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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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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

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/1168

Chiefs of Ontario News

(Serpent River First Nation, December 11, 2017) Today is the 20th anniversary of Five Nations Energy Incorporated (FNEI), a development that placed transmission and distribution of electricity into the hands of Mushkegowuk First Nations in the...
(Ottawa, le 6 décembre 2017) Les Chefs de Premières Nations de l'Ontario se joignent aux Chefs du Québec et du Labrador pour faire appel à Ralph Goodale, Ministre de la Sécurité publique et de la Protection Civile, à honorer l'engagement du...
(Ottawa, December 6, 2017) The Chiefs of Ontario join the Chiefs of Quebec and Labrador in calling upon Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, to honour the federal government’s commitment to provide equitable...
(Toronto, November 23, 2017) I applaud today’s introduction of the Indigenous Institutes Act, which will establish a third pillar of provincial post-secondary education, owned, controlled and governed by a First Nation council. This will...
(November 23, 2017) Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day released this joint statement following the fourth annual Chiefs of Ontario Leaders in the Legislature event in Toronto: “For the past three days, over 25...
(Toronto, November 10, 2017) On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, I congratulate the family of the late Gaylord Powless upon his induction yesterday into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Powless was arguably the best lacrosse player in the world...