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TORONTO -  (May 24, 2017) We are very troubled by the recent deaths of two First Nation youth, Tammy Keeash, 17, a youth in Child and Family Services Care and Josiah Begg, 14, a youth who left his community with his father who needed medical services. Both youth have died under mysterious circumstances in Thunder Bay. We fully support the families of the victims in their ongoing search for answers and justice from the Thunder Bay Police Services and the Coroners.

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TORONTO – (May 17, 2017) In yesterday’s address at the Grand Council Treaty 3 Spring Assembly in Mitaanjigamiing First Nation, Regional Chief Isadore Day pledged that Chiefs of Ontario will continue to strengthen collaborations and support the unique needs of Treaty 3 communities.

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TORONTO, ON (May 12, 2017)  “As the Senate of Canada currently debates proposed changes to eliminate sexism in the Indian Act, the simple solution is to begin dismantling this colonial, racist, oppressive piece of legislation. In 1876, the federal government effectively stripped First Nations of our inherent and Treaty rights with the passage of the Indian Act, transferring all power over our daily lives to bureaucrats in Ottawa.

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TIMMINS, ON (May 10, 2017) In this morning’s address to NAN Chiefs in Assembly, Regional Chief Isadore Day pledged that Chiefs of Ontario will continue to support the unique needs of northern communities. The combined youth suicide and children in care crises can only be addressed by our own people with the proper resources and control within our communities.

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OTTAWA (May 3, 2017) --- A First Nation leader is calling for a traditional Indigenous headdress and outfit be withdrawn from the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, which is marking its theme to mark Canada's 150th year of Confederation, because it sends a derogatory message about Indigenous culture and women.

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