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The Chiefs of Ontario is an advocacy 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.

Summer Edition of the Advocate Magazine available now!

Have a read about First Nations communities, leaders, youth and programs from across Ontario.

ISSUE 3 NOW AVAILABLE!

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/1454

Information & Resources on Hydro -- Click here for recent updates on hydro and energy issues and initiatives

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/1328

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.”

 

View photos and video of the ceremony here

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

Chiefs of Ontario News

(TORONTO, July 19, 2017)  The Council of the Federation (COF) met this week in Edmonton to focus on a number of important issues; mostly on economic matters such as NAFTA, cross-border trade and cannabis legalization.  As reported in the...
Call out for Sacred Fires and Prayers    When:           Sunday July, 9 2017 Time:            All Day; Sunrise to Sunset Where:   ...
(TORONTO, June 30, 2017)  “We the OFNYPC write this statement to you with the intention of encouraging dialogue, building hope, and pushing for interpersonal and governmental relationships that are built on reciprocity, respect, and...
(Toronto, June 29, 2017)  “On July 1st, 2017, Canadians will be gathering across the country to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the formation of both Canada and the Province of Ontario. This call for celebration...
(Toronto, June 23, 2017) “Today’s announcement that the federal government will seek clarity from the Federal Court on two specific aspects of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings creates further delays and continues to imperil...
TORONTO (June 21, 2017) — Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is welcoming National Aboriginal Day by calling for greater education and awareness by all Canadians on First Nations culture, Peoples and our true shared history in this age of...