Chief Dwight Dorey heads West on National Grassroots Tour

Chief Dwight Dorey heads West on National Grassroots Tour

by pmnationtalk on February 18, 2016358 Views

Dwight Dorey, National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, will begin the next leg of the National Grassroots Engagement Tour in Western Canada on Monday, February 22, in Winnipeg, M.B.

WireService.ca Media Release (02/18/2016) Ottawa, ON – “I look forward to visiting Winnipeg and Selkirk to discuss issues important to Indigenous peoples living off-reserve such as, safe and affordable housing, skills training, and healthcare,” stated Dorey. “I will also be attending the 2nd National Roundtable for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women alongside of Indigenous, provincial, and territorial leaders to ensure that families who have lost loved ones are heard and to help prevent future acts of violence.”

After visiting Winnipeg and Selkirk, the National Grassroots Tour will move to various communities in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec. The objective of the Tour is to solicit views from Indigenous Peoples living off-reserve from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is the national voice representing the interests of Métis, status and non-status Indians, and Southern Inuit Indigenous People living off-reserve. Today, over 70% of Indigenous people live off-reserve.

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To arrange an interview with National Chief Dwight Dorey, please contact:

Julian Morelli, Director of Policy and Communications
j.morelli@abo-peoples.org
Office: (613) 747-6022 ex. 197

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