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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.

Save the date - Please see info on the upcoming 40th Annual All Ontario Chiefs Conference, June 9-11, 2014 in Toronto - Hosted by the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians.

It raises serious concerns regarding infringement of First Nations’ jurisdiction over the trade and sale of tobacco.

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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.

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

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.

The Harper Conservative government released their Proposal for a Bill on First Nation Education on October 22, 2013.

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Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy continues to raise concerns about the Harper government’s controversial federal education bill that was tabled in the House of Commons last week saying it doesn’t address...

Thunder Bay, ON (April 8, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says that the devastating federal and provincial government cuts to core funding for First Nation organizations is an attempt...

Thunder Bay, ON (April 3 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy made a statement today regarding hazardous environmental contaminants found on or near First Nations’ territories...