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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.

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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.”


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Chiefs of Ontario News

Ottawa ON (Mar 22, 2017) – “Today’s federal budget has taken a significant step towards addressing the desperate health needs of First Nations, particularly those suffering mental health issues,” said Ontario Regional Chief...
TORONTO, ON (March 21, 2017) – Tomorrow, March 22 is World Water Day. Since 1993, the United Nations has made this a day of to bring awareness to issues related to the future of water around the globe. Ontario alone has over one-fifth of the...
TORONTO, ON (March 17, 2017) – To mark the National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits, Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says today’s ceremonies taking place across Canada are a reminder that our Peoples must continue to...
TORONTO, ON (March13, 2017) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says this year’s annual Little NHL tournament will continue the decades-old tradition of bringing together Ontario’s First Nation communities and fostering a sense of...
TORONTO (March 8, 2017) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day along with all First Nation leaders from across the province acknowledge International Women’s Day today and extend their deepest respect and appreciation to Grandmothers, Mothers...
TORONTO (March 3, 2017) --- First Nation leaders say today’s announcement from Premier Kathleen Wynne committing to eliminate hydro delivery charges for on-reserve citizens, among other benefits, is a welcomed announcement that will ...