FIRST NATIONS EDUCATION COUNCIL

March 31, 2009 10:18 ET

Media advisory - Deposit of the petition on the underfunding of First Nations post-secondary education to the House of Commons

WENDAKE, QC, March 31 - Lise Bastien, director general of the First Nations Education Council (FNEC), along with the political advisor of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), John Martin, and certain Chiefs of the First Nations communities of Quebec, voiced out their concerns about the federal government jeopardising the possibility for First Nations students to undertake post-secondary studies.



WHO?
Lise Bastien, director general of the FNEC
Conrad Polson, Chief of the Timiskaming community
Gilbert Whiteduck, Chief of the Kitigan zibi community
John Martin, political advisor of the AFNQL

WHAT?
Press conference on the deposit of the petition concerning the
underfunding of First Nations post-secondary education

WHERE?
Parliament of Canada
Charles Lynch Press conference hall 130-S
Centre Block
Ottawa (Ontario)

WHEN?
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
3:45 pm

Contact Information

  • Thanissa Lainé, FNEC, (418) 842-7672, mobile: (418) 932-4351