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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Calls for Action against Systemic Racism amidst National Indigenous Peoples Day

(Toronto – June 18, 2020) National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) is meant to recognize and celebrate the vibrant culture, diversity and contributions of Indigenous peoples across Canada. It falls annually on June 21, which also marks the beginning of the summer solstice. However, this year is different, on June 21, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Communications|

In Response to Systemic Racism, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Calls on Ontario to Implement the Ipperwash Inquiry Recommendations

(Cochrane, ON, June 17, 2020) – Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald supports the call for an investigation by the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), Anishinabek Nation, Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) into the systemic racism and recent deaths and brutality of First Nations people by policing services across Canada. “We, as First Nations people,

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Communications|

An Open Letter to Canadians: Canada Must Commit to Action against Systemic Racism

Dear Canadians, We stand on the precipice of change. We are looking down an untravelled path that will lead us from the darkness of hate and racism into the light of a loving, caring and just society. Will we finally have the courage to walk together and say enough is enough? After this immediate crisis

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Communications, Justice|

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald offers Condolences on the Passing of former Chief of Temagami First Nation, Gary Potts

(Toronto – June 5, 2020) On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of, former Chief of Temagami First Nation (Bear Island, Lake Temagami), Gary Potts, who made his journey to the spirit world on June 3, 2020. “On behalf of Chiefs of Ontario, we offer

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Communications|

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald on the delay of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls National Action Plan.

(Toronto – June 3, 2020) One year ago, on June 3, 2019, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) National Inquiry delivered their final report titled “Reclaiming Power and Place.” On May 26, 2020, Minister Bennett confirmed that the National Action Plan to implement the Calls for Justice would be delayed past the

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Communications, Justice, Political|Tags: |

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Marks Fifth Anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Release of the 94 Calls to Action

(Toronto – June 2, 2020) On June 2, 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released 94 Calls to Action on priorities aimed at reconciling the impacts the Indian Residential Schools had on First Nations across Canada. To mark the fifth anniversary of the release, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald is calling for the full

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Communications, Political|Tags: |

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald marks the 11th anniversary of National Indigenous History Month

(Toronto, June 1, 2020) Today, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald is marking the beginning of National Indigenous History Month. After continued calls by First Nations and Indigenous Peoples in Canada, in 2009, the House of Commons unanimously voted to designate June as National Indigenous History Month. “National Indigenous History Month is a time to honour

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Communications, Political|Tags: |

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Statement of Support for FSIN Call for First Nations Inclusion in Decision Making and Pandemic Planning Meetings

(Toronto, ON, May 11, 2020) – Please find a statement following regarding the Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald’s support for the recent call by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), for First Nations to be included in federal pandemic planning meetings: “I support the call by Regional Chief Cameron and the FSIN for full

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Communications|

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald marks the Anniversary of Bear Witness Day

(Toronto, ON, May 10, 2020) – “Today, on May the 10th, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society are celebrating Bear Witness Day, the birthday of their mascot Spirit Bear. This special day is a time to reflect on Jordan’s Principle and the future we want for First Nations children. Jordan’s Principle was named in

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00May 10th, 2020|Categories: Communications|

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Statement on the Passing of Chief Celia Echum of Ginoogaming First Nation

(Toronto, ON, May 9, 2020) – The Ontario Regional Chief, RoseAnne Archibald released the following statement on the passing of well loved and respected Chief Celia Echum of Ginoogaming First Nation. “On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, we offer our utmost respect and condolences to the family, friends and the community of Ginoogaming First

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00May 9th, 2020|Categories: Communications, Economic, Political|Tags: |
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