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ORC RoseAnne Archibald Statement on COVID-19

Create: 03/16/2020 - 21:04

The Chiefs of Ontario and the Leadership Council are working to ensure that First Nations in Ontario are prepared for the potential impacts of COVID-19. On Thursday, March 12, 2020, as you are aware, the WHO characterized COVID-19, a new strain of influenza as a pandemic, which means that there is a spread of a new virus worldwide.

Federal Court approves Federal Indian Day Schools settlement

Create: 08/21/2019 - 00:26

The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement on August 19, 2019:

"The mistreatment of Indigenous children is a tragic and shameful part of Canada's history that has had devastating effects on generations of families. Canada is deeply committed to reconciliation and healing, and will continue the important work of making amends for past wrongs.

Statement by Chief Leo Friday on Kashechewan flooding

Create: 05/03/2019 - 04:36

Next week, plans are underway for Kashechewan First Nation youth to witness another promise: the signing of the implementation agreement to begin the relocation of the Kashechewan community to higher grounds, agreed by both party governments of Canada Minister Seamas O’Regan and Ontatio Government Minister Greg Rickford and Kashechewan First Nation Chief, Leo Friday.

The report Chief Friday sent to Kashechewan [citizens] as per what we was agreed upon with both ministers in the pass few days…

Dear [Citizens] of Kashechewan,

Jordin Tootoo named a keynote presenter at Vision Quest 2019

Create: 04/19/2019 - 03:52

The Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show, Canada’s longest running Indigenous business, community and economic development conference, is pleased to announce that Jordin Tootoo and Lorne Cardinal will be one of this year’s Keynote Presenters.

JORDIN TOOTOO, NHL’s First Inuk Player, Author of All the Way
Keynote Presenter, Wednesday May 15

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