/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Assembly of First Nations Convening National Forum on First Nations Housing and Infrastructure/

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, agaron@afn.ca; Jenn Jefferys, Communications Officer, Assembly of First Nations, +1 613-222-9656, jjefferys@afn.ca

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