June 09, 2006 09:00 ET

Anishinabek Nation election

Election season for First Nation leaders Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Media Editor, News Editor SAND POINT FN--(CCNMatthews - June 9, 2006) - SAND POINT FN - The next few months mark important election dates for First Nation leaders. A Grand Council Chief will be chosen by leaders of 42 member communities of the Anishinabek Nation during the June 12-14 Annual General Assembly of the Union of Ontario Indians. In July, all 633 First Nation Chiefs from across Canada will be eligible to cast ballots to elect a National Chief at the Assembly of First Nations annual meeting in Vancouver.

Anishinabek Chiefs will gather at Sand Point FN - northeast of Thunder Bay, Ont. - to elect a Grand Council Chief and Deputy Grand Chief.

WHAT: Grand Council of the Anishinabek

WHO: 42 First Nation Chiefs electing a Grand Council Chief and Deputy Grand Chief.

WHERE: Sand Point First Nation, just south of Beardmore, Ontario on Lake Nipigon.

WHEN: Nominations: Monday, June 12, 2006 at 2 p.m.
First Ballot: Thursday, June 13 at 9 a.m.

The Anishinabek Nation incorporated the Union of Ontario Indians as its secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 42 member First Nations across Ontario. The UOI is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact.

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For more information contact:
Maurice Switzer
Director of Communications
E-mail: swimau@anishinabek.ca
(705) 497-9127

Contact Information

  • Maurice Switzer, Director of Communications, Union of Ontario Indians
    Primary Phone: 705-497-9127 ext. 2272
    E-mail: swimau@anishinabek.ca