The Canadian Press

2000-07-12 | First-Nations-Coon-Come

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Matthew Coon Come pulled off a big upset to become the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Coon Come forced incumbent Phil Fontaine to concede after the second ballot of voting in Ottawa. Observers suggested the 44-year-old longtime chief of the Cree in Quebec would likely be more aggressive in his dealings with the federal government and he hinted at that during his acceptance speech.

Date: 2000-07-12
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I do respect the rule of law under rule of law this land is ours >>

Clip ID: 20000712CPCN002