AFN Open Forum on 2015 Federal Election to increase momentum for focus on First Nations priorities: Federal party leaders invited to engage with First Nations

OTTAWA, Oct. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is convening an Open Forum on First Nations and the 2015 Federal Election on October 7, 2015 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort in Enoch, Alberta.  The Forum will focus discussion on First Nations priorities and ensure all federal parties are aware of the First Nations agenda.

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde will speak to the importance of First Nations priorities and the First Nations vote in the 2015 federal election.  The Forum will feature presentations and discussions with special invited guests and participants, and a strategic session on maintaining momentum throughout and beyond the federal election.  All federal party leaders have been invited to the Open Forum to engage with First Nations and confirmations will be announced as they are received.

DATE:

Wednesday October 7, 2015

TIME:

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

LOCATION: 

Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort


300 East Lapotac Boulevard, Enoch, Alberta

 

This Forum is open to all citizens and will increase momentum for focus on First Nations priorities during the federal election.  The Open Forum is an opportunity to learn, discuss and engage on issues related to the 2015 federal election.

The Open Forum on First Nations and the 2015 Federal Election will be webcast on the AFN website at www.afn.ca.  Media are not required to register. 

For the current agenda and information on the Open Forum on First Nations and the 2015 Federal Election please visit:  http://www.afn.ca/index.php/en/news-media/latest-news/afn-open-forum-on-first-nations-and-the-2015-federal-election

Media do not need to register in advance but will need to provide identification onsite.

For more information on First Nation priorities for the upcoming federal election and on Closing the Gap in quality of life between First Nations people and Canadians please visit: http://www.afn.ca/uploads/files/closing-the-gap.pdf


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

SOURCE Assembly of First Nations

For further information: please contact: Don Kelly, AFN Communications Director 613-292-2787 or dkelly@afn.ca; Alain Garon, AFN Bilingual Communications Officer, 613-241-6789, ext. 382; 613-292-0857 or agaron@afn.ca; Jenna Young Castro, AFN Communications Officer (613) 241-6789 ext 401 or (613) 314-8157 or jyoung@afn.ca


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