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AIAI STANDS WITH INDIGENOUS SEEKING JUSTICE ON NATIONAL DAY OF AWARENESS OF MMIWG

London, Ontario May 5th, 2022 – It’s heinous and hard to imagine that we still live in a time where Indigenous women face discrimination based on their race and gender.  The fact that Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls continues to be a pressing issue and concern in our communities requiring immediate attention, makes the issue even more tragic.  Across Canada Indigenous Pe...
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PLEDGES IN 2022 ONTARIO BUDGET
FALLS SHORT OF NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS

London, Ontario May 2nd, 2022 – On April 28th, the 2022 Ontario provincial budget was released and the changes in the budget in regard to the needs of Indigenous Peoples falls and is an overall disappointment. Grand Chief Joel Abram states “In the 2022 budget under ‘Ontario’s Plan to Build’ there is a section marked on working with Indigenous Partners to invest $25 million over three years to su...
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EARTH DAY MEANS MORE THAN JUST CLIMATE CHANGE TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

London, Ontario April 22nd, 2022 – The theme for Earth Day this year from earthday.org is ‘Invest in Our Planet’ and the website calls for governments, citizens and businesses to do their part to find solutions to combat climate change. While this is a noble theme the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians have a different standpoint that relates to the responsibilities that Indigenous People...
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FEDERAL BUDGET SHORT ON DETAILS AND HIGH IN RHETORIC FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

London, Ontario April 8th, 2022 – The 2022 Federal budget has not changed much from previous years in terms of Canada’s commitments to Indigenous Peoples and further lacks details on how to meet our substantive needs. A strong focus in this year’s budget is Jordan’s Principle and, Housing in Indigenous Communities however, there is a substantial focus on initiatives, with little to no details on ...
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AIAI ADDRESSES THE APOLOGY FROM THE POPE

London, Ontario April 1st, 2022 – First Nation, Metis, and Inuit delegates who travelled to the Vatican to seek an apology from Pope John Francis for the Catholic Church’s role in Residential Schools, will return home with an apology. Accompanied by Catholic Bishops, the Pope spoke with the delegation and addressed a formal apology. Grand Chief Joel Abram states “On one hand I am very pleased ...
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AIAI RECOGNIZES WORLD WATER DAY WITH VIDEO TEACHINGS

London, Ontario March 22nd, 2022 – Today is World Water Day and the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians would like to highlight the importance of the role water plays in the lives of Indigenous Peoples. Every day many Indigenous communities are without clean drinking water due to inadequate facilities, infrastructure and pollution. AIAI wants to recognize the water through songs and teachi...
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Employment Opportunity

Policy Advisor – Health – Contract (March 31, 2023) Position:  Policy Advisor – Health Accountability:  Health and Wellness Manager Summary/Description The Association of Iroquois & Allied Indians, a First Nation Political Territorial Organization, is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Policy Advisor – Health. The individual will work closely w...
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AIAI SIGNS EXTENSION OF MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING WITH GOVERNMENT

London, Ontario March 16th, 2022 – In 2017 The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians signed a Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Education with the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada. We are pleased to announce that the current MOU has been extended for another five years. The extension of the MOU comes in part due to the resounding success of language and traditi...
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AIAI REFLECTS ON PINK SHIRT DAY

London, Ontario February 23rd, 2022 – February 23rd is Pink Shirt Day which marks the fight against bullying and to raise awareness on issues of self-esteem and mental health.  It is more important than ever in these times that we unite in our anti-bullying efforts given the recent events of racism, appropriation and the need to support each other. Grand Chief Joel Abram says “Bullying ha...
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AIAI ASKS YOU TO REMEMBER THOSE THAT ARE NOT WITH US TODAY

London, Ontario February 14th, 2022 – Many people associate Valentine’s Day with a symbol of a heart to show love and affection. However, among Indigenous Nations our hearts remain broken with the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit+. Across the Nation a number of memorials are taking place to honour those that are not with us today and to serve as a reminder,...
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