Congratulations Carey Price and Team Canada!

For Immediate Release
January 5, 2007

Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver — “On behalf of the member communities of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs we would like to extend our congratulations to Team Canada on its third consecutive victory at the World Junior Championship in Leksand, Sweden,” said Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

Grand Chief Phillip continued, “In particular, we would like to congratulate Carey Price on his well-deserved recognition as the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament, his selection to the All-star Team and as IIHF Best Player Award as Goalie. We share the great pride of Ulkatcho First Nation in Price's achievements. Based on his awesome performance, Price has become one of Canada's leading Aboriginal role models for our youth. Price has ably demonstrated hard work, focus and full commitment are the essential elements of achieving one's dreams. Undoubtedly, the incredible level of support he received from his parents played a significant role in his success.”

“Like many fans, we will watch Price in the years to come and we wish him well,” concluded Grand Chief Phillip.

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For more information:
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip
(604) 684-0231

UBCIC is a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.