CAW Supports National Day of Reconciliation for Canada's First Nations

June 2, 2009, 2:23 PM EST


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CAW National Skilled Trades Director Colin Heslop will join Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine and other student, church and NGO representatives at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday to announce details for National Day of Reconciliation events to be held across the country on June 11.

Press Conference to Outline National Day of Reconciliation events
Wednesday June 3, 2009 - 11:00 a.m. EST

Where:  Assembly of First Nations Offices
473 Albert Street, 11th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario

The National Day of Reconciliation marks the first anniversary of the Prime Minister's Historic Apology to Residential School Survivors.

In 2007 the CAW and AFN launched a series of joint community building projects as part of the national Make Poverty History for First Nations campaign. CAW skilled trades volunteers helped refurbish the children's learning room in the Toronto Native Friendship Centre and are rebuilding 57 water wells for the Little Salmon/Carmacks community in the Yukon. 

Hundreds of CAW activists are expected to attend the National Day of Reconciliation ceremony on Parliament Hill on June 11.

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