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TORONTO, ON (Jan 13, 2017) --- Secwepemc First Nation leader, activist and intellect Arthur Manuel passed this week at the age of 66. He is the father of five children. A residential school survivor, Mr. Manuel was a four-term chief of the Neskonlith Indian Band and three-term chair of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council. He followed in the steps of his father, George, who was an original founder and leader of the National Indian Brotherhood in the 1970s, which later became the Assembly of First Nations.

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TORONTO, ON (Jan 12, 2017) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says that Chiefs across the province are adamant that while Prime Minister Trudeau travels the country he must make the time to visit with First Nation communities, particularly the ones that are experiencing extreme social emergencies such as youth suicide and grinding poverty.

Serpent River, ON (Dec 22, 2016)  --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is calling the reported actions of the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) an indignity to the community who just lost lives in a tragic house fire last week.

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December 22, 2016

On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, I wish all our chiefs and citizens a safe and happy holiday season.

Firstly, please drive carefully on the roads and highways, and try to avoid driving during storms and on winter roads unless they have been officially opened. Stay warm, dry and where you can – please extend the same to those in need.

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Toronto (Dec 15, 2016)  --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is offering his condolences to the family and community of Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation after a tragic house fire Wednesday morning.