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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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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Alvin Fiddler re-elected as Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Grand Council Treaty#3 extends congratulations to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation on their recent elections at the Keewaywin Conference hosted by Chapleau Cree First Nation. The Treaty#3 leadership acknowledges the achievements of Alvin Fiddler, Muskrat Dam First Nation, who was re-elected as Grand Chief and re-elected Deputy Grand Chiefs Jason Smallboy, Moose Cree First Nation, and […]

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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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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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