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Annick Tremblay

Hello, My name is Annick Tremblay and I am from the Innu...

Porte-parole / Spokesperson Réseau jeunesse des Premières Nations / First Nations Youth Network - First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Youth Network Spokesperson

Porte-parole / Spokesperson Réseau jeunesse des Premières Nations / First Nations Youth Network

Roles of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Youth Network spokespersons and substitutes

Background

Two spokespersons, namely Caitlin Tolley from Kitigan Zibi and Stacy Bossum from Mashteuiatsh, were selected in 2009 by a committee formed by the AFNQL for a mandate of two years, from July 2009 to August 2011. Following the 1st First Nations Youth Forum that was held in August 2011, two spokespersons where elected (Caitlin Tolley – Kitigan Zibi and Langis Fortin – Matimekush / Lac-John) and two substitutes (Suzie O’Bomsawin – Odanak and Tommy Awashish – Wemotaci). Following a resignation, Mister Real Junior Leblanc (Uashat mak Mani-Utenam) was elected during the 2nd First Nations Youth Forum (August 2012). During the 3rd Youth Forum (August 2013) two spokesperson (Suzie O’Bomsawin – Odanak and Steven Gros-Louis Germain – Wendake) as well as two substitutes (Mélodie Jourdain-Michel – Uashat mak Mani-Utenam and Sipi Flamand – Manawan) were elected. Their mandate will end in August, 2015.Since the 4th forum, Shotehra Rice Kahnawake became the spokesman male interim following the departure of Wayne McDougall Pikogan In terms of female spokesperson , Melody Jordan Michael Uashat mak Mani- Utenam occupies this position and Jennifer O'Bomsawin is the substitute.

Six roles where identified for the spokespersons and substitutes who were elected for a two year mandate (August 2013 to August 2015):

1 - Act as the spokepersons (ambassador) of the First Nations Youth Network (FNYN);

2 - Sit at the National Youth Council of the Assembly of the First Nations (AFN);

3 - Participate in the Chiefs Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL);

4 - Participate in the planning committee and the activities of the First Nations Youth Forum (3rd edition in 2013);

5 - Support the regional youth coordinator of the AFNQL in different initiatives;

6 - Encourage community involvement among the First Nations Youth.

IMPORTANT - The spokesperson must produce a written report for each meeting (local-regional-provincial-national-international) in which he/she assists on behalf of the First Nations Youth Network.

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