National Chief Phil Fontaine during a visit with KI
leaders at both correctional facilities in Thunder Bay tomorrow.
    The First Nation leaders will address supporters and will be available to
media following a visit with KI council member Cecilia Begg at the District

    DATE:        Friday March 21, 2008

    TIME:        2:00 p.m.

    LOCATION:    Thunder Bay District Jail
                 285 McDougall Street

    The group will also visit KI Chief Donny Morris, Deputy Chief Jack McKay,
Sam McKay, Bruce Sakakeep, and Darryl Sainnawap at Thunder Bay Correctional
Facility Friday.
    The KI leaders were sentenced to six months in jail Monday for a December
2007 civil contempt of court conviction where the group failed to obey a court
order allowing junior mining exploration Platinex Inc. to access KI
traditional territory.

    The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing
First Nations citizens in Canada.

    Nishnawbe Aski Nation is a political territorial organization
representing 49 First Nation communities within James Bay Treaty 9 and the
Ontario portions of Treaty 5. KI is a signatory to Treaty 9 (1929).

For further information:

For further information: Jenna Young, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Director of
Communications, (807) 625-4952 or (807) 628-3953 mobile; Marsha Smoke,
Assembly of First Nations, (613) 761-2010

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