Media advisory - Aboriginal workers to gather in Winnipeg for historic meeting



    PSAC to promote Aboriginal human rights at first conference for First
    Nations, Inuit and Métis workers

    OTTAWA, Sept. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada
will hold its first Aboriginal Peoples' conference in Winnipeg from September
19-21, representing a historic moment for the union of 160,000 members.
Workers will unite under the theme of "MAAWANGITEENG: Where the Journey
Begins!" This represents the culmination of over 30 years of PSAC working with
First Nations, Inuit and Métis workers to improve their workplaces and
communities.
    The conference is supported by PSAC's National Aboriginal, Inuit and
Métis (NAIM) Network. Made up of Aboriginal union members from
coast-to-coast-to-coast, NAIM provides a unified voice for PSAC's First
Nations, Inuit and Métis members and encourages Aboriginal Peoples to get
involved in all aspects of the union and advance their rights in the broader
community.

    
    What:        PSAC Aboriginal Peoples' Conference

    When:        Friday, September 19 to Sunday, September 21, 2008

    Where:       Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Featuring:   Phil Fontaine, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations
                 Ron Chartrand, Vice-president, Manitoba Métis Federation
                 Rhoda Innuksuk, President, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
                 John Gordon, PSAC National President
    

    Speakers will be in Winnipeg and available to comment on Aboriginal
labour and human rights issues, particularly within the context of the federal
election.




For further information:

For further information: Or to book interviews: Ariel Troster, PSAC
Communications, (613) 292-8363 (cell)


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