National Chief Dwight Dorey Connects with Off-reserve Indigenous Peoples

Chief Impressed with Turn-outs at Grassroots Events

(Ottawa) March 24, 2016 – Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ National Chief, Dwight Dorey, spoke today on the success of the ongoing 3rd National Grassroots Engagement Tour:

“We’ve had impressive turnouts at every stop on the tour and people are raising very relevant and important issues, including affordable housing, education, economic development, and the environment,” stated Chief Dorey. The National Grassroots Tour is about connecting people across Canada to help build better futures for off-reserve Indigenous Peoples.”

The tour began November 2015 in British Columbia and has made a total of fifteen stops, including Yellowknife, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
“These grassroots events provide the time and space to listen to what people of all ages have to say, a chance to give feedback, and an opportunity to discuss the best ways to move forward,” concluded Dorey.

NOTE: The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) will be changing its name to the Indigenous Peoples’ Assembly of Canada (IPAC). The transition will take place in the coming months. For further information: CAP announces new name (IPAC).

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.


To arrange an interview with National Chief Dwight Dorey, please contact:
Julian Morelli, Director of Communications and Policy
Office: (613) 747-6022 ex. 197

Melissa Dawe, Communications Coordinator
Office: (613) 747-6022 ex. 230

Article by: CAP Media

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