Media Advisory - Premier Selinger, Indigenous Leaders to Hold Press Conference Addressing Throne Speech Commitment to Land-Use Planning and Boreal Forest Conservation

WINNIPEG, Nov. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to a news conference on Tuesday, November 24 with Premier Greg Selinger and Manitoba Indigenous leaders to discuss details of his government's Throne speech commitment to support First Nations land-use planning as a tool for the sustainable development and conservation of the boreal forest.

Premier Selinger stated in the Speech from the Throne: "Our boreal forest is one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. Indigenous communities have been stewards of the boreal forest for thousands of years. We will work with indigenous communities on sustainable development, including new support for indigenous land-use planning."

Conservation groups will also be on hand to comment on this initiative's importance to the ecological integrity of the boreal region.

Date:  Tuesday Nov. 24, 2015

Time: 12:00, Noon

Location:  Room 68 Manitoba Legislature

Hon. Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba
Chief Ron Evans, Norway House Cree Nation
Heidi Cook, Councilor, Misipawistik Cree Nation
Shaunna Morgan Siegers, Indigenous Leadership Initiative
Ron Thiessen, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Mathew Jacobson, Officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Also in attendance:
Benji Denechezhe, Chief Negotiator, Northlands Denesuline First Nation
Willie Moore, Councilor Nisichawayisihk Cree Nation
Grand Chief Derek Nepinak - Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

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For further information: Duncan Morrison (204) 770-3548

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