TORONTO, ON (June 17, 2015) --- A new Ontario Regional Chief was elected in a traditional ceremony at the 41st Annual All Ontario Chiefs Conference today hosted by Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation (Rat Portage) Treaty #3 Territory.
As Regional Chief, Isadore Day is a member of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Executive and the Chair of the Political Confederacy for the Chiefs of Ontario. In this capacity, he is mandated to deal with the federal and provincial governments on certain issues relevant to First Nations within Ontario.
The Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and secretariat for collective decision-making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nations communities located within the boundaries of the province of Ontario. The Regional Chief’s activities are guided by our Chiefs-in-Assembly who represent the Anishinabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehonwe, and Lenape Peoples.
With their guidance and direction, the Regional Chief’s primary role is to actively advocate our Indigenous Nations’ inherent and Treaty rights are protected, respected and implemented. Much effort is allocated to reminding and pressing the federal and provincial governments of their obligations and responsibilities in implementing Treaties and to ensure they respect our Peoples’ inherent and Treaty rights.
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