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TORONTO, ON (Sept 30, 2016) --- The Chiefs of Ontario Secretariat are proud to announce the launch of its new bi-annual glossy magazine which will be distributed to all 133 First Nations in Ontario and copies to communities across Canada, friendship centres and government agencies.

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Shared Territory of Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations (Toronto) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says today’s Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision shines a glaring spotlight once again on a government system that neglects First Nation children and destroys families.

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Shared Territory of Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations (Toronto) --- The province voiced very few commitments to the First Nations in Ontario today during its Throne Speech which set a new agenda for the government’s final 20 months before the next election. The most glaring omission was failure to address movement on the now eight-year-old provincial commitment to implement Resource Revenue Sharing.

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.

Shared Territory of Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations (Toronto) --- Over the Labour Day long weekend, thousands of American Indians and First Nations from Canada gathered at Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota to protest the construction of a pipeline that will add another sad chapter to the long list of atrocities committed against our Peoples.