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MEDIA ADVISORY – Aboriginal Leaders Focus on Educational Strategies at National Conference
by NationTalk onJune 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 email@example.com, TD Bank Group.
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