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(North Caribou Lake First Nation, October 18, 2017)  “This new bridge has taken four years of planning and preparation thanks to the hard work of Chief Dinah Kanate and her council. No longer will North Caribou Lake residents and visitors be limited to the declining duration of an ice bridge and winter road to the south. Due to climate change, what was once a winter road season of 50 – 60 days has now become as low as 20 days, and in some cases, winter roads are the only way families are connected.

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(Toronto, October 11, 2017)   “Today marks the International Day of the Girl, which was created by the United Nations in 2011. Today and every day, we celebrate girls around the world in the face of threats, discrimination, and issues of their well-being. I especially want to encourage First Nation girls to always remember that they are integral members of their families and communities.

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(Toronto, October 6, 2017)  “On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, I congratulate Chief Marcia Brown Martel, who was the lead plaintiff in this long and painful journey towards justice on behalf of the estimated 20,000 60s scoop survivors. While today is a major victory, no amount of money can truly compensate for being taken away from your family as a child.

(Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation, October 5, 2017) “Today’s announcement that TransCanada has abandoned its proposed Energy East pipeline project is a major victory for all who support the protection of our lands, our waters, and air for future generations,” said Regional Chief Isadore Day.  “Right from the beginning, our Peoples were almost unanimously opposed to a 4,600 kilometre pipeline – running from Alberta to New Brunswick – that had the potential for major long-term environmental disaste

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(Toronto, October 2, 2017) Tomorrow, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host a First Ministers Meeting with National Indigenous leaders that will focus on ways to include our Peoples in strong, sustainable economic growth. For Ontario First Nations, there is a broad range of needs from access to a sufficient land base, to access to investment and capital in order to establish or expand economic opportunities.