AFN Regional Chief Augustine kicks off countdown to 2013 Fisherman Pow wow
The 2013 Fisherman Pow, to celebrate the spirit of Peace and Friendship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal fisherman, June 30 - July 1, in beautiful Miarmichi.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - AFN Regional Chief Augustine kicks off countdown to 2013 Fisherman Pow wow
“Count-down to the 2013 Fisherman’s Pow wow in Miramichi begins.”FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMONCTON - Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Roger Augustine invited Maritimers to Miramichi June30th - July 1st for the second annual Fishermans Pow wow, in the spirit of Peace and Friendship.Hosted by the Assembly of First Nations, the event was conceived of by the Regional Chief as a way to healwounds caused by the violence between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal fisherman in October 1999."Although violent confrontations occurred on many different waterways in New Brunswick, there were agreat many more that occurred on the Miramichi River. And yet last year, when Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal fishermen met on those same waters, they did so in the spirit of partnership and celebration" saidRegional Chief Roger Augustine.Event organizers were very pleased with the show of support that came from the residents of Miramichi, aswell as all of the New Brunswickers who travelled to the city to take part in the festivities."Last year the Fishermans Pow wow was an overwhelming success. Over 1200 New Brunswickers came outto the event, and were hoping even more people will come and celebrate with us this year.” said MaritimeFishermans Union Executive Secretary Christian Brun.Chief Augustine concluded: "The first Fishermans Pow wow marked an important step forward in therelationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal fisherman in New Brunswick. This one, and every oneafter serves to strengthen that partnership."There will be a press conference at 10:00 AM Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Delta Beausejour, Moncton, NBto announce this year’s event.-30 -Media contact: Communications Adviser Mike Girard, (506)999-6431,Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org