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September 13th marks the 7th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a consensus global human rights instrument. The Declaration calls on all states to safeguard the traditional land and resource rights of Indigenous peoples, including legal title to lands. The Declaration also requires fair and transparent mechanisms to ensure any disputes over lands and resources are resolved in a just and timely manner.

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TORONTO, ON (Sept 9, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy supports the Canadians for a New Partnership announcement made last week by former Prime Ministers and First Nation leaders calling it a vital step forward in beginning a new dialogue among Canadians that will raise an awareness of First Nation priorities.

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TORONTO, ON (August 28, 2014) - Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy expressed his full support for the National Roundtable on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women called for by National Chief Ghislain Picard and Provincial Premiers yesterday.

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TORONTO, ON (AUGUST 19, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the new First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES) released yesterday highlights the need for Canada to improve health standards in First Nation communities and underscores the fact that communities continue to face significant barriers to accessing safe and healthy food.

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TORONTO, ON (AUGUST 19, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is devastated by the news of Tina Fontaine, the 15-year-old girl found dead in the Red River Sunday and demands that federal government stand with all Canadians in their plea to launch a national inquiry into the missing and murdered aboriginal women across Canada.

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