Families, Public Gather For Peoples’ Gathering On Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls

MEDIA ADVISORY: 

Ottawa, ON - February 24, 2015: Indigenous organizations, together with Carleton University, will host a Peoples’ Gathering this week in coordination with the National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  

 

DATE:
Friday February 27, 2015
 

TIME:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:
Carleton University, Residence Commons, Rooms 270 - 274
Ottawa, ON

 

The Peoples’ Gathering will encourage facilitated dialogue on solutions and recommendations to end violence against Indigenous women and girls.  Hosted by Carleton University, this public event is in response to the great interest from citizens and all sectors to work together to end violence against Indigenous women and girls and to support next steps from the National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

The Peoples’ Gathering will be webcast for those unable to attend in person via www.afn.ca 

The National Roundtable, taking place on the same day as the Peoples’ Gathering, is a working meeting among families, Indigenous leaders, Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments to coordinate action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls. 

A closed gathering of family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will also be held in Ottawa, Ontario on February 26, 2015.  This Family Gathering puts families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls first, enables real dialogue and sharing between families on solutions to end violence and supports a space for families to develop a presentation to the National Roundtable.

 

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Contacts: 

Beth Gorham, Manager of Public Affairs, Carleton University, 613-608-0544 mobile or Beth.Gorham@carleton.ca

Don Kelly, Communications Director, Assembly of First Nations, 613-241-6789 ext 200 or 613-292-2787 mobile or dkelly@afn.ca

Noreen Fagan, Communications Coordinator, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples 613-608-8498 mobile or n.fagan@abo-peoples.org

Patricia D'Souza, Senior Communications Officer, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, 613-292-4482 mobile or dsouza@itk.ca

Claudette Dumont-Smith, Executive Director, Native Women's Association of Canada, 613-722-3033 ext. 223 or cdumontsmith@nwac.ca

Assembly of First Nations