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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.

"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.” Grand Chief Gord Peters for the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/1168

Chiefs of Ontario Education Coordination Unit is hosting an Education Symposium 2015

Please stay tuned for registration and more details

Honouring our Leaders Gala honoured six outstanding leaders Nov 26 in a sold-out Gala event hosted by the Chiefs of Ontario.

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

The First Nations Regional Early Childhood Development, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES) is now complete.  Once the data is analyzed, information about outcomes will be posted. Thanks to all the communities for participating. 

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

An Ontario court has dismissed an appeal Dec 2 by the federal government that sought to quash a class-action lawsuit which claims a devastating loss of cultural identity was suffered by Ontario children caught in the “60s scoop.”

 

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

Chiefs of Ontario News

TORONTO, ON (August 3, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says that the 2015 General Election must result in a better future for First Nation youth. “This year, the election must bring about the change that First Nations need to...
Welcome to our new e-newsletter, which is a tool that we will begin to utilize on a regular basis. It’s quick, accessible and easy to use. As well as providing updates on the work our leaders, our tech-nicians and our staff are doing, it...
WAPEKEKA FIRST NATION (July 14, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini travelled with a delegation from Nishnawbe Aski Nation to participate in graduation celebrations in Wapekeka First Nation where only months ago the...
TORONTO, ON (July 14, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is acknowledging the work and career of Akwesasne Grand Chief Mike Kanentakeron Mitchell after he officially retired from political office last week. “For over 30 years Grand...
TORONTO, ON (June 25, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is calling on Canada and Ontario to work with First Nation leaders to implement the Water Declaration of the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, and Onkwehone to protect the Great Lakes...
TORONTO, ON (June 24, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is sending his condolences to the Sheguiandah First Nation and the family of Chief Richard Shawanda after his untimely passing to the spirit world last night. “Chief...