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Toronto (Nov 27, 2015) – First Nations Chiefs received strong commitments to move forward on major First Nations priority issues after two days of face to face meetings with Ontario Cabinet Ministers this week.
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Climate Change Human Rights & INDIGENOUS Peoples
As the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) begins meeting to adopt a Protocol on Climate Change November 30th in Paris, it is imperative that Indigenous Peoples’ participation in convention processes be a priority.

Toronto (Nov 25, 2015) – Today, November 25, marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Statistics show that First Nations women and girls are disproportionately affected by violence. With over 1,200 reported cases of violence, eradicating this systemic issue against Indigenous women is a Canada-wide priority.

Toronto (Nov 24, 2015) – First Nations Chiefs from across Ontario are meeting this week at the ‘Leaders in the Legislature’ event with Ontario Cabinet Ministers to discuss collaborative actions on First Nations priority issues. Later today, Premier Kathleen Wynne will address the Chiefs in Assembly, followed by a joint session on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's recommendations.