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Smith statement on the election of Perry Bellegarde as the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

EDMONTON, AB (December 10, 2014): Today, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith released the follow statement on the election of Perry Bellegarde as the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

“I would like to offer my congratulations to new National Chief Bellegarde and the entire Assembly of First Nations.

“This election is a united vote giving National Chief Bellegarde a strong mandate to provide leadership and raise the issues of primary concern to our diverse First Nations communities across all levels of government and jurisdictions in our country.

“It is our position that Alberta must take a leading role in working with our First Nation communities, and today marks a renewed sense of optimism in building those relationships.

“In the coming days, I wish National Chief Bellegarde the very best in beginning the work that is before him.”