Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs president Stewart Phillip and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Shawn Atleo may have disagreed on whether to stay out of the provincial election. Nevertheless, Grand Chief Phillip, who endorsed the New Democrats, is also backing Mr. Atleo's bid to become the assembly's national chief. According to an invite to the regional chief's campaign launch, Grand Chief Phillip is one of his campaign co-chairs, along with First Nations Summit Task Group member Doug Kelly and British Columbia Assembly of First Nations chief of staff Rhonda Sim. The following is a complete copy of that invite.
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 2:42 PM
Subject: Save the date: May 27th 5pm- Shawn Atleo to launch his official AFN Campaign (Please Post and Circulate)
On behalf of Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Grand Chief Doug Kelly and Rhonda Sim
(the "Atleo '09 Campaign" Co-Chairs)
Please Save the Date:
May 27, 2009 at 5pm