Media advisory - Minister Bennett visits the Northwest Territories

OTTAWA, July 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be available to the media on various occasions during her trip to the Northwest Territories from July 17-19.

On Sunday, July 17, there will be photo opportunities as the Minister attends The Great Northern Arts Festival and participates in a craftworkshop. The Minister will be available for a question and answer period.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

4:00 PM (MDT) –The Great Northern Arts Festival walkthrough
4:15 - 4:30 PM (MDT) - Media availability 

2nd Floor Midnight Sun Complex
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

On Monday, July 18, the Minister will tour the Inuvik Community Greenhouse, at which time she will make important announcements related to food security in the North. The announcement will be followed by media availability. Minister will then attend a roundtable on food security. Please note that the roundtable is closed to media.

Monday, July 18, 2016

8:45 AM (MDT) – Inuvik Community Greenhouse (media invited to participate)
9:05 – 9:25 AM (MDT) - Media availability

Inuvik Community Greenhouse
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

On Tuesday, July 19, the Minister will tour the Behchoko community. She will later attend a Roundtable on Indigenous Youth Education and Employment in Yellowknife and be available to the media. Please note that the roundtable is closed to media.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

2:30 – 2:50 PM (MDT) - Media availability

Explorer Hotel
4825 49th Ave
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R3
Room: Katimavik C

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SOURCE Government of Canada

For further information: Sabrina Williams, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, (819) 997-0002, INAC Media Relations, (819) 953-1160,

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