November 27, 2012
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today offers congratulations to Jody Wilson-Raybould, re-elected to the AFN national executive to represent British Columbia region.
“I look forward to the continued leadership and contributions of Regional Chief Wilson-Raybould in a number of priority areas, particularly her work in supporting and advocating for the protection of First Nation title and rights, specifically in strengthening First Nation governments and nation building and re-building,” said AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo. “I commend Regional Chief Wilson-Raybould’s commitment to achieving a better life for First Nations based on rights and responsibilities, language, traditions and ceremony.”
Jody Wilson-Raybould (Puglaas) was re-elected today in Vancouver during BCAFN’s 9th Special Chiefs Assembly and Annual General Assembly. A member of We Wai Kai Nation, she is a descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples, who are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw, also known as the Kwak’wala speaking peoples. Regional Chief Wilson-Raybould will continue her role as BC Regional Chief at next week’s national Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau, Quebec December 4-6, 2012.
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