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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 ONTARIO FIRST NATIONS YOUNG PEOPLES COUNCIL invites you to participate in the



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Our Health Information: The Future in First Nations Health Research

February 22, 2016

Sheraton Centre, Toronto, ON

Annual Health Forum

February 23-25, 2016

Celebrating 10 years

The Chiefs of Ontario Political Confederacy 2015

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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

TORONTO, ON (Feb 4, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is calling upon the federal government to conduct an urgent review of the residential school compensation systems that are denying abuse survivors acknowledgement and compensation...
TORONTO, ON (Feb 2, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says he hopes with the start of the second phase of the Youth Inquest taking place this week that more light will be shed on the deaths of seven First Nations youths who died...
TORONTO, ON (Feb 2, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day expresses his condolences and prayers to the family and community who are mourning the loss of Sharon Bonham, a prominent councillor for the community of the Mississaugas of the New...
        OTTAWA, ON (Jan 28, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day released the following statement after meeting and presenting Pre-Budget Submission to Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau in Ottawa today...
TORONTO, ON (Jan 26, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day calls today’s Human Rights Tribunal Ruling a turning point for Canada and the right step towards reconciliation. “First Nation children have been trapped in a vicious...
TORONTO, ON (Jan 12, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day congratulates Angelique EagleWoman, who is the newly appointed Dean of Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Law School. “The appointment of an Indigenous educator to such an...