Grand Council Treaty #3 launches toolkit to help address drug addiction crisis within Treaty #3 territory

Kenora, ON — The Grand Council Treaty #3 Drug Task Force is excited to announce the launch of their Community Toolkit and Mental Health and Addiction Directory which will support the work to address drug addiction within Treaty #3 communities. The Grand Council Treaty #3 Drug Strategy was developed after Treaty #3 leadership identified drug […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Grand Chief Kavanaugh Calls out Police after Death of Grassy Narrows Man currently under Investigation by the SIU

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 sends condolences to the family and Grassy Narrows First Nation after the tragic death of a Grassy Narrows man after he was arrested and held by the Kenora OPP. “My condolences to the family and the community of Grassy Narrows.  Though the […]

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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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Nibi (Water) Declaration Unanimously Supported at the Anishinaabe Treaty #3 Chiefs National Assembly

Couchiching First Nation – Grand Council Treaty #3 Women’s Council received support by the Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty #3 for their continued work on NiBi, the sacred Nibi Declaration and toolkit. The development of a water declaration would ensure that Treaty #3 Anishinaabe Nibi Inaakonigewin (water law principles) are recorded and formally recognized in governance […]

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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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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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