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September 13th marks the 7th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a consensus global human rights instrument. The Declaration calls on all states to safeguard the traditional land and resource rights of Indigenous peoples, including legal title to lands. The Declaration also requires fair and transparent mechanisms to ensure any disputes over lands and resources are resolved in a just and timely manner.

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."

TORONTO, ON (JULY 21, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy Congratulates the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team representing the Haudenosaunee Confederacy on their third place finish in the World Lacrosse Championship this Saturday in Denver.