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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.

June 28, 29, 30, 2016

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The Chiefs of Ontario Political Confederacy 2015

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On August 24, 2015 the Chiefs of Ontario and the Province of Ontario signed a historical Political Accord. “This Accord captures this social shift and is a tremendous step forward in building a new political relationship between First Nations and the Government of Ontario.”


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Chiefs of Ontario News

TORONTO, (April 26, 2016) ---Chiefs of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Energy have agreed to move forward on a number of key issues following the second meeting of the First Nations Energy Table held in Timmins last week. The purpose of...
  TORONTO, (April 25, 2016)  --- Garden River First Nation is holding a peaceful protest today from 7am to 7pm by closing down Highway 17B to draw attention to the high number of fatal accidents, as well as close calls with pedestrians...
TORONTO, (April 22, 2016)  --- “First Nations in Ontario and Canada must be fully and completely involved in the world-wide battle against climate change,” said Regional Chief Day in reaction to the official signing of the COP21...
TORONTO, (April 22, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says that Earth Day is an opportunity for world leaders to work with the Indigenous Peoples all across the planet to share valuable and sophisticated Indigenous Knowledge...
TORONTO, (April 20, 2016) --- “The Province of Ontario is following through not only on its commitment to a renewed government-to-government relationship, but in signalling that the need for transformative change -- from health care to...
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