Media Advisory - CMEC Summit on Aboriginal Education



    
    Strengthening Aboriginal Success
    Moving Toward Learn Canada 2020

    February 24-25, 2009
    

    TORONTO, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - The Honourable Kelly Lamrock, Chair of the
Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Minister of Education for
New Brunswick, the Honourable Ken Krawetz, Deputy Premier and Minister of
Education for Saskatchewan, the Honourable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced
Education, Employment and Labour for Saskatchewan, invite the members of the
media to the CMEC Summit on Aboriginal Education, to be held on February 24
and 25, 2009, at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
    The summit will bring together all the ministers of education from across
Canada, representatives of the federal government and of national and regional
Aboriginal organizations - the Assembly of First Nations, the Congress of
Aboriginal Peoples, the Métis National Council, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami,
and the Native Women's Association of Canada - to discuss strengthening
Aboriginal successes in education.

    
    Preliminary Media Program (all times and events to be confirmed)

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    9:00 - 9:30 a.m.   Press conference - Opening of the CMEC Summit on
                       Aboriginal Education (Adam Ballroom)
                       The press conference will be web-cast, and a link will
                       be provided for members of the media prior to the day.

    9:30 - 9:45 a.m.   Plenary - Opening Remarks (Adam Ballroom)
                       Members of the media will have the opportunity to take
                       pictures or video images at the beginning of the
                       plenary session, during Minister Lamrock's and
                       Ministers Krawetz's and Norris' opening remarks.

    6:30 p.m. (tent.)  Remarks by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall (Battleford
                       Ballroom)
                       The Premier of Saskatchewan will provide remarks
                       during the evening. Members of the media will be
                       invited to take pictures and video images.

    Wednesday, February 25, 2009

    1:00 - 1:30 p.m.   Press conference - Closing of the CMEC Summit on
                       Aboriginal Education (Adam Ballroom)
                       The press conference will be web-cast, and a link will
                       be provided for members of the media prior to the day.

    1:30 - 3:30 p.m.   School visits
                       All participants are invited to participate in one of
                       the following visits:

                       K-12 visit:    Oskayak High School, Greater Saskatoon
                                      Catholic School Division (919 Broadway
                                      Avenue)
                                      Saskatoon Public School Division (310
                                      21st Street East)

                       Postsecondary  Saskatchewan Indian Institute of
                              visit:  Technologies (SIIT) (229 4th Avenue
                                      South)
                                      University of Saskatchewan, Native Law
                                      Center (Room 160 Law Building, 15
                                      Campus Drive)
    

    Media Work Room

    The Cypress Room at the Delta Bessborough will be made available for
members of the media. This room will be equipped with Internet access and
power outlets.

    Media Interview Room

    The Carlton Room at the Delta Bessborough will be made available to
members of the media for individual interviews with ministers of education and
Aboriginal leaders. This room will be equipped with microphones and a media
feed box.

    Media Accreditation

    Members of the media attending the CMEC Summit on Aboriginal Education
will be accredited starting up to an hour before each press conference in
front of the Cypress Room.

    CMEC is an intergovernmental body composed of the ministers responsible
for elementary-secondary and advanced education from the provinces and
territories. Through CMEC, the ministers share information and undertake
projects in areas of mutual interest and concern.





For further information:

For further information: Tamara Davis, Coordinator, Communications,
Tel.: (416) 962-8100, ext. 241, E-mail: t.davis@cmec.ca, Web site:
www.cmec.ca

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