The AFNQL congratulates the newly elected Regional Chief for Ontario, Isadore Day

WENDAKE, QC, June 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chief of the AFNQL, Ghislain Picard, would like, on behalf of the Chiefs of the First Nations in Quebec and Labrador, convey its sincere congratulations to Chief Isadore Day, elected as Regional Chief yesterday by the First Nations leadership in Ontario.

Prior to his election, Chief Isadore Day represented the Serpent River First Nation. Chief Isadore Day is a strong advocate of First Nation peoples. He is known for his commitment to a fair leadership and determination to make our economies sustainable for the next generations. He is a hereditary treaty chief with lineage to Shingwauk and Wiindawtegowinini. "The arrival of Chief Isadore Day within the National Executive certainly represents an important asset to our collective approach. I want to welcome him and offer him my commitment and cooperation during his term", declared Chief Picard, on the news of Chief Day's election.

The AFNQL Chief took the opportunity to recognize and thank the outgoing Regional Chief, Stan Beardy, member of the Muskrat Dam Lake First Nation, for his many years of service to First Nations as a regional leader but also as Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Council in Ontario. "I have never doubted the deep belief of Chief Beardy, amply reflected in the exercise of his mandate as a regional leader. I feel privileged to have worked with him over the past three years. I want to wish him the best of success in what he wishes to undertake for the future", added Chief Picard.

About the AFNQL
The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec-Labrador is the political organization regrouping 43 Chiefs of the First Nations in Quebec and Labrador


SOURCE Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador

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