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The Chiefs of Ontario is an advocacy 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.

Dynamic Magazine features voices from the communities, leaders and citizens

ISSUE 2 NOW AVAILABLE

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First Nation Leaders and Cabinet Ministers from across Ontario gathered for annual Leaders in the Legislature event to discuss joint priorities regarding issues and opportunities

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Information & Resources on Hydro -- Click here for recent updates on hydro and energy issues and initiatives

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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.”

 

View photos and video of the ceremony here

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Chiefs of Ontario News

TORONTO (June 21, 2017) — Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is welcoming National Aboriginal Day by calling for greater education and awareness by all Canadians on First Nations culture, Peoples and our true shared history in this age of...
TORONTO (June 12, 2017) - The 43rd All Ontario Chiefs Conference (AOCC) will be held from Tuesday, June 13th to Thursday, June 15th at Lac Seul First Nation. This year’s theme is “Determining Our Path: Stability for Future...
TORONTO (May 31, 2017) “It has now been one year since Premier Kathleen Wynne delivered an emotional Statement of Reconciliation aimed not only at Residential School survivors, but also acknowledging the destructive provincial and...
THUNDER BAY (May 30, 2017) On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario I would like to congratulate Joel Abram on his election as Grand Chief and Gord Peters as Deputy Grand Chief of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians during AIAI’s Annual...
(May 25, 2017) First Nation children and youth are dying senseless and needless deaths in ever increasing numbers. The latest incident was the discovery of a 14-year-old child’s body last Thursday in a Thunder Bay river, where far too...
TORONTO -  (May 24, 2017) We are very troubled by the recent deaths of two First Nation youth, Tammy Keeash, 17, a youth in Child and Family Services Care and Josiah Begg, 14, a youth who left his community with his father who needed...