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AIAI CONGRATULATES CHIEF LAURIE CARR ON HER RE-ELECTION IN HIAWATHA

London, Ontario January 22nd, 2021 – The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians would like to extend their congratulations to Laurie Carr of Hiawatha First Nation, Mississaugas of Rice Lake, on her re-election to Chief. Chief Carr will continue her work for her Citizens and Community and proudly follows in the footsteps of her father Frank Cowie who was Chief of Hiawatha from 1977 to 1997....
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Weekly COVID-19 Update – Jan 20th, 2021

Provincial Restrictions & Public Health Measures Stay at Home Order and State of Emergency On January 13th, 2021, the province declared an immediately effective state of emergency and implemented a province-wide stay at home order. This order requires everyone to remain at home, leaving for essential purposes only. Examples of essential purposes include: • Going to the grocery store or pharma...
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MIKE HARRIS’ NOMINATION TO THE ORDER OF ONTARIO A STEP BACK IN RECONILIATION

London, Ontario January 4th, 2020 – The words and deeds of Mike Harris when he served as Premier of Ontario still echo today as loud as they did when he was quoted as saying “I want those f**king Indians out of the park”.  The man that profited off of the suffering of seniors, pressured police action that led to the death of Anthony Dudley George, and who took responsibility for the Walkerto...
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BRAYDEN BUSHBY FOUND GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER OF AN INDIGENOUS WOMAN AN OUTRAGE

London, Ontario December 17th, 2020 – On December 14th Brayden Bushby was convicted of manslaughter for the death of Barbara Kentner.  His conviction, which was reduced from second degree murder to manslaughter, is an insult to this tragedy and is the latest in a long line of behavior that is indicative of racism in our justice system. Grand Chief Joel Abram states “In the past, while in th...
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Weekly COVID-19 Update

Confirmed Cases First Nations in Ontario According to regional reports, there were 26 new positive results among First Nations people over the past week, which is about the same amount of new cases reported the week prior. Twenty of the new cases were among people living outside of First Nation communities and six of the new cases were in communities. There are currently 14 active COVID-1...
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Batchewana First Nation Water Treatment Plant

Goulais, ON – Today is a very important day for the members of the Batchewana First Nation (BFN). For too long, murky undrinkable water for Goulais and Obadjiwan residents has meant that bottled water had to be utilized at a tremendous cost. After a ground breaking ceremony that was held today for a new Water Treatment Facility, all residents will have access to fresh clean drinking water appr...
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Employment Opportunity – Social Development Policy Advisor

The Social Development – Policy Advisor is a professional technical position involving the planning, organization, evaluation, and analysis of policy, in the areas of Social Services at a Provincial, Federal and First Nation level.The Social Development – Policy Advisor must have a strong capacity to earn trust and demonstrate leadership and creativity in supporting a broad range of Social Servi...
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Weekly COVID-19 Update – Dec 10th

Confirmed Cases First Nations in Ontario According to last week’s regional report, there are 449 cumulative cases of COVID-19 amongst First Nations people in Ontario, with 176 in and 273 outside of First Nation communities. There were 27 more cases reported last week, 22 of which were people living outside communities and 5 of which were inside communities. There are currently 14 active COVID-19 ...
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CANADIAN VIEW ON UNDRIP QUESTIONABLE AT BEST

London, Ontario December 4th, 2020 – Bill C-15 was tabled by Justice Minister David Lametti, on December 3rd, with the claim that the bill would chart a path forward for implementing the rights set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP).  Despite this claim the government is pushing forward with the aim of doing so under their own interpretation and...
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