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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.

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

On November 13, 2014, Chief Marcia Brown-Martel appeared at the Ontario Divisional Court to argue for the protection of Indigenous cultural identity. This was Canada’s 3rd attempt to appeal the Sixties Scoop case. The outcome of this case has the potential to inform other child welfare cases currently before the courts, such as the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society and Pikwakanagan cases.

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

The Chiefs of Ontario are proud to host an evening to honour our leaders who have served as Regional Chief over the past 40 years. Registered Chiefs will also attend 'Leaders in the Legislature’ which includes 2 days of events at Queens Park.

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

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 (Nov 19, 2014) – Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is proud to announce that on November 26 Chiefs, Cabinet Ministers, industry and corporate partners, family and friends will honour seven outstanding leaders who served as Ontario...
TORONTO, ON (November 13, 2014) — First Nation leaders in Ontario are not surprised by the federal government’s funding controversy. On Monday, the Canadian Press published an article revealing that Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (...
Toronto, ON (Nov 12, 2014) — On November 13, 2014, Chief Marcia Brown-Martel will appear at the Ontario Divisional Court to argue for the protection of Indigenous cultural identity. This is Canada’s third attempt to appeal the Sixties...
THUNDER BAY, ON (November 8, 2014) — On the occasion of Aboriginal Veterans Day, Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy joined the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group in a ceremony honouring First Nation Veterans. Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy...
Toronto (Oct 31, 2014) – Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is standing with leaders and citizens in Grand Council Treaty #3 and Onigaming First Nation as it calls a state of emergency after another suicide in the community this week. “...
October 28, 2014 There are over 300,000 Indigenous people living in Ontario, many of whom live in urban centres and First Nation communities bordering major municipalities.  When municipal elections take place within Ontario, such as they did...