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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.

Summer Edition of the Advocate Magazine available now!

Have a read about First Nations communities, leaders, youth and programs from across Ontario.

ISSUE 3 NOW AVAILABLE!

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Information & Resources on Hydro -- Click here for recent updates on hydro and energy issues and initiatives

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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.”

 

View photos and video of the ceremony here

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Chiefs of Ontario News

(Toronto, August 15, 2017) The Province of Ontario released a statement yesterday indicating the intended collaboration between Ontario and Quebec regarding energy sector related opportunities. The two provinces have been examining opportunities to...
(Toronto, August 14, 2017)  -  Earlier today, the Chiefs of Ontario met with Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Minister Carolyn Bennett, and Minister of Child and Youth Services, Michael Coteau and Minister of Indigenous...
(Toronto, August 9, 2017) Today marks the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the 2017 theme of the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), marks one decade since the...
ONTARIO REGIONAL CHIEF SAYS CANADA AND USA MUST RECOGNIZE FIRST/TRIBAL NATIONS LIKE THE POTAWATOMI AT THE NAFTA TABLE (Walpole Island, Ontario, August 4, 2017) The Ontario Regional Chief is meeting with the Potawatomi to learn about how trade,...
(Toronto, July 26, 2017)   Earlier today the Supreme Court of Canada released its ruling concerning the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations, which found that the Crown had satisfied its duty to consult the Chippewas of the Thames in...
(TORONTO, July 19, 2017)  The Council of the Federation (COF) met this week in Edmonton to focus on a number of important issues; mostly on economic matters such as NAFTA, cross-border trade and cannabis legalization.  As reported in the...