Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh optimistic about federal governments promises made in throne speech

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 is looking forward to seeing the federal government work on all of its promises to Indigenous people and is optimistic that through partnership and meaningful consultation with First Nations we can improve and build upon the nation-to-nation relationship. Highlights included a promise to co-develop new legislation with […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh Congratulates New Federal Cabinet Ministers

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates newly announced Federal Cabinet Ministers and looks forward to meeting and working with each one of them on ensuring the priorities of the Treaty #3 Nation are met. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today unveiled major changes to the federal cabinet that saw Chrystia Freeland promoted to Deputy Prime Minister and Marc […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Howard Kabestra on his re-election as Chief of Naotkamegwanning First Nation

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Chief Howard Kabestra of Naotkamegwanning First Nation on his re-election this past Saturday. “Chief Kabestra is a great leader with a big vision not only for his community but for all of the Treaty #3 territory and its citizens,” said Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. “He […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh Looks Forward to Working with Federal Government and Regional Elected Parliamentarians on Immediate Action on Treaty #3 Priorities

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulated re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and said today that he is looking forward to immediate action and working together to further the priorities of First Nations citizens in the Treaty #3 territory and across Canada. “Now that the federal government has been re-elected […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh says Federal Government Decision to Appeal Human Rights Ruling is Unacceptable: “Our children and our families have suffered enough”

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 is calling out Prime Minister’s decision to appeal a ruling that would compensate First Nations children and their families who were separated by a broken and discriminatory on-reserve child welfare system. “The federal government’s actions are unacceptable. Our Anishinaabe children and families have been […]

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Francis Kavanaugh re-elected to serve third term as Ogichidaa Grand Council Treaty #3 Grand Chief

Kenora, ON — Francis Kavanaugh was re-elected for a four-year term in a traditional selection process today in Wauzhushk Onigum Nation defeating Kathy Kishiqueb of Onigaming First Nation who was the only other candidate. The traditional selection process is guided by the Anishinaabe cultural protocols and this selection was the first year that each First […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh meets with municipal leaders to address current issues facing region

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 met with municipal leaders from across Treaty #3 territory today in Naotkamegwanning First Nation to renew relationships and collaboratively address challenges with the mounting substance abuse and homelessness issues within the region. “This is the inaugural meeting so it’s historic and my hope is […]

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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 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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