Grand Treaty #3 acts as an advocacy for the 28 communities through community consultation and community engagement where members share the challenges that they face for their families and communities. The information gathered from community consultation and community engagement sessions prompt reports and discussions as well as recommendations that address many of the issues and concerns identified.
Grand Treaty #3 is committed to government liaison with policy makers and decision makers to continue to lobby for the indigenous rights of the people whether the policies pertain to health, education, child welfare, missing and indigenous women, drug abuse, economic development, treaty rights, land, welfare, environment or truth and reconciliation.
A Call For Answers.
On the evening May 6, 2017, Tammy Keeash and Josiah Begg, two teenagers from First Nation communities, went missing in Thunder Bay. Less than two weeks later on May 18, Josiah Begg, 14, of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug was pulled from the McIntyre River. He had travelled 600 kilometres with his father from the fly-in community to Thunder Bay in order to access counselling services not available in the First Nation.
Grand Council Treaty 3 joins Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Rainy River First Nations in a call for RCMP to investigate the Thunder Bay River Deaths and lack of confidence in the Thunder Bay Police Services.