Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh Disappointed in Local Member of Parliament’s Canada Day Messaging

This past July 1, Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 participated in memorial activities across the Treaty #3 territory for the victims of the Residential School System. After reflection, Ogichidaa Kavanaugh expresses disappointment in MP Eric Melillo for his Canada Day messaging. “It was actually one of the best July 1st experiences we […]

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Ontario Supporting the Identification and Commemoration of Indian Residential School Burial Sites

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs Ontario Supporting the Identification and Commemoration of Indian Residential School Burial Sites Province partnering with Indian Residential School survivors, families and Indigenous leaders on a community-led approach KENORA —The Ontario government is providing $10 million to help support the identification, investigation, protection and commemoration of Indian Residential School burial sites across […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 Mourn Victims of Kamloops Indian Residential School

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 express deep condolences to the people of Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nation and all communities whose children attended the Kamloops Indian Residential School. The remains of 215 students found on the school site last week is a solemn reminder of the harm inflicted by the Residential School […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3, Canada and Ontario sign a Memorandum of Understanding to improve education for First Nations students

Grand Council Treaty #3, Canada and Ontario successfully concluded the negotiation of a tripartite education Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU will foster mutual understanding and respect, and will help preserve, support and revitalize the language, culture and identity of Treaty #3 First Nations by supporting First Nations control of education to improve student success […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Congratulates Chief Bill Petiquan on Election

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 congratulates Bill Petiquan, newly elected Chief of Wabauskang First Nation on his successful election on March 13. “Congratulations to Chief Bill Petiquan on his election to the position of Chief in Wabauskang First Nation,” said Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. “I know Chief Petiquan has a wealth of experience […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Reviewing Federal Budget

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 are eagerly reviewing the 2021 Federal Budget. “This past year has been a difficult time for the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3,” said Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. “This pandemic has made worse many of the issues we face from health to education to justice. Addressing these issues is […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 Calls Upon Citizens to Observe Provincial Emergency Order

In light of the declaration by the Ontario government of a second state of emergency I am requesting that community members everywhere take these new lockdown requirements extremely seriously. We all must spend as much time at home as possible because of the danger COVID-19 poses to the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3. We have […]

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