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(Serpent River First Nation, December 11, 2017) Today is the 20th anniversary of Five Nations Energy Incorporated (FNEI), a development that placed transmission and distribution of electricity into the hands of Mushkegowuk First Nations in the James Bay Lowlands in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. The anniversary is being marked today by the FNEI Board of Directors.

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(Ottawa, le 6 décembre 2017) Les Chefs de Premières Nations de l'Ontario se joignent aux Chefs du Québec et du Labrador pour faire appel à Ralph Goodale, Ministre de la Sécurité publique et de la Protection Civile, à honorer l'engagement du gouvernement fédéral d'assurer un financement équitable aux services de police des Premières Nations. Celui-ci est non seulement un service essentiel, mais représente aussi un droit humain d'offrir des communautés sûres et sécurisées à nos peuples.

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(Ottawa, December 6, 2017) The Chiefs of Ontario join the Chiefs of Quebec and Labrador in calling upon Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, to honour the federal government’s commitment to provide equitable funding for First Nation policing. This is not only an essential service, it is a human right to provide safe and secure communities for our peoples.       
 
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(Toronto, November 23, 2017) I applaud today’s introduction of the Indigenous Institutes Act, which will establish a third pillar of provincial post-secondary education, owned, controlled and governed by a First Nation council. This will create a distinct pathway towards earning a diploma, certificate or degree that reflects Indigenous knowledge, cultures and languages.   

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(November 23, 2017) Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day released this joint statement following the fourth annual Chiefs of Ontario Leaders in the Legislature event in Toronto:

“For the past three days, over 25 Provincial Cabinet Members and First Nations Chiefs from across the province met to discuss our shared interests, the challenges we face and the collaborative steps we are taking to move forward on our journey toward reconciliation.

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