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MEDIA ADVISORY – Aboriginal Leaders Focus on Educational Strategies at National Conference

by NationTalk on June 6, 20112964 Views

 

 

 

Closing educational gap between Aboriginal Peoples and their non-Aboriginal counterparts must be national imperative

KINGSTON, ON, June 6 – Attracting and retaining more students from indigenous populations to a quality education in Canada’s universities and colleges is the central aim of leaders who will gather at Indigenous Issues in Post-Secondary Education: Building on Best Practices (June 12-14). Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief of Assembly of First Nations; Roberta Jamieson, CEO of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation; and Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami will address the Conference, hosted by Queen’s University.

The conference is co-chaired by Bob Watts, Fellow, Queen’s School of Policy Studies and former Chief of Staff and CEO, Assembly of First Nations; and Don Drummond, Matthews Fellow in Global Public Policy, Queen’s School of Policy Studies and former Chief Economist & Senior Vice President, TD Bank Group.

What: Indigenous Issues in Post-Secondary Education: Building on Best Practices
When: June 12 to June 14, 2011
Where: Marriott Residence Inn, 7 Earl Street, Kingston; and Ban Righ Dining Room, 10 Bader Lane, Kingston)

For further information:
please contact Michael Onesi, Michael.Onesi@queensu.ca, 613-533-6000 ext. 77513, Communications Officer, Queen’s University or Suzanna Cohen, Manager, Corporate Communications (Diversity), 416-983-7487 or suzanna.cohen@td.com, TD Bank Group.

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