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First Nation leaders from Ontario announce next steps forward after three days of meetings with Premier and Cabinet Ministers

Ontario Regional Chief and Grand Chiefs met with Premier Kathleen Wynne and members of her Cabinet Friday morning following three days of focussed dialogue between First Nations leaders and the Province. First Nations leaders are calling the time well spent and a clear signal that the Province is willing to move forward on addressing critical issues in First Nation communities. “Our chiefs called...
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Ontario Chiefs and Province discuss key issues affecting First Nations communities

Chiefs from across Ontario will enter into the second of a three-day meeting with the Ontario Government today, focusing on roundtable discussions with several members of Premiere Kathleen Wynne’s Cabinet. 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 communiti...
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Ontario announces commitment to develop Treaty Awareness Day

The Province of Ontario has committed to moving forward with the development of a Treaty Awareness day, announced the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs David Zimmer in the Provincial Legislature today. “We support the initiative of a Treaty Awareness Day, and know that there is a benefit to educating residents of Ontario about their responsibilities to the treaties,” said Grand Chief Gord Peters o...
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First Nations Chiefs in Ontario to meet with Premiere and Ministers at three-day gathering

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 Nati...
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Aboriginal Affairs department uses infrastructure funds to keep social and education programs afloat but still underfunded

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. Internal documents released from within the department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) show that the department has shifted half a billion dollars internally ...
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Ready and Prepared for Greater Collaboration with the Provincial Cabinet

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. Mandate letters are i...
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AIAI Disappointed with Lack of Discussion on First Nation Issues in Ontario Election Debate

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. While candidates were given the opportunity to speak to a number of issues in the “Question and Answer” style debate, no question related to First Nations issues was posed to the candidates. The candidates themselves ...
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