Whitefish Island, Sault Ste. Marie, ON --- Today is the 166th anniversary of the signing of the Robinson Huron Treaty. The lands and waters around Lakes Huron and Superior provided the resources for European settlers to farm, fish, mine and trade with our Peoples. The rich resources of our lands allowed the future economic growth of what would later become the Province of Ontario and the country of Canada.
Toronto, ON (August 9, 2016) --- This week’s tour of the north by Premier Kathleen Wynne indicates the potential outcomes from Ontario’s new government-to-government relationship with First Nations based upon Reconciliation and the Political Accord. This is an opportunity for both First Nations and non First Nation habitants of northern Ontario to emphasize the need for greater investment in order to maintain and stimulate the resource-based economy.