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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Grand Council Treaty #3 Acknowledges International Women’s Day 2019

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and the Grand Council Treaty #3 Women’s Council acknowledge International Women’s Day today.   “Indigenous women are the foundation and roots of our Nations. They are life givers and we honour their gifts, their diversity and uniqueness and most importantly, their strength. We must also take time to honour […]

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Grand Chief Kavanaugh reacts to court decision on health curriculum

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – Today Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty 3, delivered the following statement: “Grand Council Treaty 3 is committed to advancing the best interests of Anishinaabe young people in our communities. We intervened in the judicial review of the Ford government’s rollback of the province’s Health and Physical Education Curriculum […]

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Education Logo Contest Winners

Grand Council Treaty #3’s Education department and the Treaty #3 Education Committee hosted a logo contest asking Treaty #3 members to submit artwork depicting what education meant to them. We received a number of submissions from artists all over Treaty #3 Territory, with voting conducted by participating Treaty #3 leadership and Education Committee members. A […]

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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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