Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

May 24, 2006 13:32 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Alberta-BC Mountain Pine Beetle Summit 2006

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 24, 2006) - BC First Nations representatives will be attending the Alberta-BC Mountain Pine Beetle Summit 2006 on May 26-27 in Calgary, at the Hyatt Regency (SE).

They will be presenting on the mountain pine beetle's threat to BC First Nations communities and cultures and on collaborations with the Province of BC to combat this threat.

Representatives will be available for media interviews on both days of the Summit. Advanced telephone interviews may be arranged upon request.

BC First Nations representatives:

Chief David Walkem, Cook's Ferry First Nation; Member, BC First Nations Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group

Chief Lynda Price, Ulkatcho First Nation; Member, BC First Nations Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group

Chief Mike Retasket, Bonaparte Indian Band; Secretary-Treasurer, Union of BC Indian Chiefs; Member, BC First Nations Leadership Council

Dave Porter, Political Executive, First Nations Summit; Member, BC First Nations Leadership Council /For further information: Paul Blom, 250-613-7949/ IN: ECONOMY, FORESTRY, POLITICS

Contact Information

  • Kevin Ward, First Nations Leadership Council
    Primary Phone: 778-231-6934
    E-mail: kward@fns.bc.ca