Statement on the Tragedy in Mitaanjigamiing First Nation

Ogichidaa Kavanaugh has expressed his condolences to Chief Janice Henderson of Mitaanjigamiing First Nation on the tragic house fire in her community.    On December 10, Paul Henderson’s family home was consumed by fire which resulted in the tragic loss of a child.  Ogichidaa Kavanaugh stated, “I am deeply shocked and saddened with the news of […]

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Broken Trust: Indigenous People and the Thunder Bay Police Service

The Office of the Independent Police Review Director has released its report on the Thunder Bay Police Service: https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/oiprd-review-finds-systemic-racism-in-tbps-at-institutional-level-1157090 You can read the full report, entitled “Broken Trust: Indigenous People and the Thunder Bay Police Service” at http://oiprd.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/OIPRD-BrokenTrust-Final-Accessible-E.pdf

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Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty#3 Mourns Passing of Respected Sagkeeng Anicinabe Elder Elmer Courchene

(Kenora, ON) – Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh expressed sadness upon the news of the passing of Elder Elmer Courchene.  Elder Courchene was a respected elder from the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty#3 who shared his knowledge and teachings in his community and to regional and national organizations. “Elmer was a pipe carrier, sundancer, and travelled widely to […]

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Addressing Poverty is Everyone’s Responsibility

Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services announced the Ontario government’s social assistance plan today.  At the early onset of the Ford government, Minister MacLeod announced the cancellation of the Basic Income Pilot, changed the planned increase of social assistance rates from 3% to 1.5% for Ontario Works and ODSP clients and committed […]

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Closure of the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth – is not Government for the People

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh expressed shock and deep concern of the closure of the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth announced by the Provincial government in their Fall Economic Statement released on Thursday. The repeal of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act, 2007 without warning, without public consultation is deeply troubling […]

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GCT#3 Education Logo Contest

PDF – Education Logo Contest Poster Grand Council Treaty #3 | Treaty #3 Education Logo Contest Grand Council Treaty #3 is hosting a logo contest for the Education department and the Treaty #3 Education Committee – comprised of education representatives from each Treaty #3 communities and First Nation Organizations. We are asking Treaty #3 member […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 stands up for Indigenous youth in health curriculum litigation

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – Today Grand Council Treaty #3 instructed lawyers to file a motion with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) seeking intervenor status in the litigation concerning the Ontario government’s rollback of the province’s Health and Physical Education curriculum – more conventionally known as ‘sex-ed’. “Last week at our Fall […]

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