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TORONTO (May 31, 2017) “It has now been one year since Premier Kathleen Wynne delivered an emotional Statement of Reconciliation aimed not only at Residential School survivors, but also acknowledging the destru
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THUNDER BAY (May 30, 2017) On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario I would like to congratulate Joel Abram on his election as Grand Chief and Gord Peters as Deputy Grand Chief of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians during AIAI’s Annual General Assembly this morning at Caldwell First Nation.

(May 25, 2017) First Nation children and youth are dying senseless and needless deaths in ever increasing numbers. The latest incident was the discovery of a 14-year-old child’s body last Thursday in a Thunder Bay river, where far too many of our peoples have died mysteriously over the past decade. We need both Ontario and Canada to act upon last year’s recommendations from the Thunder Bay Inquest into the deaths of seven First Nation youth.

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TORONTO -  (May 24, 2017) We are very troubled by the recent deaths of two First Nation youth, Tammy Keeash, 17, a youth in Child and Family Services Care and Josiah Begg, 14, a youth who left his community with his father who needed medical services. Both youth have died under mysterious circumstances in Thunder Bay. We fully support the families of the victims in their ongoing search for answers and justice from the Thunder Bay Police Services and the Coroners.

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TORONTO – (May 17, 2017) In yesterday’s address at the Grand Council Treaty 3 Spring Assembly in Mitaanjigamiing First Nation, Regional Chief Isadore Day pledged that Chiefs of Ontario will continue to strengthen collaborations and support the unique needs of Treaty 3 communities.

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