/R E P E A T -- Media invitation - No Ambulance Services for more than 2,500 Atikamekw of Manawan/

MONTREAL, Sept. 20, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Media are invited to a press conference organized by the Council of the Atikamekw of Manawan, the Atikamekw Nation Council and the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL).



Wednesday September 21, 2016


11 :00 AM


Delta Hotel (475 Président-Kennedy, Montréal, QC)



Chief Jean-Roch Ottawa of the Council of the Atikamekw of Manawan, the Grand Chief of the Atikamekw Nation Constant Awashish and the Chief of the AFNQL Ghislain Picard will speak on the lack of ambulance services in the Atikamekw community of Manawan located in the Lanaudière region. This situation puts at risk the health and the safety of more than 2,500 community residents. The recent and tragic drowning of an 8-year-old girl brings back to the forefront an longstanding issue. The speakers will denounce the current situation which infringes on the right to equality and violates the Canadian Charter of rights and freedoms and the Charter of rights and freedoms of Quebec. They will address the two other levels of Government and the general population.


SOURCE Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador

For further information: Council of the Atikamekw of Manawan, Suzanne Bourdon, (514) 923-2315, sbourdon@cgocable.ca; Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw (CNA), Jimmy Néashit, (819) 523-6153 poste 118, jneashit@atikamekwsipi.com; Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), Mélanie Vincent, (418) 580-4442, vincentmelaniemv@gmail.com


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