Press convocation - First Nations education: The Governor General called upon
by a First Nations delegation of chiefs, educators, parents and children

QUEBEC, Dec. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) convenes the media to a gathering which will be held on December 9, at 11 a.m., in front of the official residence of the Governor General, at Rideau Hall, Ottawa.

On this occasion, a delegation made up of Chiefs, educators, parents and children from First Nations will gather to deliver a message to Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean. The Chiefs will also provide documentation on the situation of First Nations education in order to request her intervention with the federal government which, through its incompetence, is seriously compromising the future of First Nations children.

    Press briefing by Native Chiefs on the mismanagement of First Nations
                             education in Canada
     -Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec
                                 and Labrador
                 -Steeve Mathias, Chief of Winneway (Quebec)
             -Gilbert Whiteduck, Chief of Kitigan Zibi (Quebec)
               -Anne Archambault, Grand Chief of Viger (Quebec)
       -Lise Bastien, Director General of the First Nations Education

                         Wednesday, December 9, 2009

                                   11 a.m.

                               1 Sussex Drive
                               Ottawa, Ontario

SOURCE First Nations Education Council

For further information: For further information: Éric Cardinal, 1-877-638-5159, (514) 258-2315,

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