Friday, October 14 – White House to Host Inaugural North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women & Girls Meeting – Will be Livestreamed

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2016

ADVISORY: White House to Host Inaugural North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women & Girls Meeting
WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Friday, October 14th, the White House will host the first meeting of the North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women & Girls, following the working group’s formation at the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in June. The North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls is a tri-lateral initiative created to address the high levels of domestic and sexual violence against indigenous women and girls across the continent. The Working Group is composed of high-level representatives of the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

The opening and closing plenary sessions of this meeting, which will include remarks by Senior Administration Officials and leadership from Mexico and Canada, will be livestreamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live. A list of these speakers can be found below.

WHAT: North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women & Girls Meeting
EVENT:  Friday, October 14, 9:00AM – 10:30AM and 4:30PM ET – 5:30PM ET
LIVESTREAM: The opening and closing plenary sessions will be livestreamed on www.whitehouse.gov/live
AGENDA:

9:00AM: Opening Remarks
· Valerie Jarrett, White House Senior Advisor & Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls
· Caroline Bettinger-López, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women and Senior Advisor to Vice President Biden
· Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

9:45 – 10:30AM: Opening plenary session
· Nuvia Magdalena Mayorga Delgado, Director General, National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Mexico
· Margaret Buist, Director General, Children and Families Branch, Indigenous and Northern Affairs of Canada
· Lawrence “Larry” Roberts, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
· Bea Hanson, Principal Deputy Director, Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice

4:30 – 5:30PM: Closing plenary session
· Arely Gómez González, Attorney General of Mexico
· Nuvia Magdalena Mayorga Delgado, Director General, National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Mexico
· Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs of Canada
· Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
· Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior of the United States
· Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States
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