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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.

We are calling on all federal parties to incorporate our expectations into their platform, and to expand on them to achieve greater outcomes for First Nations peoples. This is what we expect:

 

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/1181

On June 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 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 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 (August 24, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day and Premier Kathleen Wynne signed a historic political accord at a ceremony at the Ontario legislature today. “This political path forward for First Nations in Ontario is...
       (August 17, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day congratulates Grand Chief Jonathon Solomon and Deputy Grand Chief Rebecca Friday following the Mushkegowuk Council’s general election Saturday....
TORONTO (August 14, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says yesterday’s Liberal party pledge to invest billions of dollars into First Nation education is a good start and calls on other party leaders to declare their First Nation...
Fort William First Nation (August 13, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is calling on the Federal Party Leaders to address the lack of clean and safe water in First Nations across Ontario. Currently, there are 67 communities under boil...
TORONTO, ON (August 13, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore is looking forward to working with newly-elected Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and the three NAN Deputy Grand Chiefs elected today in Aroland First Nation. “...
E-NEWS EDITORIAL The last seven weeks, since the All Ontario Chiefs Conference in Wauzhusk Onigum have been busy. We have attended many events and visited many First Nations. Visiting citizens from all of our regions is an important responsibility...