Grand Chief of Treaty #3 Francis Kavanaugh offers his deepest condolences to the friends and family of Chief Simon Fobister

Kenora — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 offers his deepest condolences to the friends and family of Chief Simon Fobister and to the entire circle of community of Grassy Narrows First Nation. Simon Fobister was a former Chief of the Grassy Narrows and a tireless and dedicated advocate for his First Nations’ […]

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Kenora Shelter closure is a Social Emergency Requiring Partnership and Collective Leadership

Kenora –— Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 is calling for a meeting to bring together First Nations leaders and Kenora Municipal leadership to renew relationships and collectively address present challenges. “There is a need to share ideas, break down misconceptions and collectively problem solve,” said Ogichidaa Kavanaugh.  “There is an urgent need […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 launches toolkit to help address drug addiction crisis within Treaty #3 territory

Kenora, ON — The Grand Council Treaty #3 Drug Task Force is excited to announce the launch of their Community Toolkit and Mental Health and Addiction Directory which will support the work to address drug addiction within Treaty #3 communities. The Grand Council Treaty #3 Drug Strategy was developed after Treaty #3 leadership identified drug […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Grand Chief Kavanaugh Calls out Police after Death of Grassy Narrows Man currently under Investigation by the SIU

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 sends condolences to the family and Grassy Narrows First Nation after the tragic death of a Grassy Narrows man after he was arrested and held by the Kenora OPP. “My condolences to the family and the community of Grassy Narrows.  Though the […]

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Anishinaabe Nation Gathering 2019

  It is our honour to invite all Anishinaabe leaders to the Anishinaabe Nation Gathering in Keeseekoowenin First Nation, Manitoba, Canada on August 13-16, 2019. The inaugural Anishinaabe Nation Gathering seeks to reunite our prosperous Nation and breakdown the Federal and Provincial borders that divide us.  Language, culture, taxation, trade, jurisdiction and autonomy are some […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Grand Chief Kavanaugh says the Real Work begins on Implementing the Calls for Justice now that the MMIWG Inquiry Report is complete

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 says now that the Final Report of the MMIWG National Inquiry is complete, the real work begins to start implementing the recommendations to help end a cycle of violence that has claimed untold thousands of Indigenous women. After three years, hundreds of […]

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Nibi (Water) Declaration Unanimously Supported at the Anishinaabe Treaty #3 Chiefs National Assembly

Couchiching First Nation – Grand Council Treaty #3 Women’s Council received support by the Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty #3 for their continued work on NiBi, the sacred Nibi Declaration and toolkit. The development of a water declaration would ensure that Treaty #3 Anishinaabe Nibi Inaakonigewin (water law principles) are recorded and formally recognized in governance […]

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