AFN Press Release ...
Candidates for upcoming election for the office of National Chief of Assembly of First Nations
OTTAWA, June 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Robert Johnson, the Chief Electoral Officer responsible for the July election for the office of National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations has received nomination papers from the following persons:
According to the AFN Charter an eligible candidate:
The election for the position of National Chief will be held in Vancouver, BC on July 12, 2006 at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Charter states that the first person that gains sixty (60) percent of the votes will be declared winner. There are more than 630 First Nations communities in Canada that are recognized as members of the Assembly of First Nations.
Biographies of the candidates are available. Campaign contacts and phone numbers are:
For Mr. Phil Fontaine:
Contact name: Joe Miskokomon
Office number: 519-264-9298
Cell number: 519-318-9503
Fax number: 519-264-1109
Office address: 3211B St. Joseph Blvd., Ottawa, ON, K1C 1T1
Office Tel: 613-830-4549
Other: Marsha Smoke
Media Contact: Roland Bellerose
For Mr. Bill Wilson:
Contact name: Chief Bill Wilson
Tel number: 604-899-4464
Fax number: 604-899-4417
Office address: Suite 1903, 1666 Pendrell St., Vancouver, BC, V6G 1S9
Other: To be advised
The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.
/For further information: Media contacts: Don Kelly, AFN Communications Director, (613) 241-6789 ext. 320 or cell (613) 292-2787; Ian McLeod, AFN Bilingual Communications Officer, (613) 241-6789 ext. 336 or cell (613) 859-4335/