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Ontario Regional Chief Pledges Support for Treaty 3 – Netnewsledger

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 2017104 Views

18 May 2017

THUNDER BAY – In yesterday’s address at the Grand Council Treaty 3 Spring Assembly in Mitaanjigamiing First Nation, Regional Chief Isadore Day pledged that Chiefs of Ontario will continue to strengthen collaborations and support the unique needs of Treaty 3 communities.

“I stand with the Treaty 3 Chiefs in addressing all of their urgent priorities — in such areas of mental health; education; missing and murdered women and girls; ending Boil Water Advisories; and compensation for residential school survivors. As Regional Chief, I will be impressing upon both the provincial and federal governments that the funding already set aside must flow immediately. To be blunt, the current colonial system and bureaucratic red tape is perpetuating poverty and killing our children,” said Chief Day.

“Earlier this month, during our Special Chiefs Assembly and Lobby Day in Ottawa, the federal Ontario Liberal Caucus expressed an interest to hold a lengthy meeting with our leadership,” added Regional Chief Day. “The federal government has committed over $12 billion in new spending for First Nations over the past two budgets. We now need the political will and bureaucratic action to get that funding to those communities who are in dire need”.

Read More: http://www.netnewsledger.com/2017/05/18/ontario-regional-chief-pledges-support-treaty-3/

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