Environment

Canada Should Strive for More on World Water Day: Marking Five Years of Ongoing First Nations Water Crisis

By Amanda Klasing, Human Rights Watch and Kathleen Padulo, Chiefs of Ontario Where would we be without water to drink, to wash and cook with, and to keep us healthy and alive? Water is essential. But as we mark another World Water Day, many First Nations communities in Canada still don’t have access to safe

2021-03-22T07:56:36-04:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Communications, Environment|

Environment Quarterly Newsletter – Jan/Feb/Mar 2021

Welcome to the first edition of the Environment Quarterly Newsletter! Shekoli and welcome to the first edition of the Chiefs of Ontario Environment Newsletter. The COVID-19 pandemic has made sweeping changes to our daily lives and transformed the way we connect with one another. Despite many challenges and setbacks, First Nations across the region continue

2021-02-03T14:51:47-05:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Environment|

Appointment Opportunity: Commissioner and Director, Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages

This Notice of Appointment Opportunity will soon be available online in the following languages: Inuktitut (North Baffin); Michif Cree; Michif French; Western Ojibway; Plains Cree; Oji-Cree; Dene; Innu and Mi’kmaq. There may be changes to this Notice of Appointment Opportunity following the conclusion of ongoing consultations on implementation of the Indigenous Languages Act. The Indigenous Languages Act establishes

2020-12-09T14:12:05-05:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Communications, Environment|

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald acknowledges Great Lakes Day and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

(Toronto – April 22, 2020) Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald acknowledges the first Great Lakes Day, proclaimed by Anishinabek Nations Grand Council Chief, Glen Hare, in June 2019 after the passing of Josephine Mandamin, along with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. “Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and Great Lakes Day, a

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Communications, Economic, Environment|

Ontario Regional Chief Archibald Supports AFN’s Call for a COVID-19 State of Emergency

“We are facing a serious health crisis…” (Toronto, ON, March 24, 2020) – Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald supported the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) motion yesterday which led to the COVID-19 Declaration of a State of Emergency for First Nations across the country. Many First Nations across Canada have already declared a State of

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Communications, Environment, Health, Political|Tags: , |

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Statement on EAO Order for Coastal GasLink to Consult Further

(Toronto, ON, Feb. 22, 2020) “We are hopeful that with the recent order for Coastal GasLink to consult further with the Wet’suwet’en that all parties will work together to find a common resolution. It’s essential that the Crown through both Federal and the BC governments fulfill their fiduciary obligation to First Nations. Both governments must continue to

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00February 22nd, 2020|Categories: Environment, Justice, Political, Social|Tags: , |

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald on the the Prime Ministers statement regarding Taking Down the Barricades

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald on the the Prime Ministers statement regarding Taking Down the Barricades (Toronto, ON, Feb. 21, 2020) “Prime Minister Trudeau has abandoned First Nations and our land protectors and has put our lives at risk in his latest statements warning that the onus is now on the Indigenous Leaders to end

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Communications, Environment, Justice, Political|Tags: |

Canada: Make First Nations Water Supply a Priority, New Tools for Communities to Renew Push for Rights

(Toronto, October 23, 2019) – Canada’s new government should make addressing the lack of safe drinking water in many First Nations communities in Canada an urgent priority, Chiefs of Ontario and Human Rights Watch said today. Despite some progress over the last four years, successive Canadian governments have an overall record of failure to deliver on their

2020-10-29T16:40:15-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Communications, Environment|

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald responds to the Northern Ontario Fire Crisis and Calls on all levels of Government for Assistance

(Toronto, July 11, 2019) Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald is responding to the second evacuation of Pikangikum First Nation in just over a month. Community members of Pikangikum First Nation are being evacuated due to an ongoing and out of control fire crisis that is quickly spreading over Northern Ontario and impacting neighbouring communities. Pikangikum

2020-10-29T16:40:15-04:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Communications, Environment|

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald on the Importance of World Water Day

(Toronto, March 22, 2019) Today, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald is commemorating the 26th annual World Water Day along side First Nations leadership in Ontario. This year’s theme “Water for All” is quintessential to recognizing the inherent rights and responsibility to protect the waterways within Canada, and ensuring that First Nations are receiving the same access

2020-10-29T16:40:15-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Communications, Environment|
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