Media Advisory: Premiers Meet with National Aboriginal Organization Leaders in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

ST. JOHN'S, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will host Canada's 13 provincial and territorial premiers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders (NAO) in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on July 15.

Accredited media representatives who wish to cover the meeting between Premiers and NAOs are asked to register by calling Vanessa Colman-Sadd at 709-729-1495 by July 14. Individuals will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives.  A government issued ID (driver's licence, passport, etc.) will be required to gain entry to the scrum area.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel North I. Accredited media participants are invited to make reservations directly at the Hotel North I by dialing 1-877-996-8301 and are asked to identify that they are part of the booking under "Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs" ($150/night). Delegates are responsible for the cost of their accommodations. The deadline for reservations is June 11, 2015.

Schedule of events is as follows:  

Wednesday, July 15 Agenda

9:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Premiers and National Aboriginal Organizations Meeting

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

Premiers and NAO Leaders Lunch

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Media Scrum (Conference Room Five- Hotel North Two)


For media wishing to cover the meeting and not able to attend, a conference call line will be in place for media to call in to ask questions. Login details will be provided once media have registered.

Meetings between Premiers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders, provide an opportunity to discuss important issues of Canada's aboriginal populations and to strengthen collaboration between jurisdictions.

Note: Rogers cellular/blackberry service is not available in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.


SOURCE Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

For further information: Media contacts: Donna Ivey, Special Assistant, Communications, Office of the Premier, 709-729-3551,; Vanessa Colman-Sadd, Director of Communications, Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs, 709-729-1495, 682-6593,

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