First Nations Chiefs in Ontario to meet with Premiere and Ministers at three-day gathering

Posted by: Ira Timothy
in: News Release

MEDIA ADVISORY |Chiefs from the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians will join Chiefs from First Nations across Ontario for a three-day gathering at Queen’s Park this week. The gathering will include roundtable discussions with Cabinet Members, culminating in a meeting with Premiere Kathleen Wynne on Friday. The purpose of the gathering is to renew a committed relationship between First Nations and the Province of Ontario in order to find a path forward on key issues affecting Fist Nations communities.

Topics of discussion at the roundtables will include resource benefit/revenue sharing, treaty awareness, mental health promotion, palliative and long-term care, clean drinking water, education, poverty alleviation, and missing and murdered Indigenous women.

KEY MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
WHAT                   Statement in the Legislature – Treaty Awareness
WHEN                   Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WHAT                   Cabinet Roundtables and Honouring the Chiefs Gala
WHEN                   Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WHAT                   Meeting with Premiere Kathleen Wynne
WHEN                   Friday, November 28, 2014


ABOUT AIAI
AIAI is mandated as a Provincial Territorial Organization (PTO) to defend and enhance the Aboriginal and Treaty rights of our seven member First Nations. Our member nations include: Batchewana First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Delaware Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and the Wahta Mohawks. Learn more at www.aiai.on.ca, on Twitter@AIAI_comms and on Facebook.

CONTACT
For more information, please contact Suzanne Morrison at smorrison@aiai.on.ca or 519.281.6238.

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