COO website

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.

FIRST NATIONS COMMEMORATE 250th ANNIVERSARY OF THE TREATY OF NIAGARA - TWO DAYS OF EVENTS

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/920

The Chiefs of Ontario reject Bill C-10 that will criminalize the tobacco trade, calling it a direct attack on First Nation Constitutional and Treaty Rights

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/798

The latest news, support letters and info on the First Nations Education Bill

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/771

Chiefs of Ontario is calling the lawsuit against the federal government an opportunity for justice and healing for thousands of First Nations children.

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org//node/677

Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation say Ontario’s logging plans adversely affect forests in their community and worsen the mercury poisoning issues their citizens have been grappling with for decades.

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org//node/650

The Chiefs of Ontario is pleased to invite you to participate in the First Nations Regional Early Childhood Development, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES). Click here to find out more.

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

Chiefs of Ontario News

TORONTO, ON (JULY 21, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy Congratulates the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team representing the Haudenosaunee Confederacy on their third place finish in the World Lacrosse Championship this Saturday in...
TORONTO, ON (JULY 11, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy today commented on the Supreme Court of Canada’s Keewatin decision calling it a breach of Canada’s obligations to uphold international laws/standards and undermines...
TORONTO, ON (JULY 10, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says next week’s education meeting during the Assembly of First Nations AFN Annual General Assembly in Halifax is crucial to the future of First Nation communities and...
TORONTO, ON (JUNE 26, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy congratulates the Tsilhqot'in Nation today on being granted a historic declaration of Aboriginal title in a long-fought court case. It expands on the interpretation and...
TORONTO, ON (JUNE 20, 2014) --- Yesterday, in a Joint Response signed by over 10 First Nation and national advocacy organizations,  Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy provided his full support for British Columbia (B.C.) First Nations’...
Canada’s failure to uphold the human rights of Indigenous peoples in its approval of Northern Gateway BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Amnesty International Canada, Canadian Friends Service...