/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - CMEC Summit on Aboriginal Education/



    
                       Strengthening Aboriginal Success
                       Moving Toward Learn Canada 2020

                             February 24-25, 2009
    

    SASKATOON, Feb. 20 /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 Native Women's
Association of Canada, the Métis National Council, the Inuit Tapiriit
Kanatami, and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples - to discuss strengthening
Aboriginal successes in education.

    
    Media Program

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    9:00 -
    9:30 a.m. CST  Press conference with all ministers of education
                   and national Aboriginal leaders - Opening of the CMEC
                   Summit on Aboriginal Education (Adam Ballroom)

                   To view the press conference via webcast and to ask
                   questions to ministers and national Aboriginal
                   leaders, go to:
                   http://events.onlinebroadcasting.com/cmec/022409/index.php

    9:45 -
    10:00 a.m. CST 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's opening remarks.

    6:30 p.m.
    (tent.) CST    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. CST  Press conference with all ministers of education and
                   national Aboriginal leaders - Closing of the CMEC Summit
                   on Aboriginal Education (Adam Ballroom)

                   To view the press conference via webcast and to ask
                   questions to ministers and national Aboriginal leaders, go
                   to:
                   http://events.onlinebroadcasting.com/cmec/022409/index.php

    1:30 -
    3:30 p.m. CST  Site 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
national 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,
Cell.: (416) 804-6548, Tel.: (416) 962-8100, ext. 241, E-mail:
t.davis@cmec.ca, Web site: www.cmec.ca

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