Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh statement on the Gerald Stanley verdict

On February 9, 2018, an all-white jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of murdering Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man. Colten Boushie died on Gerald Stanley’s family farm near Battleford, Saskatchewan, from a gunshot wound to the head by Stanley. In response to the decision, Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh states, “while much can be said about […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh Statement on Emergency Child Welfare Summit in Ottawa

Last week Ogichidaa Kavanaugh travelled to Ottawa, ON to participate in the National Emergency Child Welfare summit called by the Federal government. During the summit, Minister Jane Philpott, Department of Indigenous Services announced a six-point plan to address the Indigenous child welfare crisis unfolding across Canada. After attending the summit, Ogichidaa Kavanaugh stated, ‘The Minister’s […]

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Open Letter to Senator Beyak

On behalf of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 I would like to express my profound disappointment with your recent comments, again, and the lack of judgement you exercised in making those comments. As a Senator who has resided within the Treaty #3 territory, I am gravely concerned about your lack of understanding. You continue […]

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Ontario and Grand Council Treaty 3 Continue to Work Together to Support Anishinaabe Children, Youth and Families

Ontario and Grand Council Treaty 3 Continue to Work Together to Support Anishinaabe Children, Youth and Families Province and Grand Council Treaty 3 Sign Relationship Agreement Ontario and Grand Council Treaty 3 are working together to transform the system of services for Anishinaabe children and youth in northwestern Ontario. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, the Grand Chief of Treaty #3, welcomes the cabinet shuffle

The Federal government announced the end of Indigenous and Northern Affairs of Canada and the creation of two Ministries in its place: Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs and Indigenous Services. The Minsters responsible are Carolyn Bennett (former Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada) and Jane Philpott, (former Minister of Health), respectively. In response to […]

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Treaty #3 Resolution Demands Equal Funding for Off-Reserve Students at Kiizhik School

Kiizhik School, the first urban Anishinaabe immersion school in Ontario, has received unanimous support from Treaty #3 leadership in its efforts to secure equal tuition funding from the Ontario government for its off-reserve students. The resolution defines specific actions that would address the funding issues faced by Treaty #3 First Nations schools and more specifically […]

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Grand Council Treaty 3 new Administrative Centre to be built at Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining First Nation.

Today, Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Economic Committee Chiefs and Chief Lorraine Cobiness met to finalize an agreement to locate Grand Council Treaty 3’s new Administrative Centre on Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining First Nation. During the meeting, Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh expressed how important it was to construct a building that was reflective of the needs of the citizens of the […]

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