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Toronto (Jan 20, 2015) – On behalf of the First Nation leaders in Ontario, Regional Chief Stan Beardy expresses his deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of young Makayla Sault who tragically passed away yesterday at her home located in the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation. 

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Toronto (Jan 9, 2015) – As the federal government commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir John A. Macdonald, the first prime minister of Canada this week, First Nation leaders from Ontario are asking the public to educate themselves about his devastating policies against Indigenous people that have impacted generations to this day under the Harper government.

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Toronto (Jan 6, 2015) – Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy congratulates Deborah Richardson on her appointment to the Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs making her the first First Nations female to be appointed to this position.

Toronto (Dec 19, 2014) – Acting Ontario Regional Chief Ava Hill congratulates the Governments of Canada and Ontario on finalizing the renewed Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (COA).

Acting Ontario Regional Chief Hill said the inclusion of First Nations voices in the Canada-Ontario agreement to improve Great Lakes quality is a positive step forward in acknowledging the critical role Traditional Knowledge has in environmental decision making.

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TORONTO, ON (December 11, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy said he is not surprised by the latest confrontation in Ipperwash Beach calling it a consequence of non-communication and a lack of movement from Ontario on the Ipperwash recommendations made over seven years ago.

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