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Chiefs of Ontario News

October 28, 2014

There are over 300,000 Indigenous people living in Ontario, many of whom live in urban centres and First Nation communities bordering major municipalities.  When municipal elections take place within Ontario, such as they did yesterday—a growing number of Indigenous people take to the polls increasing voter turnout which has risen an estimated 52.1% this year.

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TORONTO, ON (Oct 23, 2014)

As Ontario Regional Chief, I wish to extend my condolences to the family and loved ones of the Canadian Forces member who was killed in yesterday’s horrifying attack in Ottawa. I also wish to extend my thoughts and prayers to those who were injured or harmed.

I also wish to commend the bravery of the men and women who courageously protected the lives of others.

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TORONTO, ON (Oct 16, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief is calling upon all communities in Ontario to stand with all First Nations children for the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal taking place October 20-24 as the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada makes its final arguments for the betterment of the First Nations child welfare in this country.

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TORONTO, ON (Oct 7, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy expressed his sorrow and frustration at the recent passing of a 20-year-old high school student in Thunder Bay this past weekend.

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TORONTO, ON (Oct 3, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy stands in support of the Sisters in Spirit Vigils to be held tomorrow across the country that honours the thousands of Indigenous women and girls who have either disappeared or have been found murdered in Canada.