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AFN National Chief Statement on Situation in Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick (2:15 EST)


October 17, 2013
(2:15 EST)

“Myself and the Assembly of First Nations national office in Ottawa are making every effort to stay on top of the situation in Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick and we are in touch with our Regional Chief, his office and other contacts in the region. The situation is clearly fluid and at this point we are calling for calm on all sides. We strongly remind the RCMP that, as in the time of Treaty, their role is not to take sides in disputes but to maintain peace.The safety and security of our citizens and all parties is our foremost concern at this time.”

National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo
Assembly of First Nations

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Contact information:

Jenna Young AFN Communications Officer 613-241-6789, ext 401; 613-314-8157 or

Alain Garon AFN Bilingual Communications Officer 613-241-6789, ext 382; 613-292-0857 or

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