Media advisory - Media availability with Ministers Carolyn Bennett and Jody Wilson-Raybould at the occasion of their visit to the United Nations for the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

OTTAWA, May 8, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will make an announcement about Canada's position on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People during their participation at the United Nations for the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Minister Bennett will participate in the press conference Indigenous Peoples: Conflict, peace and resolution along with Alvaro Esteban Pop Ac, Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (Guatemala) and Raja Devasish Roy, Member of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (Bangladesh) on Monday, 9 May, 1:15 p.m.

This press conference will be webcast at

Please be advised that Minister Bennett and Minister Wilson-Raybould will be available to the media via teleconference.

Date: Monday, May 9, 2016

Time: 3:45 p.m. (EDT)

Dial-in information
Media who would like to take part in the announcement must dial 613-960-7526 or 1-877-413-4814 and enter pass code 4582804 at least 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin.


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, ; Follow us on Twitter: @AANDCanada (

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