Media advisory - Assembly of First Nations Convenes Indigenous Public Safety and Policing Forum March 30 in Regina, SK

OTTAWA, March 29, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is convening an Indigenous Public Safety and Policing Forum on Wednesday, March 30 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will be at the Forum and provide opening remarks.  Other participants include representatives from the Inuit Tapirrit Kanatami, the Métis National Council, Native Women's Association of Canada, National Association of Friendship Centres, the RCMP, Office of the Correctional Investigator, First Nation Chiefs of Police, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, the Indigenous Bar Association, Correctional Services Canada and others.

Event:

Indigenous Public Safety and Policing Forum
Regency Ballroom, Hotel Saskatchewan
2125 Victoria Avenue, Regina SK



Date:

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (local time), March 30, 2016



Media Availability:

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will participate in a media availability at approximately 9:45 a.m. following the Opening Remarks in the Regency Ballroom.

The Indigenous Public Safety and Policing Forum brings together Indigenous organizations, federal and provincial policing organizations and other organizations to begin a dialogue on working towards improved public safety and policing for Indigenous communities and people.  The Forum takes place in the wake of numerous activities by First Nations, Indigenous organizations and governments to address issues related to Indigenous people and the justice system and the commitment to a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Media can attend the Forum and are not required to register in advance but are asked to provide media identification or accreditation at the Forum.

Information and a detailed agenda are available on the AFN website at www.afn.ca

The Indigenous Public Safety and Policing Forum will be webcast live through the AFN website and at: https://livestream.com/afn/policingforum  

The Assembly of First Nation is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada.  Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Comms, @AFN_Updates and visit the AFN website at www.afn.ca.

 

SOURCE Assembly of First Nations

For further information: Jenna Young Castro, AFN Communications Officer, 613-241-6789, ext. 401, 613-314-8157 or jyoung@afn.ca; Don Kelly, AFN Communications Director, 613-292-2787 or dkelly@afn.ca


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