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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.

41st ANNUAL ALL ONTARIO CHIEFS CONFERENCE

Hosted by Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation (Rat Portage) Treaty #3 Territory

 

Register and Sponsor here

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Honouring our Leaders Gala honoured six outstanding leaders Nov 26 in a sold-out Gala event hosted by the Chiefs of Ontario.

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/1004

The chiefs give formal notice to Canada, the province, resource developers and the general public through this Notice of Assertion that First Nations inherent and Treaty rights will continue to be asserted in original territories and ancestral homelands in Ontario

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/930

The First Nations Regional Early Childhood Development, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES) is now complete.  Once the data is analyzed, information about outcomes will be posted. Thanks to all the communities for participating. 

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org//node/445

An Ontario court has dismissed an appeal Dec 2 by the federal government that sought to quash a class-action lawsuit which claims a devastating loss of cultural identity was suffered by Ontario children caught in the “60s scoop.”

 

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/1031

Chiefs of Ontario News

TORONTO, ON (April 23, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the 2015 Ontario Budget does not answer how Ontario will work with First Nations over the next year. “Ontario’s Budget does not clearly invest in the needs of...
Toronto, ON (April 22, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says that the Harper government’s 2015 budget does not present a viable plan to address First Nations issues. “This is a status quo budget that doesn't go far...
TORONTO, ON (April 16, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy congratulates Judith Beaver a Webequie First Nation youth who will be one of five youths receiving a Leadership Award at this year’s DAREarts Leadership Awards gala tonight...
  TORONTO, ON (April 15, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is calling on CN Rail to immediately drop injunction laid against Judy DaSilva, a Grassy Narrows First Nation member and a Michael Sattler Peace Prize recipient, and members...
TORONTO, ON (April 2, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is calling for justice for Cindy Gladue and support across the province in the wake of the recent not guilty verdict in the murder trial of a man accused of killing her almost four...
TORONTO, ON (March 20, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy offers his condolences and prayers to the families and communities impacted by the death of three individuals Wednesday in a tragic car accident. “I am saddened by this...