Posted: November 18, 2014
First Nations organizations in Ontario are commemorating 20 years of programs and funding through the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy (AHWS) at a two-day anniversary conference in Thunder Bay. Posted: November 13, 2014
The lead administrator for London’s Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services, Darlene Ritchie, will receive the John Robinson Lifetime Contribution Award for her work in ending women abuse at a ceremony Thursday evening. Posted: November 13, 2014
Despite the fact that Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced 5 years of federal surplus today, Canada’s Aboriginal Affairs department is deep in the red, and inequitably underfunding services to First Nations.Posted: November 10, 2014
Every year on Remembrance Day I think about my grandfathers, father, uncles, and the 6,000 First Nations soldiers who served alongside the Canadian Forces throughout the First and Second World Wars.Posted: November 6, 2014
This week Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a $2.7 Billion income-splitting policy which will provide the greatest benefit to the highest income earners while short-handing low-income families.Posted: October 23, 2014
On Wednesday, October 22, people across Canada stood together, collectively watching a tragedy unfold in Ottawa. Posted: October 17, 2014
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians stands with First Nations Caring Society in historic decision.Posted: September 29, 2014
London, ON – Grand Chief Gordon Peters continues to express his optimism that the Government of Ontario will take the necessary steps towards greater collaboration with Indigenous leaders. On September 25th, 2014 the Government of Ontario publically released a series of mandate letters addressed to each Minister, an important step to increase Cabinet’s transparency and accountability.
Posted: September 19, 2014
Mayor Randy R. Hope and Members of Council of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and Chief Greg Peters and Council of the Delaware Nation - Moravian of the Thames request the honour of your presence at the official dedication of Tecumseh and allied indigenous nations monument.Posted: September 11, 2014
London, Ont - The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) is supportive of the new organization Canadians for A New Partnership (CFNP). This alliance is a positive step towards strengthening Indigenous-Canadian relationships.Posted: August 22, 2014
London, ON – Grand Chief Gordon Peters issued the following statement regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada. Posted: August 22, 2014
August 21, 2014 - As the 20th Anniversary of the day Sonya Nadine Mae was found, community is gathering together to honor her spirit and
Posted: August 13, 2014
raise more awareness about the issues of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. A reminder of an issue that has been happening for decades.
Saturday August 23, 2014 - Peaceful Solidarity Walk and Candle VigilPosted: July 21, 2014
First Nation leaders, Elders and citizens from across the region will gather along the Niagara River for two days to commemorate, celebrate and discuss the 250th Anniversary of the Treaty of Niagara.
Posted: July 9, 2014
London, ON –The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) welcomes the newly elected Chief and Council of the Oneida Nation of the Thames.Posted: June 10, 2014
LONDON, ON— The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians expressed its disappointment with the lack of discussion on First Nation issues during last week’s Ontario election leaders’ debate. Posted: June 4, 2014
Hiawatha First Nation, ON – The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) congratulates Gordon Peters, who was re-elected to the position of Grand Chief, and Denise Stonefish, who was re-elected to the position of Deputy Grand Chief, at its 45th Annual General Assembly.
Posted: June 3, 2014
Hiawatha First Nation, ON –The Hiawatha First Nation is hosting the 45th Annual General Assembly of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians. The Annual Assembly takes place on June 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2014.
Posted: May 26, 2014
London, ON — The proposed First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act falls far short of the five conditions set out by the National Chiefs Assembly. We had hoped that, based on the massive rejection of the First Nations Education Act, the federal government would have collaborated with First Nations in a meaningful dialogue on a new approach.Posted: May 20, 2014
Posted: May 9, 2014
Your refusal to meet with First Nations leadership to discuss Bill C-33, First Nations Control of First Nation Education Act is inconsistent with the honour of the Crown.
May 9, 2014 - We are committed to ensuring our children receive high quality education that is rooted in our languages and cultures and prepares them to contribute productively to their families, clans, communities, Indigenous nations, and country.
Posted: May 2, 2014
London, ON — Grand Chief Gordon Peters issued the following statement regarding the National Chief’s resignation:Posted: April 30, 2014
Since 1867, the Government of Canada has been paternalistic and adversarial in denying our inherent rights that flow from our homelands and violates our treaties with the Crown. Yet Canada never had the right to assume jurisdiction over our peoples and our lands.Posted: April 10, 2014
London, ON — The proposed First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act falls far short of the five conditions set out by the National Chiefs Assembly. In our initial reaction we had hoped that, based on the massive rejection of the First Nations Education Act, the federal government would have collaborated with First Nations in meaningful dialogue on a new approach.Posted: March 24, 2014
Enoch, Alberta – February 13, 2014: The National Indigenous Council of Elders (NICE) is hosting a three day forum on “Understanding Indian Trust Funds”. This forum will be held March 31 – April 2, 2014 at River Cree Resort in Enoch First Nation, Alberta.Posted: March 18, 2014
London, ON –The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) welcomes the newly elected Chief and Council of the Wahta Mohawks after their recent election.
Posted: February 12, 2014
This letter to follow-up to the letter sent on February 6, 2014 which provided notification regarding an imminent announcement to be made by the Prime Minister and National Chief Atleo regarding new investments in education and a framework to support First Nations control of First Nations education.Posted: February 5, 2014
Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians elections notice for Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief.Posted: December 3, 2013
London, ON – The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians member Chiefs refuse to accept any kind of Federal Education Act for First Nations. Grand Chief Gordon Peters will announce an action plan at the Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Canada building in Toronto.Posted: November 27, 2013
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians will be holding a Peaceful Rally on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 To Reject “A Proposal for a Bill on First Nation Education”
Posted: October 18, 2013
London, ON –The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians is deeply disappointed by yesterday’s Speech from the Throne in light of the preliminary observations delivered by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Posted: October 16, 2013
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians is holding a Youth Video Contest with amazing prizes for the best videos submissions.Posted: September 18, 2013
The Canada Ontario Resource Development Agreement (CORDA) program is now accepting applications from First Nations, their members and Treaty organizations. Posted: September 18, 2013
The Life Promotion Project is a 3 year pilot project that is being funded by the National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS), Health Canada to 2015. A collaboration between the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI), the Association of Iroquois & Allied Indians (AIAI), the Chiefs of Ontario/Ontario First Nations Young People’s Council and NAN, the project is being administered by NAN and targets 96 First Nation communities.Posted: August 19, 2013
Batchewana, ON – The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) is honored to announce that Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways will host the 2013 AIAI Elders Gathering. The annual event will take place on August 20, 21 and 22, and is expected to draw participants from AIAI member Nations as well as other local First Nation communities.Posted: June 4, 2013
AIAI'S 44th Annual General Assembly -
Posted: May 31, 2013
Pre-recorded on June 4, 5 and 6 at the New Community Hall on the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Territory.
London, ON – The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians member Nations Chiefs and Councils will be gathering in the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation for the 44th Annual AIAI General Assembly.
Posted: May 31, 2013
The Annual General Assembly is an opportunity for AIAI member Nations leadership to gather as a collective and discuss and develop strategies that address common impacting issues.
Hagersville, ON – The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) Grand Chief Gord Peters, and Deputy Grand Chief Denise Stonefish will join the AIAI Chiefs’ Council to hold a press conference during the last day of the AIAI Annual General Assembly in the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.Posted: April 15, 2013
London, ON – The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians’ (AIAI) is holding their Annual Meeting of the Health/Social Advisory Board (H/SAB) with the AIAI Chiefs Council at the Embassy Suites in Niagara Falls, Ontario on April 17th and 18th.Posted: March 22, 2013
London, ON – The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians’ (AIAI) Grand Chief Gord Peters expresses his disappointment with the recently announced 2013 Federal budget by describing the document as the Government’s attempt to maintain the status quo and a top down approach to First Nations issues.
Posted: January 29, 2013
London, ON - The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) extents its congratulations to Kathleen Wynne for her victory in the Ontario Liberal Party leadership race and looks forward to continuing its working relationship with the Liberal government.Posted: January 22, 2013
Please Join Us for the
Posted: January 14, 2013
MNCFN Solidarity March
Date: 24 January 2013
Time: 10:30 am start
Where: MNCFN Industrial Building,
78 Mississauga Road
There are currently eight pieces of legislation that will directly impact First Nations currently before Parliament, with two more impending Bills on First Nation education and private land ownership on-reserve. Posted: January 10, 2013
Do you have a natural resource management or conservation project in mind for your community or know of members planning to undertake work in this area? The Canada Ontario Resource Development Agreement (CORDA) program is now accepting applications from First Nations, their members and Treaty organizations. Posted: January 7, 2013
Greetings: We want to acknowledge all First Nation and non-First Nation citizens for raising awareness with respect to the plight of our people and for working with us to demand change and a more promising future for us all. Posted: December 13, 2012
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) commends the widespread, peaceful activities of grassroots Indigenous people participating in the Idle No More movement.Posted: December 11, 2012
The Southern First Nations Secretariat and London District Chiefs Council are proud to announce the beginning of the awareness campaign for the Rekindling Tecumseh’s Vision Conference scheduled for October 2013. The awareness campaign will be lead by a Traditional Messenger.Posted: November 20, 2012
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) is profoundly disappointed by Health Canada’s announcement to not interfere with the regulatory approval process for a generic form of OxyContin. Posted: November 5, 2012
The AIAI is proud to be hosting a three day conference that focuses on the topics of Indigenous Reclamation and self-determination, the week of November 5, 2012 in London, Ontario Canada.Posted: October 15, 2012
The AIAI invites you to attend an open working session for Indigenous Nations.Posted: October 4, 2012
The AIAI strongly disputes the “innovative” quality of the October 2nd, 2012 funding announcements made by the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. Posted: October 2, 2012
A Press Conference will take place October 3rd to clarify the Bow Lake Wind Farm Engagement position and accommodation process to date. Posted: September 7, 2012
The AIAI opposes the Federal government’s funding cuts to First Nation Organizations.Posted: September 7, 2012
In a press conference in Queens Park, Toronto, the Chiefs will share information regarding steps to be taken to enforce the terms of the Treaty. Posted: August 21, 2012
The AIAI is pleased that Hiawatha First Nation will host the 2012 Elders Gathering.Posted: July 26, 2012
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) Chiefs Council is meeting today and tomorrow in Batchewana. Posted: July 26, 2012
Despite heavy cuts from Health Canada, The AIAI will once again host a culturally based math and science summer camp that will go from Monday, July 30th to Wednesday August 1st, 2012 at the Fern Resort in Orillia, Ontario. Posted: July 18, 2012
On behalf of the eight member First Nations of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, we send our deepest respect and best wishes to Mr. Nelson Mandela on the occasion of his 94th birthday.Posted: July 18, 2012
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians congratulates Shawn A-in-chut Atleo on his successful re-election to the position of National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations on a decisive third ballot vote. Posted: June 27, 2012
In a traditional leadership selection process held at the All Ontario Chiefs Conference, Stan Beardy was chosen to lead the Chiefs of Ontario and serve as a member of the Assembly of First Nations Executive. Posted: June 20, 2012
The AIAI welcomes the Chief and Council of the Oneida Nation of the Thames after their recent election. Posted: June 20, 2012
Batchewana First Nation Chief and Council would like to invite everyone to celebration National Aboriginal Day 2012
Posted: June 18, 2012
at Whitefish Island (Soo Locks), tomorrow June 21, 2012.
Former students of the Mount Elgin Indian Residential
Posted: June 13, 2012
School will receive special recognition from their leaders and community members next week when a new monument is unveiled at Chippewas of the Thames First Nation.
Right To Play is officially accepting new applications from First Nations and Aboriginal organizations who are interested in partnering to deliver the PLAY.Posted: June 12, 2012
The AIAI urges the Ontario government to stop the proposed cuts to the Ontario Works program.Posted: June 8, 2012
Local political leaders are joining forces with a group of school children from Moraviantown as they participate in a national campaign to improve the lives of First Nations children living on reserves. Posted: June 6, 2012
The AIAI congratulates Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee on his re-election for Anishnabek Nation and Grand Chief Warren White on his election for Grand Council of Treaty #3.Posted: June 1, 2012
Dignitaries and guests from various levels of First Nation, Federal and Provincial governments converged at the Oneida Nation of the Thames Settlement this afternoon to officially opening the Oneida long Term Care Home. Posted: May 30, 2012
Today, at the Annual General Assembly of the AIAI, Gord Peters was elected to the position of Grand Chief.Posted: May 28, 2012
The AIAI is pleased to provide a draft agenda for the upcoming Annual General Assembly.Posted: May 25, 2012
The AIAI is excited to announce the live streaming of their Annual General Assembly from May 29th to June 1st, 2012.Posted: May 22, 2012
Chief Dean Sayers of Batchewana First Nation (BFN) will meet today (May 22, 2012) with his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Crown representatives, and First Nation Leaders from across Canada in a historic meeting to address outstanding Treaty issues.Posted: May 18, 2012
The AIAI is once again disappointed by Canada’s response to the recent report from the United Nations (UN) by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food.Posted: May 16, 2012
Indigenous leaders in Ontario are preparing for an annual meeting with the Premier on May 17th.Posted: May 11, 2012
The AIAI urges the Federal government to reconsider the cuts being made to the Indigenous Peoples in the areas of health.Posted: May 3, 2012
If you, or a member of your family attended the Mount Elgin Indian Residential School, a special event is being held in your honour.Posted: April 26, 2012
The AIAI offers its condolences to the family, friends, and community of a prominent figure in Chief Randy Kapashesit. Posted: March 30, 2012
The AIAI is not surprised by the release of the provincial or federal budgets this week.Posted: March 29, 2012
Batchewana First Nation (BFN) leadership expressed lack luster response to Ontario Premier McGuinty’s proposed budget announced yesterday, March 27, 2012.Posted: March 29, 2012
The Chiefs and Councils of the Curve Lake, Hiawatha and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nations are pleased to announce that the voting members of the three communities have voted to approve the settlement in the Islands in the Trent Flood claim.Posted: March 26, 2012
AIAI congratulates Thomas Mulcair on securing the leadership of the New Democratic Party (NDP).Posted: February 24, 2012
In the wake of heightening tensions with First Nations across Canada, Prime Minister Harper has congratulated his government on a check-mark approach to First Nation issues in its submission report to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) at the United Nations in Geneva.Posted: February 10, 2012
Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Kathleen Wynne, and Larry Tanenbaum of the Lawrence and Judith Tenenbaum Family Foundation extended an invitation to an important information meeting held in Toronto on February 9, 2012.Posted: February 8, 2012
On behalf of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, I offer my thanks for your contribution in making the Crown-First Nation Gathering a reality. Posted: February 6, 2012
As part of the Treaty Commission in Ontario Interim Initiative, the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) will be hosting a series of engagement sessions in February & March 2012.Posted: January 31, 2012
The AIAI welcomes Elly Antone back to the position of AIDS Educator after a one year Maternity leave.Posted: January 26, 2012
A historic meeting took place today where representatives from Canadian and First Nations Governments met to discuss priorities, dialogue on issues and highlight the importance of the relationship between the Government of Canada and the First Nations of Turtle Island.
Posted: January 25, 2012
The AIAI viewed yesterday’s historic Crown-First Nation Gathering as an opportunity for the government of Canada to reset the relationship with First Nations that would pave a path for peace, equality, trust and reconcile the Treaty and Nation to Nation relationship.Posted: January 23, 2012
First Nations from across the country will transform plans into action through a rally to be held on January 24, 2012 to send a clear message to all of Canada that the Treaties are living documents that are alive and well. Posted: January 17, 2012
The AIAI has clear expectations of the upcoming First Nations - Crown Gathering on January 24, 2012.Posted: January 13, 2012
Mark January 24 on your calendars for a Rally and Day of Action In Honour of the Treaties.Posted: January 11, 2012
AIAI offers its heart-felt condolences to the families, friends and community of the North Spirit Lake First Nation following yesterday’s tragic plane crash near their northwestern Ontario community. Posted: December 15, 2011
AIAI welcomes the Chief and Council of the Mississaugas of the New Credit after their recent election.Posted: December 12, 2011
The AIAI are remembering S Carol Hill today, a dear colleague who passed suddenly one year ago.Posted: December 5, 2011
AIAI welcomes the Chief and Council of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte after their recent election. Posted: December 2, 2011
AIAI is outraged by the Federal Government’s handling of the Attawapiskat Crisis.Posted: November 28, 2011
Deadline of Dec 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm for Aboriginal Women's Programming Elements of the Department of Canadian Heritage Grants.Posted: November 24, 2011
WHAT A SHAM!! This bill is just another diversionary tactic by the Government of Canada to refocus the Canadian general public away from the real substantive issues facing First Nations.
Posted: November 18, 2011
Grand Chief Denise Stonefish issued the following statement in response to the Liberal motion introduced yesterday to Parliament:Posted: November 16, 2011
AIAI stands behind life-long advocate for aboriginal children, Cindy Blackstock.Posted: November 15, 2011
The Delaware Nation at Moraviantown
Posted: November 10, 2011
will officially launch its new Lenape Justice Project on Monday, November 14, 2011.
AIAI would like to honour and pay special tribute to all First Nations Veterans and Warriors on Remembrance Day. Posted: November 8, 2011
AIAI Chiefs Council has appointed Gord Peters to the position of Deputy Grand Chief at their meeting on Thursday of last week. Posted: October 20, 2011
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) commends Member of Provincial Parliament, Kathleen Wynne on her appointment as Minister of Aboriginal Affairs for the McGuinty government.Posted: October 7, 2011
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) extends its congratulations to Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Liberal Party on their re-election to a third term at the helm in Ontario government.Posted: October 6, 2011
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) took a large step forward in establishing a web presence today.Posted: October 4, 2011
A record of the questions was collected during the town hall and not all of them were addressed. To see a list of questions that did not get addressed and were forwarded to the respective parties after the Posted: October 3, 2011
Watch the video coverage for the First Nations-focused town hall held on Oct 3rd.Posted: September 29, 2011
AIAI TO HOST PROVINCIAL ELECTION TOWN HALL AT FRIENDSHIP CENTRE
Posted: September 29, 2011
CORDA Extends application deadline to October 24, 2011Posted: September 26, 2011
In a sudden and unexpected move, Grand Chief Randall Phillips announced that he is leaving First Nation politics. The Chiefs Council of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) accepted the resignation at a special meeting held on September 19, 2011. Though Grand Chief Phillips recently entered his second term with AIAI, September 30, 2011 will be his last day of office.