Media Advisory - Assembly of First Nations to Participate in 2nd National Roundtable on MMIWG

OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde, together with families of missing and murdered Indigenous women, AFN Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson and AFN Women's Council Chair Therese Villeneuve will participate in the second National Roundtable on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls taking place in Winnipeg this week.

The event, hosted by Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, will gather Indigenous families and leaders, Premiers, provincial and federal ministers for focused discussion on action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls.  This is the second meeting of its kind – the first taking place in Ottawa in February 2015.  It will also include an update by federal ministers responsible for the National Inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Registered media are invited at specific times on 25 and 26:


Thursday Feb 25 – Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary's Avenue

Media Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Media Availability: 12:00 p.m.
Photo-Op of Sharing Circle:  12:30 p.m.
Photo-Op of Blanket Ceremony:  4:30 p.m.

Friday Feb 26 – Winnipeg Convention Centre's York Ballroom, South Building, 375 York Avenue

Media Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Media Availability: 8:00 a.m.
Photo-Op Start of Meeting: 8:20 a.m.
Photo-Op Group Photo: 12:00 p.m.
News Conference: 4:30 p.m.


The Assembly of First Nation is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada.  Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Comms, @AFN_Updates and visit the AFN website at


SOURCE Assembly of First Nations

For further information: Jenna Young Castro, AFN Communications Officer, 613-241-6789, ext. 401; 613-314-8157, or; Alain Garon, AFN Bilingual Communications Officer, 613-241-6789, ext. 382; 613-292-0857, or

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