April 10, 2017, Edmonton, AB: Chief Rupert Meneen, Tallcree Tribal Government and Grand Chief of Treaty 8 First Nations (Alberta) and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief (Alberta), Craig Makinaw, are inviting media and others to the official launch of the 2017 National Gathering of Elders.
The Gathering will be held in Edmonton, Alberta in the fall of 2017, and will mark the first time in Canada’s history that elders and seniors from every region and Indigenous group will come together in the spirit of friendship and reconciliation.
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
16615 -109 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
April 12, 2017
Speakers include: Grand Chief Rupert Meneen, AFN Regional Chief Craig Makinaw, Metis Settlements General Council President Gerald Cunningham, Metis Nation of Alberta Elders Advisory Council member, and the Honourable Richard Feehan, Minister of Indigenous Relations. Lunch will be served immediately following.
The 2017 National Gathering of Elders is the vision of Chief Rupert Meneen, Tallcree Tribal Government and Grand Chief of Treaty 8 First Nations (Alberta), and is the culmination of months of planning, spearheaded by a National Gathering of Elders Advisory Council and a core group of organizers from First Nations, Metis and Inuit groups.