Minister Bennett visits the Northwest Territories


Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be available to the media on various occasions during her trip to the Northwest Territories from July 17-19.


On Sunday, July 17, there will be photo opportunities as the Minister attends The Great Northern Arts Festival and participates in a craftworkshop. The Minister will be available for a question and answer period.

Date:               Sunday, July 17, 2016

Time:4:00 PM (MDT) –The Great Northern Arts Festival walkthrough4:15 – 4:30 PM (MDT) – Media availability

Where:    2nd Floor Midnight Sun Complex Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0


On Monday, July 18, the Minister will tour the Inuvik Community Greenhouse, at which time she will make important announcements related to food security in the North. The announcement will be followed by media availability. Minister will then attend a roundtable on food security. Please note that the roundtable is closed to media.

Date:               Monday, July 18, 2016

Time:8:45 AM (MDT) – Inuvik Community Greenhouse (media invited to participate)9:05 – 9:25 AM (MDT) – Media availability

Where:    Inuvik Community GreenhouseInuvik, NT X0E 0T0


On Tuesday, July 19, the Minister will tour the Behchoko community. She will later attend a Roundtable on Indigenous Youth Education and Employment in Yellowknife and be available to the media. Please note that the roundtable is closed to media.

Date:               Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Time:2:30 – 2:50 PM (MDT) – Media availability

Where:    Explorer Hotel4825 49th AveYellowknife, NT X1A 2R3Room: Katimavik C

Sabrina WilliamsPress SecretaryOffice of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett(819) 997-0002

INAC Media Relations(819) 953-1160[email protected]  

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