Media advisory - Minister Bennett to host special event on National Aboriginal Day

OTTAWA, June 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and her guests for a special event to mark National Aboriginal Day.

The day will begin with a traditional sunrise ceremony performed by a First Nation Elder. Members of the media are invited to participate but no recording, filming or pictures are allowed during the spiritual ceremony.

The sunrise ceremony will be followed by traditional Inuit and Métis entertainment.

To register , please contact Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada's Media Relations : 819-953-1160 /

June 21, 2016

Sunrise Ceremony 4:45 a.m.
National Aboriginal Day Celebration: 5:30 a.m.

Canadian Museum of History
Grand Hall
100 rue Laurier
Gatineau, QC


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SOURCE Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

For further information: Sabrina Williams, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, (819) 997-0002; INAC Media Relations, (819) 953-1160,

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