PR Associates wins media relations account for Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association' 16th annual Convention

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - Mr. Robert Simpson, president of PR Associates
announced today the company has been awarded the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals
Association (CAMA) media relations account for the 16th annual conference. The
conference will be held from November 2-4, 2008, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
"We are very excited to work with the PR Associates team again this year,"
says Hans Matthews, CAMA president. "Their track record of providing effective
and comprehensive communications and media relations, coupled with their media
and industry contacts made them a natural fit with CAMA."
    Some of the world's largest mining companies will be represented at CAMA
2008, including Cameco Corporation, Xstrata Nickel and Goldcorp Inc. A number
of First Nation leaders will also attend, including Phil Fontaine, National
Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and Chief Tammy Cook-Searson of the
Lac La Ronge Indian Band. Chief Fontaine will open the conference, sharing his
thoughts on the future of revenue sharing and the environmental impacts of
large scale mining. Investment and financial expert Eric Sprott, Chairman,
Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager of Sprott Asset Management, will
discuss the recent commodities boom and the global economic forecast.
    "The calibre of speakers and delegates scheduled to attend this year's
conference is impressive," says Hans Matthews, president of CAMA. "CAMA
strives to be a leader in bringing together First Nations, with their own
expertise and experience, and Industry, who bring economic development, so
both can build common understanding and identify joint opportunities."
    During the convention PR Associates will be posting a daily blog at and will act as the primary contact for the
media during the CAMA Convention.

    About PR Associates

    PR Associates is a full-service public relations firm with practices in
the areas of media relations, Aboriginal Affairs and corporate communication.
Based in Vancouver the firm works with resource sector clients to develop and
manage their relationships with the media, local stakeholders, First Nations
and the media. For more information on PR Associates please visit

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