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The Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and secretariat for collective decision-making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nations communities located in Ontario. Guided by the Chiefs in Assembly, we uphold self-determination efforts of the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehon:we, and Lenape Peoples in protecting and exercising their inherent and Treaty rights. Keeping in mind the wisdom of our Elders, and the future for our youth, we continue to create the path forward in building our Nations as strong, healthy Peoples respectful of ourselves, each other, and all of creation.

The chiefs give formal notice to Canada, the province, resource developers and the general public through this Notice of Assertion that First Nations inherent and Treaty rights will continue to be asserted in original territories and ancestral homelands in Ontario

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Health Forum 2015 ---  'Health as a Shared Priority' --- February 24, 25, 26, 2015 Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

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An Ontario court has dismissed an appeal Dec 2 by the federal government that sought to quash a class-action lawsuit which claims a devastating loss of cultural identity was suffered by Ontario children caught in the “60s scoop.”

 

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Honouring our Leaders Gala honoured seven outstanding leaders Nov 26 in a sold-out Gala event hosted by the Chiefs of Ontario.

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The Chiefs of Ontario is pleased to invite you to participate in the First Nations Regional Early Childhood Development, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES). Click here to find out more.

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Chiefs of Ontario News

TORONTO, ON (December 11, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy said he is not surprised by the latest confrontation in Ipperwash Beach calling it a consequence of non-communication and a lack of movement from Ontario on the Ipperwash...
Toronto (Dec 10, 2014) – Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy congratulates Perry Bellegarde as the newly elected national chief of the Assembly of First Nations and looks forward to sitting on the AFN Executive with him during his term....
Toronto (Dec 4, 2014) --- Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is pleased with the Ontario Divisional Court’s December 2 decision to dismiss an appeal by the Government of Canada to certify the Sixties Scoop case as a class action lawsuit,...
Toronto (Dec 1, 2014) --- Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy expresses condolences to the family, friends and community as they mourn the loss of Jonas Joseph Fiddler of Sandy Lake First Nation who passed away this weekend at the age of 80. “...
Toronto (Nov 28, 2014) – Ontario Regional Chief and Grand Chiefs met with Premier Kathleen Wynne and members of her Cabinet Friday morning following three days of focussed dialogue between First Nations leaders and the Province. First Nations...
TORONTO, ON (Nov 27, 2014) --- First Nation leaders from Ontario are calling a press conference to report on the last two days of intensive roundtable discussions with Premier Wynne and Cabinet Ministers on such topics as resource revenue sharing,...