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(Toronto, August 14, 2017)  -  Earlier today, the Chiefs of Ontario met with Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Minister Carolyn Bennett, and Minister of Child and Youth Services, Michael Coteau and Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, David Zimmer from Ontario to discuss Child Welfare reform and jurisdiction. 
 

(Toronto, July 26, 2017)   Earlier today the Supreme Court of Canada released its ruling concerning the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations, which found that the Crown had satisfied its duty to consult the Chippewas of the Thames in respect of flow-reversals and increased capacity of the Line 9 pipeline running through their community.  The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that: "Even taking the strength of the Chippewas' claim and the seriousness of the potential impact on the claimed rights at their highest, the consultation undertaken in this case was manifestly a

(TORONTO, June 30, 2017)  “We the OFNYPC write this statement to you with the intention of encouraging dialogue, building hope, and pushing for interpersonal and governmental relationships that are built on reciprocity, respect, and liberation. We hope you will read this as a moment to educate yourself, a moment to reflect on your current ideas about Indigenous peoples in Canada, and a moment to reflect on your present relationships to Indigenous peoples.

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