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Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on the Re-election of Shawn Atleo as Assembly of First Nations’ National Chief

Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on the Re-election of Shawn Atleo as Assembly of First Nations’ National Chief

Posted on July 18, 2012

GLOVERTOWN, NL— Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the election results for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN):

“On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary caucus, I extend our heartfelt congratulations to Shawn A-in-chut Atleo on his re-election as AFN National Chief.

We look forward to continuing our work with the AFN to improve the lives of First Nations people through collaboration, respect for legal, historical and Treaty rights, and through fully implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Liberal Party of Canada will continue to be a steadfast partner in building strong, healthy First Nations communities.”

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