Coverage of the New AFN Chief

August 11, 2009

atleovideo_139021gm-kThe Assembly of First Nations (AFN) elected a new Chief at the end of July. Mr. Shawn Atleo, a hereditary chief of Ahousaht First Nation, is the new, and youngest (42), AFN Chief. He identified the importance of treaty rights, continued dialogue about the legacy of the residential schools, and Aboriginal youth and education issues as primary concerns. Check out the local and national coverage:

The Globe and Mail – Alteo Elected New AFN Chief

CBC – Aboriginal Issues (includes video)

Brantford Expositor – New AFN Chief Reason For Optimism

Montreal Gazette – New AFN Chief Must Reform Organization

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