Statement on Ontario government’s decision to revert to 1998 sex-ed curriculum

Kenora, ON – Today Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3, issued the following statement: “Last week I was deeply disturbed to learn that the Ford government was immediately scrapping the updated health and sexual education curriculum implemented by its predecessor in 2015, and reverting to a curriculum that is over 20 years old. Today’s […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Dryden Office Grand Opening

Dryden, ON – Grand Council Treaty #3 is please to announce the opening of the Kaakewaaseya Justice Office in Dryden, Ontario.  This was accomplished through partnership with the Indigenous Justice Division of the Ministry of the Attorney General. Collaboratively, we have worked towards the goal of providing and improving the delivery of justice services to […]

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Treaty #3 Remains Committed to the Inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge in Ontario Curriculum

Kenora, ON – The Ministry of Education’s unilateral decision to cancel the curriculum revisions on Indigenous content and Indigenous languages – despite its previous commitment to implementing recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) – is a significant step backwards and hinders the momentum of true reconciliation. The ability to collaborate on the inclusion […]

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Statement on the Swearing-In of the Ontario Cabinet

Kenora, ON – Today Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty 3, delivered the following statement: “Congratulations to Premier Doug Ford and the incoming members of the Ontario Executive Council. We look forward to building a positive relationship with Premier Ford, and to continuing to develop the nation-to-nation relationship initiated under the previous government. “I […]

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Statement on the Ontario Election

Kenora, ON – Today Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty 3, delivered the following statement: “Congratulations to all those who participated as candidates and volunteers in the lead up to yesterday’s election. We appreciate all your contributions to the democratic process and our ongoing dialogue about the future of our communities.” “I especially want […]

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Grand Council Treaty#3 hosts Jordan’s Principle Information Session

Grand Council Treaty#3 is hosting a Jordan’s Principle meeting May 29-30, 2018 at the  Eagle’s Landing Convention Centre in Dryden, Ontario.  Health directors, Education directors, Child and Family Services staff and community representatives from across the Treaty#3 territory will be meeting with staff from the Ontario Region First Nation Inuit Health Branch, Department of Indigenous […]

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Anishinaabe Summit Announced

OBASHKAANDAGAANG FIRST NATION (WASHAGAMIS BAY): Grand Chief Jerry Daniels (Southern Chiefs’ Organization), Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler (Nishnawbe Aski Nation) and Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh (Grand Council Treaty #3) are pleased to announce an Anishinaabe Summit to be held in Winnipeg in August 2018. All citizens of the Anishinaabe Nation, wherever they may be, are encouraged to […]

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