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A/Ontario Regional Chief Alvin Fiddler Statement on $112 Million for On-Reserve Schools for Safe Re-Opening

 (Thunder Bay, On, August 26, 2020) – Acting Ontario Regional Chief Alvin Fiddler is hopeful today’s $112 million funding announcement to support First Nation education community will help to ensure a safe return to school on reserves. “Today’s announcement is very much welcomed, but the delay in addressing the ongoing funding requests to ensure the

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Communications, Education, Political, Youth|Tags: |

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 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: |

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: |

Batchewana First Nation Asserts Jurisdiction, Oppose Ferrochrome Development

(December 20, 2019, Sault Ste. Marie, ON) – After months of discussions the Chief and Council of Batchewana First Nation has reached a decision not to endorse the proposed Ferrochrome development. The decision did not come lightly and was reached in accordance with Anishnabek law, inherent jurisdiction, culture and traditions. The Council feels as the

2020-10-29T16:40:14-04:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Communications, Political|Tags: |

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Welcomes the New Ministers Responsible for Indigenous Services Canada, Crown Indigenous Relations and all Newly Appointed Cabinet Members

(Toronto, ON, November 20, 2019) – Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named his cabinet for the House of Commons for the upcoming session of the 43rd Canadian Parliament. The Ontario Regional Chief offered the following statement upon the announcement of the cabinet. “On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, I’d like to welcome and

2020-10-29T16:40:15-04:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Communications, Political|Tags: |
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