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TORONTO, ON (AUGUST 19, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the new First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES) released yesterday highlights the need for Canada to improve health standards in First Nation communities and underscores the fact that communities continue to face significant barriers to accessing safe and healthy food.

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TORONTO, ON (AUGUST 19, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is devastated by the news of Tina Fontaine, the 15-year-old girl found dead in the Red River Sunday and demands that federal government stand with all Canadians in their plea to launch a national inquiry into the missing and murdered aboriginal women across Canada.

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TORONTO, ON (AUGUST 11, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy supports a decision of the Ontario Superior Court to allow residential school survivors the choice of preserving records of their testimony for future generations.

TORONTO, ON (AUGUST 8, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy acknowledges The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples today and says the federal government has a long way to go to meet the demands and implement the rights of Indigenous peoples.

The focus of this year's International Day is "Bridging the gap: implementing the rights of Indigenous peoples."

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A Notice of Assertion was announced at Press Conference July 29 on the steps of Queens Park. Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy along with Ogichidaa Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 Warren White, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Harvey Yesno, Serpent River Chief Isadore Day and Grassy Narrows Chief Roger Fobister each made statements.

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