Grand Council Treaty #3 Hosts Health Care Meeting to Review Health Transformation in the North

Toronto, ON —- Members of the Keewatin Table – technical working group, responsible for providing input and recommendations to improve First Nation Health Care in the Treaty #3 region, met with representatives of the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare in Toronto on Monday. The Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine was […]

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Anishinaabe Nation Gathering

  For immediate release: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 Treaty One Territory – On August 13th, 2019, the Anishinaabe people will come together for four days at Keeseekowewin First Nation, Treaty Two Territory to discuss issues of National and International importance. The Anishinaabe Nation Gathering is a historic first, as it will include all Anishinaabe in […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 mourns the passing of Delbert Horton

KENORA – December 27, 2018. The Grand Council of Treaty #3 mourns the passing of our respected leader in education, Mr. Delbert Horton of Rainy River First Nations.  Delbert was a pioneer and visionary, instrumental in developing the Rainy Lake Ojibway Education Authority and later expanding into the Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) which now […]

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Statement on the Tragedy in Mitaanjigamiing First Nation

Ogichidaa Kavanaugh has expressed his condolences to Chief Janice Henderson of Mitaanjigamiing First Nation on the tragic house fire in her community.    On December 10, Paul Henderson’s family home was consumed by fire which resulted in the tragic loss of a child.  Ogichidaa Kavanaugh stated, “I am deeply shocked and saddened with the news of […]

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Broken Trust: Indigenous People and the Thunder Bay Police Service

The Office of the Independent Police Review Director has released its report on the Thunder Bay Police Service: https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/oiprd-review-finds-systemic-racism-in-tbps-at-institutional-level-1157090 You can read the full report, entitled “Broken Trust: Indigenous People and the Thunder Bay Police Service” at http://oiprd.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/OIPRD-BrokenTrust-Final-Accessible-E.pdf   Thunder Bay Police Services Board has failed the Community: https://www.falconers.ca/thunder-bay-police-services-board-has-failed-the-community/ Thunder Bay Police Services Board Investigation – […]

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Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty#3 Mourns Passing of Respected Sagkeeng Anicinabe Elder Elmer Courchene

(Kenora, ON) – Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh expressed sadness upon the news of the passing of Elder Elmer Courchene.  Elder Courchene was a respected elder from the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty#3 who shared his knowledge and teachings in his community and to regional and national organizations. “Elmer was a pipe carrier, sundancer, and travelled widely to […]

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Addressing Poverty is Everyone’s Responsibility

Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services announced the Ontario government’s social assistance plan today.  At the early onset of the Ford government, Minister MacLeod announced the cancellation of the Basic Income Pilot, changed the planned increase of social assistance rates from 3% to 1.5% for Ontario Works and ODSP clients and committed […]

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Closure of the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth – is not Government for the People

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh expressed shock and deep concern of the closure of the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth announced by the Provincial government in their Fall Economic Statement released on Thursday. The repeal of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act, 2007 without warning, without public consultation is deeply troubling […]

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