Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Present Priorities for Federal Election

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Present Priorities for Federal Election

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2015463 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde
to Present Priorities for Federal Election

NationTalk Live Stream – 1 PM EST – September 2nd, 2015 – www.NationTalk.ca/afn2015

August 31, 2015

(Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will present his vision for closing the gap in quality of life between First Nations people and non-Indigenous Canadians at a press conference this week where he will outline the AFN’s priorities for the upcoming federal election.

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Wednesday September 2, 2015
1:00 p.m. ET  
National Press Theatre
150 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON

National Chief Bellegarde will speak to the gap in quality of life experienced by First Nations and Canadians and the priorities for action to close the gap. The AFN will publicly release its document ‘Closing the Gap: Federal Election Priorities for First Nations and Canada’ which seeks specific commitments from all parties.

The AFN continues efforts to ensure all parties understand that First Nations priorities are Canada’s priorities and must be addressed.

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Comms, @AFN_Updates.

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For more information please contact:

Jenna Young Castro, AFN Communications Officer (613) 241-6789 ext 401 or (613) 314-8157 or [email protected]

Alain Garon, AFN Bilingual Communications Officer, 613-241-6789, ext. 382;
613-292-0857 or [email protected]

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