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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.

41st ANNUAL ALL ONTARIO CHIEFS CONFERENCE

Hosted by Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation (Rat Portage) Treaty #3 Territory

 

Register and Sponsor here

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

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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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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. 

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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.”

 

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

Chiefs of Ontario News

TORONTO, ON (May 22, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says there needs to be long term changes to legislation and policies within the Ontario justice system in light of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling. “Ontario needs to...
TORONTO, ON (May 20, 2015) --- Six members from the Mushkegowuk Nation are walking to Ottawa to be part of the closing ceremonies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada scheduled for May 31 to June 3. Arriving in Toronto last week,...
TORONTO, ON (May 13, 2015) --- On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, I want to offer our condolences and prayers to the community and families of the two Tyendinaga citizens who passed last week. It is a difficult time to know that these two men,...
TORONTO, ON (May 7, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the recently passed controversial anti-terrorism bill violates the rights and freedoms that were upheld by the introduction of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The...
TORONTO, ON (April 23, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the 2015 Ontario Budget does not answer how Ontario will work with First Nations over the next year. “Ontario’s Budget does not clearly invest in the needs of...
Toronto, ON (April 22, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says that the Harper government’s 2015 budget does not present a viable plan to address First Nations issues. “This is a status quo budget that doesn't go far...