VANCOUVER – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of NAN Chiefs and the Executive Council, congratulates Perry Bellegarde on his re-election as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territory today:
“On behalf of NAN I am pleased to congratulate Perry Bellegarde on his re-election as National Chief. He is a strong advocate for First Nations with our federal Treaty partner and has supported our leaders and communities in times of need throughout his first term. National Chief has received a solid mandate, and we look forward to working with him and the Assembly of First Nations to advance the interests of our Nations at the federal level. I also acknowledge all of the candidates for their dedication to advancing the interests of First Nations and for issues they have raised during this campaign.”
National Chief Bellegarde was re-elected during the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly held July 24-26 in Vancouver.
NAN will invite him to address Chiefs and Assembly at the XXXVII Keewaywin Conference on August 14–16 in Chapleau Cree First Nation.