July 14, 2015
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde will join other national Aboriginal leaders at a meeting with Premiers and Territorial Leaders in advance of the Council of Federation meeting taking place this week in Newfoundland.
Wednesday July 15, 2015
1:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time)
Hotel North Two, Conference Rm 5
382 Hamilton River Road Happy Valley – Goose Bay, NL
The leaders will meet in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Wednesday to discuss ongoing priorities and requirements to close the gap between Indigenous peoples and other Canadians.
National Chief Bellegarde will point to the urgent need to advance action in partnership with First Nations in priority areas, including energy and the economy, education, revitalization of Indigenous languages, ending violence against Indigenous women and girls and the overrepresentation of First Nations children in the child welfare system.
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