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(Ottawa, le 6 décembre 2017) Les Chefs de Premières Nations de l'Ontario se joignent aux Chefs du Québec et du Labrador pour faire appel à Ralph Goodale, Ministre de la Sécurité publique et de la Protection Civile, à honorer l'engagement du gouvernement fédéral d'assurer un financement équitable aux services de police des Premières Nations. Celui-ci est non seulement un service essentiel, mais représente aussi un droit humain d'offrir des communautés sûres et sécurisées à nos peuples.

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(Ottawa, December 6, 2017) The Chiefs of Ontario join the Chiefs of Quebec and Labrador in calling upon Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, to honour the federal government’s commitment to provide equitable funding for First Nation policing. This is not only an essential service, it is a human right to provide safe and secure communities for our peoples.       
 
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(Toronto, November 23, 2017) I applaud today’s introduction of the Indigenous Institutes Act, which will establish a third pillar of provincial post-secondary education, owned, controlled and governed by a First Nation council. This will create a distinct pathway towards earning a diploma, certificate or degree that reflects Indigenous knowledge, cultures and languages.   

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(November 23, 2017) Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day released this joint statement following the fourth annual Chiefs of Ontario Leaders in the Legislature event in Toronto:

“For the past three days, over 25 Provincial Cabinet Members and First Nations Chiefs from across the province met to discuss our shared interests, the challenges we face and the collaborative steps we are taking to move forward on our journey toward reconciliation.

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(Toronto, November 10, 2017) On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, I congratulate the family of the late Gaylord Powless upon his induction yesterday into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Powless was arguably the best lacrosse player in the world when he played from the 1960s to 1980s. At the age of 17, he won the Tom Longboat Award as the best First Nation athlete in Canada. Powless also led numerous teams to amateur and professional championships during his career.

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