The Assembly of First Nations has taken the first step in restarting communication with the federal government over the stalled First Nations education bill. Last week Ghislain Picard, regional chief for Québec and Labrador and the Assembly of First Nations’ interim national chief Ghislain Picard sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Calgary Southwest, Alta.), Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt (Madawaska-Restigouche, N.B.), provincial and territorial premiers and the Council of Ministers of Education. In the letter, Mr.