The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

March 07, 2016 06:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Closing the Gap: A New Era for First Nations in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 7, 2016) - Canada is entering a new era when it comes to First Nations. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde put forward a comprehensive and ambitious agenda for fundamental change, progress and partnership aimed at closing the gap in the quality of life between First Nations people and Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said "no relationship is more important" than the one with Indigenous Peoples, declaring the constitutionally guaranteed rights of Canada's First Nations "a sacred obligation". National Chief Bellegarde and First Nations across the country are now ready to embark on a new path with Canada, one based on respect, rights and a new nation-to-nation approach to governing. What does it mean for business and the economy?

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde, leader of the national organization representing First Nations in Canada, will speak to the goals and objectives of First Nations and how we can all work together to close the gap, and achieve real change and reconciliation. On March 7, join National Chief Bellegarde to learn what Closing the Gap means for Canada's future.

WHO: National Chief Perry Bellegarde
WHAT: Closing the Gap: A New Era for First Nations in Canada
DATE: Monday, March 7th, 2016
TIME: 11:45 am-1:30 pm
WHERE: The Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

Contact Information

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    Natasha Hope Morano, B.A. (Hons.), MA, Vice President
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