London, Ontario June 17h, 2021 – At the 47th Annual All Ontario Chiefs Conference (AOCC), on Day 2, Roseanne Archibald spoke about her term as Ontario Regional Chief (ORC) and extended her thanks to all assembled and good luck for the new ORC that is to be elected. A number of candidates were seeking the office of ORC such as Larry Sault, Jason Smallboy, Elaine Johnson, Sasha Maracle, Nathan Wright, and Glen Hare. Glen Hare of M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island was announced at the end of the day as the New Ontario Regional Chief.
Grand Chief Joel Abram of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians says “The election had many worthy candidates and any of them would make an excellent ORC. I congratulate Glen Hare on his new office and I look forward to working with him and discussing with him a wide range of issues from education to health, from child welfare to housing, and many other topics.” Deputy Grand Chief Stacia Loft adds “I would like to welcome the new ORC to his position, and I am eager to speak with him on plans to move ahead for the good of our Indigenous Communities and Peoples. I would also like to thank Roseanne for all her work on behalf of our people and that she has a bright future in whatever she does.”
Glen Hare is elected to the office of Ontario Regional Chief, with 56 votes, which is a three-year term. Previously, Glen Hare had been a Grand Council Chief and Deputy Grand Council Chief for the Anishinabek Nation.