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Thunder Bay, ON (June 28, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day welcomes the long-awaited and much-needed recommendations made today regarding the inquest into the deaths of the seven youth in the city of Thunder Bay.

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Thunder Bay, ON (June 27, 2016) --- On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, Regional Chief Isadore Day extends warm greetings to the Youth, Elders, Leadership and citizens participating in this week’s 42nd Annual All-Ontario Chiefs Conference (AOCC) hosted by the Independent First Nations, in the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation and the Robinson Superior Treaty.

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On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, Regional Chief Isadore Day offers his sincere condolences to the family and community of Chiefs of Ontario Elder Ella Dawn Green of Shoal Lake No #39 (Iskatewizaagegan) who passed on earlier this week.

Toronto, ON (June 23, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says the recent federal launch of a comprehensive review of environmental and regulatory process will test the federal government’s recognition of First Nations jurisdiction over environment.

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This June 21 is the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day, and most likely the last year we will be referring to this title. Next year, we will be celebrating National Indigenous Day, or more appropriately, National Indigenous and Reconciliation Day. Moving forward, we should not just be celebrating Indigenous culture but, more importantly, educating Canadians about who we are, and how we want to secure our rightful place in this country.