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TORONTO, ON (May 22, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says there needs to be long term changes to legislation and policies within the Ontario justice system in light of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling.

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TORONTO, ON (May 20, 2015) --- Six members from the Mushkegowuk Nation are walking to Ottawa to be part of the closing ceremonies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada scheduled for May 31 to June 3.

Arriving in Toronto last week, the TRC Walkers visited Queen’s Park, met with Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy and are continuing their journey to Ottawa, expecting to arrive on May 30.

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TORONTO, ON (May 13, 2015) --- On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, I want to offer our condolences and prayers to the community and families of the two Tyendinaga citizens who passed last week.

It is a difficult time to know that these two men, both of whom were only in their twenties, left this world so soon.

Our best wishes to the families and community.

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TORONTO, ON (May 7, 2015) --- Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the recently passed controversial anti-terrorism bill violates the rights and freedoms that were upheld by the introduction of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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TORONTO, ON (April 23, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the 2015 Ontario Budget does not answer how Ontario will work with First Nations over the next year.

“Ontario’s Budget does not clearly invest in the needs of First Nations,” said Regional Chief Beardy. “Chiefs of Ontario will need to look closely at the budget to determine whether this budget is a positive step towards building relationships with First Nations.”