Assembly of First Nations National Climate Change Strategy Survey

In July 2019, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) declared a First Nations Climate Emergency, recognizing that “…climate change constitutes a state of emergency for our lands, waters, animals, and peoples.” Resolution 05/2019 laid out some immediate steps for AFN to plan a National Climate Gathering and develop a National Climate Strategy. Why this survey?

2021-05-31T11:39:28-04:00May 31st, 2021|Categories: Communications, Environment|

Environment Quarterly Newsletter – Apr/May/June 2021

Welcome to the second edition of the Environment Quarterly Newsletter! Sheko:lih and welcome to the second edition of the Chiefs of Ontario Environment Newsletter. Spring is finally here, the buds are on the trees, and the wild leeks and fiddleheads are poking through the ground.  With springtime comes new growth and beginnings and I am

2021-05-12T14:33:22-04:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Environment|

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Marks Earth Day and Great Lakes Day

(Taykwa Tagamou Nation Territory ON, April 22, 2021) – On April 22, Earth Day and Great Lakes Day, the Ontario Regional Chief, RoseAnne Archibald, asks everyone to collectively give thanks to Mother Earth and reflect upon the essential role we all play in protecting and preserving our land, waters, air, and natural resources. “Today, April

2021-04-22T09:01:35-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Communications, Environment, Political|

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: |
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