Grand Council Treaty #3 Requests Manitoba Residents and Cottagers Stay Home

The Office of the Ogichidaa and Grand Council Treaty 3 are adding their voices to the plea of many First Nation communities that cottagers remain at their primary residences at this time. Echoing the concerns of MPP Rickford, over this past weekend there was an alarming number of Manitoba residents entering the Kenora region to open up camps and cottages […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Gerald Lewis on his re-election as Chief of Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent Nation

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Chief Gerald Lewis of Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent Nation on his re-election for a third term this past Thursday. “Chief Lewis has been a strong advocate for his community,” said Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. “I am certain that with his re-election we can continue to work together to advance […]

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Provincial and Federal Governments Announce COVID-19 Response Packages

Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 Wednesday the Ontario Government unveiled its Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19. The $17 billion package includes $7 billion in new spending and $10 billion in tax breaks and deferrals designed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes the following: In Health care: $935 million in additional funding […]

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Indigenous Travel Grant for Students returning Home

The Ontario Student Assistance Program has an Indigenous Travel Grant available to eligible students requiring financial assistance to return home from distant locations. Please see the attached for more information, or visit the website at: https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/en/A-ZListofAid/PRDR019262.html For more information:Geraldine Kakeeway Student Success AdvisorConfederation College Email: gekakeew@confederationcollege.ca

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Grand Council Treaty #3 and the Office of the Ogichidaa Advises Treaty #3 Citizens to Shelter in Place Due to COVID-19

Grand Council Treaty #3 is requesting all of its citizens to stay home as much as possible to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 as the province of Ontario moves to close all non-essential businesses and the Government of Canada continues advising people to stay home. People should only leave their homes for essential needs […]

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Nibi Declaration and Video for World Water Day

World Water Day, is an opportunity to recognize the importance of water and provide opportunities to inspire people to learn more about our sacred relationship with water. This sacred relationship and responsibility to water is reflected in the Grand Council of Treaty #3’s (GCT3’s) Nibi (Water) Declaration. The Declaration provides teachings and principles to help […]

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Grand Council Treaty#3 Staff Begin Working Remotely

Kenora, ON — The declaration of COVID-19 as a worldwide health pandemic is having an impact on our lives, business operations and the way we interact with one another. With this in mind, we continue to monitor and assess the updates provided by the Government of Canada and Public Health. This information guides our approach […]

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Grand Council Treaty#3 Travel Restrictions

Ogichidaa Kavanaugh has recommended that travel restrictions be implemented in an effort to protect citizens and our communities from the COVID-19 virus.  The COVID-19 virus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.  We all have a role and responsibility in making decisions that support the health and well being of our Nation.  […]

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NAN & GCT#3 Call for Postponement of Hockey Tournaments

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT#3) Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh are appealing to organizers for the postponement of the Northern Bands and Little Native Hockey League Hockey Tournaments next week. “The threat posed by COVID-19 is causing great concern in our First Nations and there […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Brian Perrault on his re-election as Chief of Couchiching First Nation

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Chief Brian Perrault of Couchiching First Nation on his re-election for a third term this past Wednesday. “Chief Perrault has been a strong advocate for our inherent and Treaty rights in his own community and across Treaty 3,” said Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. “His re-election ensures […]

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