/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Inuvialuit Self-Government Agreement-in-Principle to be signed in Inuvik/

YELLOWKNIFE, July 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Ms. Nellie Cournoyea, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, and the Honourable Bob McLeod, Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations for the Government of the Northwest Territories will be in Inuvik on July 21st and will host a media availability following the  signing of the Inuvialuit Self-Government  Agreement-in-Principle (AIP).

The AIP describes the future Inuvialuit Government and its roles and responsibilities, the structure of the Inuvialuit Council, and the relationship the Inuvialuit Government will have with Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories. The AIP marks an important step on the road toward Aboriginal self-government for the Inuvialuit.

The media availability for interviews with the signatories will be followed by a technical briefing of the Agreement-in-Principle.

The briefing is meant for background purposes and is not for attribution.

Please note this advisory is subject to change without notice.


Media Availability:


Tuesday, July 21st


6:00 PM – 6:30 PM


Ingamo Hall Friendship Centre
20, MacKenzie Rd
Inuvik, NT


The toll free line is:


Conference ID:



Media representatives who wish to participate in the teleconference are asked to confirm their participation by contacting Roya Grinsted.


SOURCE Government of Canada

For further information: Media Inquiries: Roya Grinsted, Media Relations, Government of the Northwest Territories, (867) 669-2308; Andrea Richer, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, 819-997-0002; Media Relations, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 819-953-1160

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