The Leadership Council (LC), formally known as the Political Confederacy (PC), is the political coordination and steering committee for First Nations in Ontario. Mandated by the Chiefs-in-Assembly, the LC works with the Ontario Regional Chief to set, coordinate, and implement First Nations leaders’ priorities.

COO Leadership Council, Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, and Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable, Mary Simon.

The LC and Regional Chief are also mandated to address unforeseen and emergency issues between Assemblies.

The Leadership Council is comprised of the political executives of the four Political Territorial Organizations (PTOs): Anishinabek Nation, Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, and Grand Council Treaty #3, and includes representation from the Independent First Nations, Six Nations of the Grand River, Mohawks of Akwesasne, and Mushkegowuk Council.

To complete their work, the Leadership Council uses a portfolio system to delegate broad responsibilities in sector areas such as health, education, environment and social services. Members of the Leadership Council take responsibility for a select portfolio, ensuring that each sector has a dedicated champion, an advocate, and a strong leader.

The Leadership Council relies on the work of the COO Secretariat and works closely with sector directors to ensure that the Council has the most up-to-date analysis and information. This relationship between the Leadership Council and sector directors allows the Council to focus on good governance and navigate the organization and First Nations leadership through the federal and provincial political landscape.

The Leadership Council plays a vital role in the Chiefs of Ontario and provides a source of strength, wisdom and leadership. Through their dedication and hard work, the Leadership Council will continue to provide guidance to First Nations in Ontario with great minds, hearts, and Spirit.

ONTARIO

Political Territorial Organizations

Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare
Executive Assistant: Julie Hill
Email: ORCEA@coo.org

www.chiefs-of-ontario.org

ONTARIO REGIONAL CHIEF GLEN HARE
Chiefs of Ontario – Administrative Office
468 Queen St E, Suite 400
Toronto, ON M5A 1T7
Tel: (416) 597-1266
Website: www.chiefs-of-ontario.org

Grand Chief Joel Abram
Email: jabram@aiai.on.ca

Deputy Grand Chief Stacia Loft
Email: SLoft@aiai.on.ca

www.aiai.on.ca

ASSOCIATION OF IROQUOIS AND ALLIED INDIANS
387 Princess Avenue
London, ON N6B 2A7
Phone: (519) 434-2761
Fax: (519) 679-1653

Grand Chief Derek Fox
Email: dfox@nan.on.ca

www.nan.on.ca

NISHNAWBE-ASKI NATION
100 Backstreet Rd, Unit #200
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4Z2
Phone: (807) 623-8828
Fax: (807) 623-7730

Ogichidaa Grand Chief Francis Kavanaugh
Email: grand.chief@treaty3.ca

www.gct3.ca

GRAND COUNCIL TREATY #3
P.O. Box 1720
Kenora, ON P9N 3X7
Phone: (807) 548-4214, Ext. 605
Fax: (807) 548-5041

Grand Council Chief Reg Niganobe
Email: gcc@anishinabek.ca

To see a full list of the Regional Deputy Grand Council Chiefs, please click here.

www.anishinabek.ca

ANISHINABEK NATION
Nipissing First Nation
P.O. Box 711
North Bay, ON P1B 8J8
Phone: 705 497-9127
Toll Free Phone: 1-877-702-5200

Grand Chief Alison Linklater
Email: grandchief@mushkegowuk.ca

www.mushkegowuk.ca

MUSHKEGOWUK TRIBAL COUNCIL”
P.O. Box 370
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
Phone: (705) 658-4222
Fax: (705) 658-4250

ONTARIO

Independent and Unaffiliated First Nations

Chief Lester Anoquot
Chippewas of Saugeen
Leona Roote, Executive Assistant
Email: lroote@saugeenfirstnation.ca
www.saugeenfirstnation.ca

SAUGEEN FIRST NATION
6493 ON-21
Southampton, ON N0H 2L0
Phone: (519) 797-2781

Coordinator: Diane Maracle-Nadjiwon
Email: dianemn@ifnc.ca
50 Generations Drive, Box 8
Ohsweken, ON

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Six Nations of the Grand River
PO Box 5000
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
Email: markhill@sixnations.ca
Website: www.sixnations.ca

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Mohawks of Akwesasne
PO Box 579
Cornwall, ON K6H 5T3
Email: grand.chief@akwesasne.ca
Website: www.akwesasne.ca