Government of Yukon

Government of Yukon

June 01, 2016 12:46 ET

Premiers to Meet With National Aboriginal Organizations

WHITEHORSE, YUKON--(Marketwired - June 1, 2016) - Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski will host Canada's 13 provincial and territorial premiers and leaders of National Aboriginal Organizations in Haines Junction, Yukon on July 20. The meeting will take place on the Traditional Territory of Yukon's Champagne and Aishihik First Nations.

Media accreditation

All media attending the meeting must be accredited. Media accreditation for the 2016 Summer Meeting of Canada's Premiers will be honoured for the meeting of premiers and National Aboriginal Organization (NAO) leaders.

Media who wish to cover the meeting of premiers and NAO leaders only must contact Kate Durand (contact information below) for accreditation. Media must present photo identification upon arrival. Media must register by July 19.

Media transportation

A shuttle will be provided to make the round-trip from Whitehorse to Haines Junction. A one-way trip from Whitehorse to Haines Junction takes approximately 1.5 hours. Media can opt to be invoiced for travel.

Preliminary media program (All times and events are to be confirmed)

Wednesday, July 20
7 a.m. Shuttle leaves for Haines Junction
9 a.m. Meeting between NAO leaders and premiers commences (photo opportunity at start of meeting; media will be escorted to meeting room)
10 a.m. Tour and cultural demonstration at the Da Kų Culture Centre
1 p.m. Media availability session with Premier Darrell Pasloski and NAO leaders

The National Aboriginal Organizations comprise the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), the Métis National Council (MNC), the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC).

Note for media: Wi-Fi and cellular reception will be limited in Haines Junction.

Contact Information

  • Government of Yukon
    Kate Durand
    Communications, Executive Council Office
    867-667-8968
    kate.durand@gov.yk.ca