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First Nation Youth and Leaders Running for Healthy Lifestyles at the 4th Annual IndigenACTION Friendship Run at AFN Annual General Assembly



July 12, 2013

(Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo will join the AFN National Youth Council, Chiefs and other participants, for the 4th Annual IndigenACTION Friendship Run/Walk taking place next week during the AFN Annual General Assembly in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Tuesday July 16, 2013

6:30 p.m.

Rotary Park, Millennium Trail 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon

Co-hosted with Athletics Yukon and sponsored by Tim Hortons with additional support from Nike N7 and Sportslife, the 5km Run/Walk is a fun, recreational event promoting healthy lifestyles.

Launched July 2010, IndigenACTION aims to foster partnerships that will help ensure Indigenous peoples in Canada have every opportunity to enhance their lives and their communities through community fitness, wellness, sport and recreation.  It has helped to grow and build up partnerships with Tim Hortons, Nike N7, Rick Hansen Foundation and Just Move It.  A report released July 2012 by IndigenACTION Ambassador Waneek Horn-Miller outlines the findings of three national roundtable sessions identifying current best practices in Indigenous sport and wellness and areas requiring improvement.

The IndigenACTION Friendship Run/Walk is open to all, registration is available on site.

First Nation leaders from across Canada are gathering in Whitehorse July 16-18, 2013 for the Assembly of First Nations 34th Annual General Assembly.  For a detailed agenda visit

For more information on IndigenACTION visit

The Assembly of First Nation is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada.  Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Comms, @AFN_Updates.  Follow #AFNAGA for all Assembly updates and highlights.


For more information please contact:

Don Kelly, AFN Communications Director 613-292-2787 or [email protected]
Jenna Young, AFN Communications Officer 613-314-8157 or [email protected]
Alain Garon, AFN Bilingual Communications Officer 613-292-0857 or [email protected]