Introducing the first Indigenous Care Coordinator for TBRHSC

Joelle Mandamin is an Indigenous Care Coordinator at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBHRSC). She provides a variety of supports to Indigenous patients and their families. In June 2021, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and Grand Council Treaty #3 partnered to hire Joelle Mandamin as the Hospital’s first Indigenous Care Coordinator […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Supports Wabaseemoong Independent Nation After Positive COVID-19 Case and Encourages Observance of Community Travel Restrictions

Grand Council Treaty #3 stands in support of Wabaseemoong Independent Nations after the positive test for COVID-19 in the community this past week. Our staff is working with Wabaseemoong, the Kenora Chiefs Advisory, and other service providers on response efforts. During this time, several communities throughout Treaty #3 including – but not limited to – […]

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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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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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Grand Council Treaty #3 leadership Working to Improve and Modify Drug Strategy to meet the Needs of First Nation Communities

Kenora, ON — Grand Council Treaty #3 had the opportunity to highlight the work that has been done since the launch of the Treaty #3 Drug Strategy in 2017 at recent meeting with leadership from across the Treaty #3 Nation. Since the launch of the Treaty #3 Drug Strategy several Treaty #3 communities have declared […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 launches toolkit to help address drug addiction crisis within Treaty #3 territory

Kenora, ON — The Grand Council Treaty #3 Drug Task Force is excited to announce the launch of their Community Toolkit and Mental Health and Addiction Directory which will support the work to address drug addiction within Treaty #3 communities. The Grand Council Treaty #3 Drug Strategy was developed after Treaty #3 leadership identified drug […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Creates Diabetes Video to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle and Help Raise Awareness about the Disease

Kenora, ON — In an effort to raise awareness about the diabetes epidemic sweeping across Treaty #3 territory, Grand Council Treaty #3 produced a dynamic new video to encourage viewers to live a healthy life and better understand the chronic disease. The video, titled Diabetes in Our Nation was created with funding from Indigenous Services […]

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Grand Chief Kavanaugh reacts to court decision on health curriculum

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – Today Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty 3, delivered the following statement: “Grand Council Treaty 3 is committed to advancing the best interests of Anishinaabe young people in our communities. We intervened in the judicial review of the Ford government’s rollback of the province’s Health and Physical Education Curriculum […]

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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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Hope in the Darkness Walk

Kenora, ON – On Thursday, July 26, 2018, The Hope in the Darkness National Walk for Youth Mental Health passed through Kenora, Ontario. This Walk was started by Anishinabek Police Service Sgt. Kevin Redsky of Shoal Lake 40 Fire Nation after the loss of a niece to suicide in 2013.  The goal of the walk […]

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