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February 28, 2013

NAN PARTICIPATES IN PRESENTATION OF UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD REPORT

THUNDER BAY, ON: On March 4, 2013, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) will join hundreds of Canadians under the umbrella of Food Secure Canada to express concern about the right to food in Canada.  In an interactive national webinar Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, will present the results of his mission to Canada (May 2012) to people gathered in different communities across the country.  He will present his report to the UN Council on Human Rights in Geneva earlier in the day.

In Thunder Bay, many people will be gathering in NAN’s Main Boardroom 710 Victoria Ave. East, 12:00-1:00 p.m. This event is open to the media and journalists are invited to attend and interview participants about what the right to food means to them as well as to hear the Special Rapporteur.

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