Media advisory - Assembly of First Nations National Chief Presents First Nations Budget Priorities to House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

OTTAWA, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will address the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) at 5:00 pm Wednesday, September 28. The National Chief's appearance is part of the federal government's pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2017 budget.  The National Chief will identify First Nations priorities and investments as part of a strategic approach to close the gap in the quality of life between First Nations and other citizens by building on investments made in the 2016 federal budget.

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Eastern Time

Where: Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, Ottawa

National Chief Bellegarde will have flexible media availability immediately following the Finance Committee hearing.

A livestream of the Finance Committee hearing will be available at:;%20Win64;%20x64)%20AppleWebKit/537.36%20(KHTML,%20like%20Gecko)%20Chrome/53.0.2785.116%20Safari/537.36

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


SOURCE Assembly of First Nations

For further information: For media requests or background: Jenn Jefferys, Communications Officer, Assembly of First NationsPBS, +1 613-222-9656,; Alain Garon, Bilingual Communications Officer, Assembly of First Nations, +1 613-292-0857,

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