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Contact the Political Office

Stan Beardy, Ontario Regional Chief
sbeardy@afn.ca

Carol Ann Audet, Political Advisor
carol.audet@coo.org

Nikki Louttit
Executive Assistant to the ORC
Nikki.Louttit@coo.org

Political Office

The Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and secretariat for collective decision-making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nations communities located within the boundaries of the province of Ontario. Guided by the Chiefs in Assembly, we uphold self-determination efforts of the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehonwe, 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 creation.

Please visit the following pages to learn more about how First Nations in Ontario are organized politically:
• Ontario Regional Chief
• Political Confederacy
• Provincial Territorial Organizations (PTOs)
• Independent First Nations