Press Releases

December 4, 2017

Ogichidaa Kavanaugh Statement on the MMIWG National Inquiry Hearing in Thunder Bay

The National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls begins this week in Thunder Bay from December 4-6, 2017. Ogichdaa Francis Kavanaugh stated, “on behalf of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty#3 I would like to extend our thoughts to the families who are at the NorWester Hotel in Thunder Bay this week. We […]

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October 18, 2017

Grand Council Treaty#3 Expression of Condolences to Gord Downie Family

“On behalf of the Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty#3, I would like to extend our condolences to the family of Gord Downie and our thanks to the Downie family for sharing Gord with us. We are all deeply saddened by his passing.”, stated Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. Gord Downie was an amazing musician who connected to others […]

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September 20, 2017

Open Letter to Senator Beyak

On behalf of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 I would like to express my profound disappointment with your recent comments, again, and the lack of judgement you exercised in making those comments. As a Senator who has resided within the Treaty #3 territory, I am gravely concerned about your lack of understanding. You continue […]

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September 7, 2017

Ontario and Grand Council Treaty 3 Continue to Work Together to Support Anishinaabe Children, Youth and Families

Ontario and Grand Council Treaty 3 Continue to Work Together to Support Anishinaabe Children, Youth and Families Province and Grand Council Treaty 3 Sign Relationship Agreement Ontario and Grand Council Treaty 3 are working together to transform the system of services for Anishinaabe children and youth in northwestern Ontario. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and […]

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August 29, 2017

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, the Grand Chief of Treaty #3, welcomes the cabinet shuffle

The Federal government announced the end of Indigenous and Northern Affairs of Canada and the creation of two Ministries in its place: Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs and Indigenous Services. The Minsters responsible are Carolyn Bennett (former Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada) and Jane Philpott, (former Minister of Health), respectively. In response to […]

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June 13, 2017

Treaty #3 Resolution Demands Equal Funding for Off-Reserve Students at Kiizhik School

Kiizhik School, the first urban Anishinaabe immersion school in Ontario, has received unanimous support from Treaty #3 leadership in its efforts to secure equal tuition funding from the Ontario government for its off-reserve students. The resolution defines specific actions that would address the funding issues faced by Treaty #3 First Nations schools and more specifically […]

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May 26, 2017

Grand Council Treaty 3 new Administrative Centre to be built at Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining First Nation.

Today, Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Economic Committee Chiefs and Chief Lorraine Cobiness met to finalize an agreement to locate Grand Council Treaty 3’s new Administrative Centre on Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining First Nation. During the meeting, Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh expressed how important it was to construct a building that was reflective of the needs of the citizens of the […]

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April 30, 2017

Grand Council Treaty #3 expresses condolences to family of Kalvin Ottertail (Ozii-gi-zhii-gweb) (Waasii Clan)

With deep sadness, Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh expressed his condolences for the recent loss of Kalvin Ottertail, Elder from Lac La Croix.. “On behalf of the Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty #3, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Kalvin Ottertail of Lac La Croix” stated Ogichidaa Kavanaugh. “”Kalvin was a well known drum keeper […]

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A nation in mourning.

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.

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