Media Advisory - Government and Rainy River First Nations' to make important land claim announcement

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Media Advisory - Government and Rainy River First Nations' to make important land claim announcement

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

FORT FRANCES, ON, May 11 - The Honourable Michael Bryant, Ontario Minister Responsible for Native Affairs will join Rainy River First Nations' Chief Albert Hunter to make an important announcement about recent progress in the negotiations of the Rainy River First Nations' land claim this Friday. After the announcement, Minister Bryant will join Chief Hunter and community residents for the Rainy River First Nations' 34th Annual Fish Fry. There will be several photo opportunities. Location: Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung (Manitou Mounds) National Historic Site 55 kilometres west of Fort Frances, Ontario Directions: Drive west on Highway 11 from Fort Frances past Emo; Turn left on Shaw Road (between Barwick and Stratton). Date: Friday, May 14th, 2004 Time: 2:00 p.m. - Opening of "Creation Story" Exhibit at Interpretive Centre 3:00 p.m. - Announcement re: land claim; at Round House 4:00 p.m. - Fish Fry Disponible en fran├žais. www.nativeaffairs.jus.gov.on.caFor further information: Contacts: Sandra D'Ambrosio, Minister's Office, (416) 326-6100; Chief Albert Hunter, Rainy River First Nations, (807) 482-2479; Rosemary Sampson, Ontario Native Affairs Secretariat, Communications Branch, (416) 326-4780, Cell (416) 570-8940