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TORONTO, ON (Mar 22, 2016) – Since 1993, March 22 has been designated by the United Nations as World Water Day, a day of international observance and an opportunity to bring awareness to issues related to the future of the water around the globe. “Water Day reminds us all of our responsibility to the future,” said Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day. “Water is the greatest gift that Mother Earth provides for all of us, and it is our duty to preserve and protect our water sources, so future generations will continue to experience that gift.”

TORONTO, ON (Mar 22, 2016) – “Today’s federal budget has finally begun to deliver on much needed funding – $8.4 billion over five years – that should start to reverse the tide of poverty and despair that has devastated far too many of our communities and destroyed far too many lives” said Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day.

Dear President Barrack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

In advance of tomorrow’s bilateral meetings, First Nations in Ontario want to remind both leaders that a true nation-to-nation relationship goes beyond renewing and strengthening American and Canadian ties. The nation-to-nation relationship must fully involve the Indigenous peoples of North America as equal partners, especially when it comes to the critical responsibility of combating climate change.