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The Chiefs of Ontario is an advocacy 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 of Ontario Secretariat Office is relocating. We will officially be in our new office the week of Dec 12, 2016,+Toronto,+ON+M5A+1T7/@43.6569221,-79.362683,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x89d4cb407ddfc079:0x68ed49f19b9c1b2b!2s468+Queen+St+E,+Toronto,+ON+M5A+1T7!3b1!8m2!3d43.6569221!4d-79.360489!3m4!1s0x89d4cb407ddfc079:0x68ed49f19b9c1b2b!8m2!3d43.6569221!4d-79.360489?hl=en

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First Nation Leaders and Cabinet Ministers from across Ontario gathered for annual Leaders in the Legislature event to discuss joint priorities regarding issues and opportunities

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The Chiefs of Ontario Political Confederacy 2015/16

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.”


View photos and video of the ceremony here

Chiefs of Ontario News

Toronto, ON (Dec 1, 2016)  --- World AIDS Day is a day dedicated to commemorate those who have passed on and to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and the global spread of the HIV virus, particularly within the Indigenous communities. “This...
Ottawa, ON (Nov 30, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief says today’s hearing to support Chippewas of the Thames’ fight against the approval of Line 9 is an opportunity for the Supreme Court to reaffirm Indigenous Treaty rights and an...
Toronto, ON (Nov 29, 2016)  --- “Today’s report by Auditor General Michael Ferguson is just another sad confirmation that First Nation peoples are being held hostage by a broken bureaucracy – fueled by a lack of political...
TORONTO (Nov 25, 2016) – Over the past four days, the Chiefs of Ontario gathered in Toronto for their annual fall assembly which focused on the nation-to-nation and government-to-government relationship with the Province of Ontario. Topics...
TORONTO (Nov 21, 2016) – First Nation leaders from across Ontario are meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ontario Cabinet Ministers this week at the ‘Leaders in the Legislature’ event to discuss collaborative actions on First...
TORONTO, ON (Nov 8, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is pleased to acknowledge the first Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario which kicks off this week with special events and a social media campaign. “To say that this week...