WINNIPEG, Oct. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations' (AFN) is convening a national Housing and Infrastructure Forum to be held November 1-3 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Forum will provide Chiefs and their representatives an opportunity to share views on critical issues surrounding healthy and safe communities. The Forum will feature discussions on a First Nations-led National Housing Strategy, infrastructure programs, housing reform, sanitation programs and action on safe drinking water.
Speakers will include AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde; AFN Manitoba Regional Chief and portfolio holder for housing, Kevin Hart; Premier of Manitoba, Brian Pallister; Senator Lillian Dyck; Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett; and Deputy Mayor of Winnipeg, Jenny Gerbasi.
When: Tuesday, November 1st to Thursday, November 3rd 2016
Where: RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
Notes to media:
- The First Nations Housing and Infrastructure Forum is open to media and to the public
- National Chief Bellegarde will have flexible media availability on Tuesday, November 1st
- Forum speakers are subject to change without notice
The full Forum agenda is available online: http://www.afn.ca/uploads/files/16-10-18_provisional_agenda_nfnhif_2016-2.pdf
The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.
SOURCE Assembly of First Nations
For further information: For media requests or background: Alain Garon, Bilingual Communications Officer, Assembly of First Nations, +1 613-292-0857, [email protected]; Jenn Jefferys, Communications Officer, Assembly of First Nations, +1 613-222-9656, [email protected]