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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A Little Late, Says Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh

Senator Lynn Beyak has made a public apology for her actions; however, the apology comes at a time when she is once again facing a possible reinstatement of suspension from the Senate.  “The apology is a little late in its arrival and the Senator’s actions need to reflect those words of apology and that has […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh optimistic about federal governments promises made in throne speech

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 is looking forward to seeing the federal government work on all of its promises to Indigenous people and is optimistic that through partnership and meaningful consultation with First Nations we can improve and build upon the nation-to-nation relationship. Highlights included a promise to co-develop new legislation with […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh Congratulates New Federal Cabinet Ministers

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates newly announced Federal Cabinet Ministers and looks forward to meeting and working with each one of them on ensuring the priorities of the Treaty #3 Nation are met. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today unveiled major changes to the federal cabinet that saw Chrystia Freeland promoted to Deputy Prime Minister and Marc […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Howard Kabestra on his re-election as Chief of Naotkamegwanning First Nation

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates Chief Howard Kabestra of Naotkamegwanning First Nation on his re-election this past Saturday. “Chief Kabestra is a great leader with a big vision not only for his community but for all of the Treaty #3 territory and its citizens,” said Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. “He […]

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