AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Speaking to Empire Club on First Nations Priorities – May 22, 2019

Published: May 21, 2019News

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will deliver a major speech on First Nations priorities on May 22, 2019 at the Empire Club in Toronto, ON. The speech will focus on current priorities and a new agenda for progress that will strengthen First Nations and Canada, including immediate priorities for the federal government and priorities as the country approaches the next federal election.

Event: Speech by AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde
            “First Nations’ Priorities Need to be Canadian Priorities”

Date and Time: 12 noon EDT, May 22, 2019

Location: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street
Toronto, ON

The speech is open to media and media can register onsite. Media are asked to be onsite by 12:15 pm, the speech will begin at 12:45 pm.

The speech will be webcast at



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For media requests or more information, please contact:

Jenna Young Castro
Senior Communications Advisor
Assembly of First Nations
613-241-6789 ext 201
613-314-8157 (mobile)
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Monica Poirier
Bilingual Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
613-241-6789 ext. 382
613-292-0857 (mobile)
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