Press release

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) partners with IISD

October 18, 2007

International sustainability study focuses on Winnipeg community

  • EVENT: Press conference
  • WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
  • TIME: 10:00 a.m.
  • WHERE: Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Secretariat Inc
    200 – 260 St. Mary Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    "Main Boardroom"

Winnipeg, MB On Tuesday, October 23, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and the International Institute for Sustainable Development will announce their partnership on a sustainability indicator system for Winnipeg's urban First Nations community.

The groups will work with an advisory panel including Jim Carr, founding President and CEO of the Business Council of Winnipeg, and an IISD board member, and University of Manitoba President Dr. Emoke Szathmáry. The group has also invited the participation of Mayor Sam Katz, University of Winnipeg President Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, and United Way President Susan Lewis.

Sustainability indicator information systems are fast becoming an important means in North America for empowering communities through articulating quality of life aspirations, setting goals and navigating progress towards achieving those goals over time.

For further information please contact:

  • Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
    200-260 St. Mary Ave.
    Winnipeg, MB.
    Phone: (204) 956-0610

  • Nakina Sankar
    Director of Corporate Communications
    Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
    Phone: 204-799-6493

About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 250 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.