CHIEFS OF ONTARIO SIGN HISTORIC POLITICAL ACCORD WITH THE PROVINCE

COO – August 24, 2015

Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day and Premier Kathleen Wynne signed a historic Political Accord at a ceremony at the Ontario legislature today. “This political path forward for First Nations in Ontario is the most important collective milestone in modern times. With this Accord, First Nations and Ontario have committed to strengthening a new relationship,” said Regional Chief Isadore Day. “I look forward to working with Ontario in developing a comprehensive strategy and framework that will fully utilize this Accord to advance our jurisdiction and Treaty rights on our terms.”

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ONTARIO GOVERNMENT SIGNS POLITICAL ACCORD WITH FIRST NATIONS CHIEFS The Globe & Mail- August 24, 2015 The Ontario government has signed a political accord with the Chiefs of Ontario that Premier Kathleen Wynne says will guide relations between First Nations and the province. The accord signed by Wynne and Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day in a ceremony at the legislature creates a formal bilateral relationship between the government and First Nations. It affirms that First Nations have an inherent right to self-government and that the relationship with Ontario is based upon respect for that right. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-government-signs-political-accord-with-first-nations-chiefs/article26071188/