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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.

June 28, 29, 30, 2016

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The Chiefs of Ontario Political Confederacy 2015/16

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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.”


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Chiefs of Ontario News

On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, Regional Chief Isadore Day offers his sincere condolences to the family and community of Chiefs of Ontario Elder Ella Dawn Green of Shoal Lake No #39 (Iskatewizaagegan) who passed on earlier this week. “...
Toronto, ON (June 23, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says the recent federal launch of a comprehensive review of environmental and regulatory process will test the federal government’s recognition of First Nations jurisdiction...
This June 21 is the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day, and most likely the last year we will be referring to this title. Next year, we will be celebrating National Indigenous Day, or more appropriately, National Indigenous and...
Thunder Bay, (June 14, 2016) - Over 30 representatives from 15 First Nation communities from across Ontario will gather in Thunder Bay for a two-day meeting this week to discuss climate change policy and crucial next steps. First Nation leadership...
Thunder Bay, (June 13, 2016) – On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, I want to congratulate Premier Kathleen Wynne upon today’s cabinet shuffle, which will renew and re-invigorate the government’s relationship with both Ontarians...
TORONTO, (June 8, 2016) – Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is calling Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan announced today a significant step in the right direction and looks forward to working with the province to make it world...