Media Advisory: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Federal Minister Carolyn Bennett to Announce Major Changes Giving First Nations Greater Financial Control

REGINA, July 24, 2017 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett will announce important changes in approaches to First Nations funding as first step towards a new fiscal relationship that will give First Nations more control of financial resources and more support for essential services.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017


11:45 (CDT)


Main Plenary (Arena 4/5)

Evraz Place

1700 Elphinstone Street
Regina, Saskatchewan

The announcement will be followed by a brief media availability.


The AFN Annual General Assembly continues in Regina, SK from July 25 - 27 and is being webcast live on the AFN website at

The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. Follow #AFNAGA on Twitter @AFN_Updates.


SOURCE Assembly of First Nations

For further information: Jamie Monastyrski, Press Secretary - National Chief's Office, 343-540-6179 (cell),; Alain Garon, Bilingual Communications Officer, 613-292-0857 (cell),; Michael Hutchinson, Communications Officer, 613-299-6330 (cell),

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