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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.

Chiefs of Ontario Education Coordination Unit is hosting an Education Symposium 2015

Please stay tuned for registration and more details

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

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/1004

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

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/930

The First Nations Regional Early Childhood Development, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES) is now complete.  Once the data is analyzed, information about outcomes will be posted. Thanks to all the communities for participating. 

http://chiefs-of-ontario.org//node/445

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.”

 

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/1031

Chiefs of Ontario News

TORONTO, ON (June 25, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is calling on Canada and Ontario to work with First Nation leaders to implement the Water Declaration of the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, and Onkwehone to protect the Great Lakes...
TORONTO, ON (June 24, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is sending his condolences to the Sheguiandah First Nation and the family of Chief Richard Shawanda after his untimely passing to the spirit world last night. “Chief...
TORONTO, ON (JUNE 24, 2015) — Today, Chiefs of Ontario publicly released a video about First Nations Youth and Elders working together to protect water. The video, entitled “Following in the Footsteps of our Ancestors,” calls for...
sudbury (June 21, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is celebrating National Aboriginal Day by calling for a new era of social justice and hope for First Nations.  “National Aboriginal Day is an opportunity to celebrate the...
KENORA, ON (June 18, 2015) --- Chiefs in Ontario agreed to a historic political accord with Ontario yesterday during the 41st Annual All Ontario Chiefs Conference in Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation (Rat Portage) Treaty #3 Territory....
TORONTO, ON (June 17, 2015) --- A new Ontario Regional Chief was elected in a traditional ceremony at the 41st Annual All Ontario Chiefs Conference tod ay hosted by Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation (Rat Portage) Treaty #3 Territory. As...