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TORONTO, ON (Feb 2, 2017) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says that the federal government’s willingness to negotiate an end to the Sixties Scoop claim is a positive sign. However, they must acknowledge to the survivors and to Canada that they have a duty to protect the cultural identity of Indigenous children.

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SERPENT RIVER, ON (Jan 31, 2017) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day offers his deepest condolences to the family and community of Obashkaandagaang First Nation (Washagamis Bay) after Chief Alfred Sinclair passed into the spirit world Sunday.

TORONTO, ON (Jan 26, 2017) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says that the new federal funding for child welfare support services is less than half of the funds ordered by a federal tribunal last year – and it still does not adequately address immediate and urgent needs.  

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TORONTO, ON (Jan 19, 2017) --- This morning Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, National Chief Perry Bellegarde, and MP Charlie Angus called upon the federal government to immediately address the ongoing suicide crisis that has claimed the lives of two 12-year-old girls from Wapekeka First Nation in northwestern Ontario.

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TORONTO, ON (Jan 13, 2017) --- Secwepemc First Nation leader, activist and intellect Arthur Manuel passed this week at the age of 66. He is the father of five children. A residential school survivor, Mr. Manuel was a four-term chief of the Neskonlith Indian Band and three-term chair of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council. He followed in the steps of his father, George, who was an original founder and leader of the National Indian Brotherhood in the 1970s, which later became the Assembly of First Nations.

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