Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh Mourns the Discovery of Potential Grave Site Discoveries at St. Mary’s Indian Residential School

Today the Kaatagoging Survivor’s group of the St. Mary’s Indian Residential School announced its preliminary findings of 171 anomalies suggesting potential graves sites at the school site. “I am absolutely heartbroken at the announcement of 171 potential grave sites at St. Mary’s Indian Residential School,” said Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. “Today, the entirety of the Anishinaabe […]

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Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 and Nuclear Waste Management Organization renew Relationship Agreement

On October 5, 2022 at Lac Seul First Nation, Treaty #3 Chiefs in Assembly passed a resolution by consensus to renew the ongoing relationship with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO). The relationship agreement between Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) does not consent or imply any consent to NWMO’s Adaptive Phased Management (APM) project or […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3, Kenora District Services Board and Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board Sign Memorandum of Understanding

(Lac Seul First Nation – October 4, 2022) Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT#3), the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB), and Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (RRDSSAB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to improve affordable housing and Early Years, Child Care and Education programming for families throughout the Treaty #3 territory. […]

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Statement on the proposed Deep Geological Repository in Treaty #3 Territory

Over the past several weeks there has been media speculation as to the proceedings of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s Adaptive Phased Management project and the development of a Deep Geological Repository in the Treaty #3 Territory. In relation to any project in the jurisdiction of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3, Manito Aki Inakonigaawin […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 Congratulate Newly Elected Chiefs

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 would like to extend congratulations to three recently elected Chiefs in the Treaty #3 territory: Jeffrey Copenace elected as Chief of Onigaming First Nation on August 15 Vernon Copenace elected as Chief of Washagamis Bay First Nation on August 16 Clayton Wetelainen elected as Chief of Wabigoon […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Staff Appointed to Sustainable Development Advisory Council of Canada

Grand Council Treaty #3 is pleased to announce the appointment of Geneva Kejick, Territorial Planning Unit Climate Specialist to serve on the federal governments Sustainable Development Advisory Council of Canada. Ms. Kejick was appointed by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathon Wilkinson on December 23rd 2020. Ms. Kejick has accepted to […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Makes Progress on Territorial Internet Connectivity Project

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 are pleased to announce the approval of the $51 million Treaty #3 Territorial Internet Connectivity Project. This announcement comes on the news of a joint investment by the Federal and Provincial governments of $148 million in Northwestern Ontario. This funding announcement will provide the Anishinaabe Nation in […]

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