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Chief Max Gros-Louis is guest speaker at CESO’s 2008 Annual General Meeting in Quebec City

by NationTalk on August 7, 20083950 Views

From the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO)

Chief Max Gros-Louis is guest speaker at CESO’s 2008 Annual General Meeting in Quebec City

Toronto – August 7, 2008 – Chief Max Gros-Louis, a well-known personality in both the French and Aboriginal communities in Canada, will speak at CESO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Quebec City, on September 13th of the city’s 400th anniversaryThe 76 year-old Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation situated on the edge of Quebec City will share his insights on First Nations development with CESO board members, volunteers, stakeholders, and guests.

Photo Caption: Chief Max Gros-Louis

CESO’s 2008 AGM activities will be held in the evening on Friday, September 12 and during the day on Saturday, September 13 at the Hilton Hotel in Quebec City. To register on-line please visit or call 1-800-268-9052.

Chief Gros-Louis is well-known for his commitments as both the Founder and Manager-Leader of a number of organizations devoted to Native culture and rights. As well, he has received numerous awards and merits. In 1986 Chief Gros-Louis was named Diplomatic Academician for Peace by the World Organization of the Diplomatic Press for his activities and dedication, and in 1989 he received the French Gold Medal for Merit and Dedication for exceptional services rendered to the Human Community. Two years later he was named a Knight of the French National Order for Merit, and in 1992 he was the guest of honour at the celebration in Laflèche, France, of the 350th Anniversary of the departure of the Founders of Montréal to the New World.

From 1964 to 1984, he was Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation. In 1984, he retired from political life, but by 1987 he was back, and in 1994 he was again elected Grand Chief. In 2004, a new election returned him to the helm of the Nation for another four-year mandate.

About CESO:

Founded in 1967, CESO is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that works to build capacity in governance and economic development through the transfer of knowledge and skills by Volunteer Advisers. Working with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal clients in Canada and in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the emerging market economies in Eastern Europe, CESO completes an average of 1,500 assignments per year.

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For more information, contact:

Josie Marchese
Communications Manager
Tel: 416-961-2376 or 1-800-268-9052, extension 253
jmarchese @ (no spaces)

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