OTTAWA, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations will host a planning and dialogue forum in Montreal next week focused on nation building and capacity building for First Nations governments.
|DATES:|| November 8 - 9, 2010
|LOCATION:||Westin Hotel, 270 Saint-Antoine oust, Montreal, Quebec|
The Planning and Dialogue Forum will bring together First Nation leaders, technicians and policy-makers to discuss and advance First Nations-driven plans to address issues impacting First Nation citizens, communities and governments.
Discussions will focus on lessons learned and examples of First Nation communities that have made strides in strengthening their governance capacity. The sessions will provide a chance to share ideas and practical experiences and develop a way forward that works for First Nations.
Some of the important issues participants will tackle include: First Nation jurisdiction, fiscal relations, governance, land tenure, accountability, effective public administration, infrastructure and inter-governmental cooperation.
An agenda is available on the AFN website at http://www.afn.ca/misc/Dialogue-Forum-agenda.pdf
The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada.
For further information: For further information:
Alain Garon, AFN Bilingual Communications Officer 613-241-6789, ext 382, 613 292-0857 or [email protected]
Jenna Young, AFN Communications Officer at 613-241-6789, ext 401, 613-314-8157 or [email protected]