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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

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

Stand for justice and with all First Nations children during the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal taking place October 20-24 as the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada makes its final arguments...

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/1013

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 a ‘Day in the Legislature’ which includes a series of events at Queens Park.

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

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 (Oct 23, 2014) — As Ontario Regional Chief, I wish to extend my condolences to the family and loved ones of the Canadian Forces member who was killed in yesterday’s horrifying attack in Ottawa. I also wish to extend my...
TORONTO, ON (Oct 16, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief is calling upon all communities in Ontario to stand with all First Nations children for the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal taking place October 20-24 as the First Nations Child and Family...
TORONTO, ON (Oct 7, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy expressed his sorrow and frustration at the recent passing of a 20-year-old high school student in Thunder Bay this past weekend. “My condolences to the family and community...
TORONTO, ON (Oct 3, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy stands in support of the Sisters in Spirit Vigils to be held tomorrow across the country that honours the thousands of Indigenous women and girls who have either disappeared or...
The Chiefs of Ontario hosted a forum Oct 1 in Toronto where individuals running for AFN National Chief had the opportunity to relay their platform to Chiefs and the public in attendance. Ghislain Picard was the only candidate present and shared his...
Indigenous peoples’ organizations and human rights groups are outraged that the federal government used a high level United Nations forum on Indigenous rights as an opportunity to continue its unprincipled attack on the UN Declaration on the...