Media Advisory - National Chief to Outline Priorities for First Nations in Pre-Budget Speech: "Closing the Gap: A New Era for First Nations in Canada"

OTTAWA, March 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will address The Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa on Monday, March 7th on the topic of "Closing the Gap: A New Era for First Nations in Canada." The National Chief will set out priorities to close the gap in the quality of life between First Nations people and Canada, and the commitments needed in the upcoming federal budget to support this agenda.




Speech by AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde
"Closing the Gap: A New Era for First Nations in Canada"


Monday, March 7, 2016


National Chief to speak from approximately 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


The Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa


More information on this event and The Economic Club of Canada are available at:

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Comms, @AFN_Updates.


SOURCE Assembly of First Nations

For further information: Alain Garon, AFN Bilingual Communications Officer, 613-247-6789 ext. 382, 613-292-0857,; Jenna Young Castro, AFN Communications Officer, 613-241-6789 ext. 401, 613-314-8157,

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