/R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Respond to Federal Budget/

OTTAWA, March 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will respond to the 2016 federal budget at a press conference Wednesday March 23, 2016.



Wednesday March 23, 2016


11:00 a.m. ET


National Press Theatre

150 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON


National Chief Bellegarde will provide an assessment of the federal budget based on First Nations priorities and the need to close the gap in quality of life between First Nations and the rest of Canada.

The National Chief and AFN Regional Chiefs met with the federal Finance Minister in January 2016 to discuss First Nations' priorities in advance of the budget. AFN representatives presented directly to the federal standing committee on finance in February 2016.

The Assembly of First Nation is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Comms, @AFN_Updates and visit the AFN website at www.afn.ca.


SOURCE Assembly of First Nations

For further information: Alain Garon, AFN Bilingual Communications Officer, 613-241-6789, ext. 382; 613-292-0857 or agaron@afn.ca

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