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The Chiefs of Ontario Education Coordination Unit is pleased to announce the confirmation of the following events:

Early Learning Summit
September 27 & 28, 2011
Courtyard Marriott
Toronto, ON


"Our Children, Our Future, Our Way"
First Nation Education Conference
October 26 & 27, 2011
Victoria Inn
Thunder Bay, ON

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. Please keep checking the events section of this site for updates or contact the COO Education Department for more details.

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The Environment Sector is pleased to announce that they have successfully secured a $100,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation over 12 months for a collaborative project between the Chiefs of Ontario and Walter Gordon Duncan Foundation.

The grant is to launch the first phase of a comprehensive three-part training program that will develop the capacity of more than 100 First Nations in Ontario to align Environmental Assessments with the negotiation of Impact and Benefit Agreements.

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With powerful momentum, Shannen’s Dream is vaulting into the international arena. Today, First Nations youth join students at the Pierre Elliot Trudeau school in Gatineau, Quebec, to officially launch “Our Dreams Matter Too: First Nations children’s rights, lives, and education.”

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TORONTO, ON - The Report of the Ipperwash Inquiry was released 4 years ago today. To mark this anniversary, Amnesty International released the report “I was never so frightened in my entire life”: Excessive and Dangerous Police Response during Mohawk Land Rights Demonstrations on the Culbertson Tract. This report points out the continued excessive force used by the Ontario Provincial Police when dealing with a land rights issue in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

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Toronto, ON – On May 26, 2011, Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse spoke at a special press conference in Coldwater, Ontario, announcing that the Government of Canada had made a $307 million settlement offer to four First Nations: the Chippewas of Rama, the Chippewas of Georgina and Beausoleil First Nation — all three of which form the Chippewa Tri-Council — and the Chippewas of Nawash. In his remarks at the conference, Regional Chief Toulouse’s focused on the idea of reconciliation.