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    FROM: CANADA NEWS WIRE TELBEC WEBSITE
    _http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/June2006/16/c7003.html_
    (http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archiv.../16/c7003.html)
    Attention News Editors:
    United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigeneous Peoples : The AFNQL
    is asking Premier Charest to put pressure on the Governement of Canada
    WENDAKE, QC, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The Draft United Nations Declaration

    on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples takes on a fundamental importance for the

    First Nations of Quebec. Within the scope of an AFNQL Chiefs' Assembly, a

    resolution of support was unanimously adopted on June 15 2006 by the Chiefs of

    Quebec.

    "After twenty years of work on this Declaration, it is no longer

    acceptable to prevaricate, to look for pretexts, and postpone. The Government

    of Canada must unequivocally show its commitment towards the Indigenous

    Peoples and support the draft Declaration", insisted the Regional Chief,

    Ghislain Picard.

    The AFNQL believes that it is in the interest of the Canadian Government

    to follow the recommendation of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs,

    which approved a motion on June 7 2006, asking the Government of Canada to

    support the adoption of the Draft Declaration of the United Nations.

    In 1985, the Quebec National Assembly adopted by resolution the formal

    recognition of Aboriginal Nations. It is now up to the Government of Quebec to

    show avant-gardism and insist for the Government of Canada to go forward with

    the United Nations Declaration. In essence, this is what the resolution of the

    AFNQL is asking the Charest government.

    The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador is the regional

    organization representing the Chiefs of the First Nations of Quebec and

    Labrador.

    For further information: Alain Garon, Information and communication

    officer, AFNQL, (418) 842-5020, Cell. : (418) 956-5720

    ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS OF QUEBEC AND LABRADOR - More on this organization
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