The Chiefs of Ontario Justice Sector, in partnership with the Justice Portfolio Holders, Grand Chief Fiddler and Deputy Grand Chief Loft, is seeking interested Chiefs and technicians to join a newly formed Chiefs Committee on Justice.

The Chiefs Committee will oversee the development of strategies, implement action plans, follow through on justice-related Resolutions, and provide political recommendations for direction to Leadership on relevant issues.


The Justice Sector is in a period of rebuilding since hiring a new Justice Director in October 2020. A Justice Committee is needed to provide guidance and input to the new Justice Sector. Key areas requiring direction and input of a Committee would include the following:

  • Policing, community safety and corrections issues
  • Revitalization of traditional justice
  • Jurisdictional issues and treaty rights
  • Consultation and accommodation
  • Dialogues with federal and provincial governments on self-determination and sovereignty

The Committee will be composed of one Chief and one technical representative from each of the Leadership Council Members:

  1. Association of Iroquois & Allied Indians
  2. Nishnawbe-Aski Nation
  3. Anishinabek Nation
  4. Grand Council Treaty #3
  5. Mushkegowuk Tribal Council
  6. Six Nation of the Grand River Territory
  7. Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
  8. Independent First Nations

The Committee will also aim for gender balance among its representatives.

Expression of Interest

Interested technicians and Leadership may express their interest in writing to Sarah-Grace Ross, Director of Justice, at The Justice Sector will work with the Portfolio Holders to review the expressions of interest and ensure a balance between PTOs, Independent First Nations and unaffiliated First Nations.

Deadline: Please submit your expressions of interest by March 1, 2021.

Download full PDF here: Justice Chiefs Committee – Call for Interest