Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

January 30, 2012 13:32 ET

Government of British Columbia: Media Advisory

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2012) -

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation


OTTAWA - Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Mary Polak will lead a delegation to Ottawa this week to update federal officials on B.C.'s work in building relationships with First Nations to achieve economic certainty and reconciliation.

Minister Polak, President of the Nanwakolas Council Dallas Smith, and President and CEO of the Business Council of B.C. Greg D'Avignon will make a presentation to federal B.C. government caucus members.

Minister Polak will testify before the Aboriginal Peoples Committee of the Senate on the success of B.C.'s approach to treaties.

Event Date: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

Time: 3:45 p.m. PST

Special Instructions: Senate Committee proceedings will be broadcast on CPAC.

Minister Polak will also meet with National Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development John Duncan, and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Keith Ashfield.

To arrange to speak to the three parties regarding their joint efforts, please contact, Maria Wilkie.

Contact Information

  • Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
    Maria Wilkie
    Communications Director
    250 953-3211 office or 250 361-7720 cell