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News Releases by the Union of Ontario Indians. Please contact Marci Becking, Communications Officer at (705) 497-9127 for more information.

Chief Alfred Bisaillon passes into the Spirit World

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) January 23, 2017 – The Anishinabek Nation flag was lowered at the Union of Ontario Indians head office this week to honour Chief Alfred Bisaillon of Thessalon First Nation.  He passed into the Spirit...

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‘The world lost a true champion’ Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee on the passing of Arthur Manuel

UOI OFFICES, Nipissing First Nation (January 13, 2017)—It is with a heavy heart that Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee, on behalf of the 40 First Nations in the Anishinabek Nation, expresses his heartfelt condolences to the family of respected...

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The Anishinabek mourn the passing of Albert ‘Hardy’ Peltier

UOI OFFICES, Nipissing First Nation (December 20, 2016)—It is with a heavy heart that Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee announces the passing of a great friend, and former Councilor of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, Albert “Hardy” Peltier. “I always enjoyed...

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Anishinabek advance the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) December 3, 2016 –  Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that he is proud of the Anishinabek Nation citizens who voted and said yes to move the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement with...

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‘We will still move our Citizenship Law forward’:  Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) October 27, 2016  – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that while the federal government is introducing a bill in the Senate with the intent to eliminate known sex-based inequities in the...

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Madahbee congratulates the Algonquins of Ontario

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) October 19, 2016—Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates the Algonquins of Ontario for signing  a historic Agreement-in-Principle with the Government in Ottawa yesterday. “I congratulate the Algonquins on this historical signing and accomplishment,”...

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Victor Migwans passes into Spirit World

UOI OFFICES  (September 19, 2016) – Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare expresses his deepest condolences to the family of long-time councilor and veteran from M’Chigeeng First Nation, Victor Migwans who passed into the Spirit World on September 16. Aegillius...

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Anishinabek continue to seek traction with First Nation issues

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing FN) September 13, 2016 –  Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that yesterday’s Throne Speech announced little in the way of new commitment for First Nations in Ontario, instead opting to reaffirm already ongoing...

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Anishinabek support protectors of the water in the Dakotas

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing FN) September 8, 2016 –  Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee extends support to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, their leadership, citizens and all allies who share in the fundamental hope that our basic life...

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Madahbee congratulates Anishinabek Nation women on winning Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing FN) June 27, 2016 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates Kateri Banning-Skaarup from the Fort William First Nation and Wendy Landry from Red Rock First Nation  on winning the Influential Women of Northern...

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