Grand Council Treaty #3 Grand Chief supports Friendship Agreement between First Nations and Fort Frances

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 says he supports the recent friendship agreement signed between the Town of Fort Frances and Couchiching, Mitaanjigamiing, Naicatchewenin and Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nations, also known as Agency One communities. “The First Nations involved have been embroiled in this situation and tied up in […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh announces the start of the 2019 Grand Council #3 Spring Assembly

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 announced today the start of the National Spring Assembly of the Grand Council Treaty #3 Chiefs. The three-day assembly titled ‘Pimiinitizowan’ will bring together 28 First Nations Chiefs, leaders, Elders, youth and citizens to Couchiching First Nation, the host of this year’s […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Creates Diabetes Video to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle and Help Raise Awareness about the Disease

Kenora, ON — In an effort to raise awareness about the diabetes epidemic sweeping across Treaty #3 territory, Grand Council Treaty #3 produced a dynamic new video to encourage viewers to live a healthy life and better understand the chronic disease. The video, titled Diabetes in Our Nation was created with funding from Indigenous Services […]

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Class Updates – Proposed Settlement Reached for Survivors of Federal Indian Day Schools

March 12, 2019 – Proposed Settlement Reached for Survivors of Federal Indian Day Schools Objection and Statement of Support Deadline:  Anyone wishing to object to the proposed settlement, or provide a statement of support, must submit their statements in writing to class counsel by May 3, 2019. Link: Federal Indian Day School Class Action PDF – […]

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Call for Vendors for Spring Assembly 2019

CALL FOR VENDORS Grand Council Treaty #3 National Spring Assembly 2019 Dates: May 14, 15, & 16 Where: Couchiching First Nation Vendor Location: Couchiching Multi Use Facility Fee: $50.00 (Cash/Chq/Donation)   We are looking for vendors / crafters to set up booths at our upcoming National Spring Assembly 2019.  It will be taking place in our host community […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh Addresses the Senate Standing Committee Calling the Proposed Indigenous Child Welfare Act ‘Completely Unacceptable’ Limiting Treaty #3’s Laws, Institutions and Practices

“We take this matter very seriously.” Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 called Bill C-92’s Indigenous child welfare act completely unacceptable adding the proposed legislation is paramount to political interference and continues the historical oppression of Indigenous Peoples. Addressing the Senate Standing Committee today in Ottawa, Ogichidaa Francis […]

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Statement from Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 and Chief Rudy Turtle, Grassy Narrows First Nation

Statement from Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 and Chief Rudy Turtle, Grassy Narrows First Nation regarding Prime Minister’s disrespectful comment and subsequent apology: “I am very dismayed and disheartened that Prime Minister Trudeau made these deriding and disrespectful comments yesterday considering the reconciliation platform he ran on. We take the […]

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Indigenous Justice Group Hears from Treaty #3 Service Providers about First Nations Experience in the Justice System

“It won’t change unless significant action is taken…” says Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh Kenora, ON — Grand Council Treaty #3 was host to the Indigenous Justice Group (IJG) over two days in Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation hearing from local service providers in the justice sector about their experiences as First Nations peoples in the provincial justice […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh Call on Ontario to align its laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 calls on Ontario to support the adoption of Bill #76 which will align provincial laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “I would like to extend my appreciation to Sol Mamakwa, Member of Provincial Parliament, Kiiwetinoong and […]

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