Coalition of Residential School Survivors First Nations Leaders and Community Advocates Question Motive Behind Senator Lynn Beyak’s Recent Training on Indigenous Issues

“In effect, our people have once again been silenced. Heads of bureaucracy claim to know what’s best for us. History repeats itself.” – Danielle H. Morrison That’s the sentiment behind a letter today (attached) from Indian Residential School survivors and their families, Grand Chiefs and anti-racism advocates in northern Ontario and Manitoba. They are questioning […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Supports Wabaseemoong Independent Nation After Positive COVID-19 Case and Encourages Observance of Community Travel Restrictions

Grand Council Treaty #3 stands in support of Wabaseemoong Independent Nations after the positive test for COVID-19 in the community this past week. Our staff is working with Wabaseemoong, the Kenora Chiefs Advisory, and other service providers on response efforts. During this time, several communities throughout Treaty #3 including – but not limited to – […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Requests Manitoba Residents and Cottagers Stay Home

The Office of the Ogichidaa and Grand Council Treaty 3 are adding their voices to the plea of many First Nation communities that cottagers remain at their primary residences at this time. Echoing the concerns of MPP Rickford, over this past weekend there was an alarming number of Manitoba residents entering the Kenora region to open up camps and cottages […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Gerald Lewis on his re-election as Chief of Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent Nation

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Chief Gerald Lewis of Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent Nation on his re-election for a third term this past Thursday. “Chief Lewis has been a strong advocate for his community,” said Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. “I am certain that with his re-election we can continue to work together to advance […]

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Provincial and Federal Governments Announce COVID-19 Response Packages

Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 Wednesday the Ontario Government unveiled its Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19. The $17 billion package includes $7 billion in new spending and $10 billion in tax breaks and deferrals designed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes the following: In Health care: $935 million in additional funding […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 and the Office of the Ogichidaa Advises Treaty #3 Citizens to Shelter in Place Due to COVID-19

Grand Council Treaty #3 is requesting all of its citizens to stay home as much as possible to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 as the province of Ontario moves to close all non-essential businesses and the Government of Canada continues advising people to stay home. People should only leave their homes for essential needs […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Brian Perrault on his re-election as Chief of Couchiching First Nation

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Chief Brian Perrault of Couchiching First Nation on his re-election for a third term this past Wednesday. “Chief Perrault has been a strong advocate for our inherent and Treaty rights in his own community and across Treaty 3,” said Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. “His re-election ensures […]

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