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The Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and secretariat for collective decision-making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nations communities located in Ontario. Guided by the Chiefs in Assembly, we uphold self-determination efforts of the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehon:we, and Lenape Peoples in protecting and exercising their inherent and Treaty rights. Keeping in mind the wisdom of our Elders, and the future for our youth, we continue to create the path forward in building our Nations as strong, healthy Peoples respectful of ourselves, each other, and all of creation.

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On August 24, 2015 the Chiefs of Ontario and the Province of Ontario signed a historical Political Accord. “This Accord captures this social shift and is a tremendous step forward in building a new political relationship between First Nations and the Government of Ontario.”


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Chiefs of Ontario News

THUNDER BAY, (May 25, 2016) --- On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario I would like to congratulate Francis Kavanaugh on his election as Ogichidaa, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 in Wauzhushk Onigum (Rat Portage) during Treaty #3 Chiefs...
THUNDER BAY, (May 25, 2016) --- “Today marks a significant turning point in terms of responding to immediate priorities and improving health outcomes for those who are in dire need,” said Regional Chief Isadore Day.  “...
TORONTO, (May 19, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is raising caution flags after the Province passed landmark climate change legislation yesterday and neglected any consultation with First Nation leaders. “On behalf of the...
TORONTO (May 10, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day calls Canada’s full adoption and implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples a landmark decision and a clear signal that will light...
TORONTO, (May 6, 2016) --- Yesterday at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, the leadership from First Nations in Ontario and the Ontario provincial government met regarding the Ontario Indigenous Children and Youth Strategy (formerly the...
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