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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.

Joint Declaration between the Anishinabek Nation and the Iroquois Caucus on the transport and abandonment of radioactive waste

LAC LEAMY, QC (May 2, 2017)—The Anishinabek Nation and Iroquois Caucus have unified and strongly oppose the transportation of highly radioactive liquid material from Chalk River to South Carolina and the abandonment of nuclear waste from Chalk River in...

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Iroquois Caucus, Anishinabek Nation issue Declaration, send letter to Trudeau regarding Radioactive Liquid Shipments from Chalk River

(Kahnawake – April 21, 2017) The Iroquois Caucus and the Anishinabek Nation wish to announce that they have issued a Joint Declaration regarding their serious concerns regarding the transportation of highly-radioactive liquid waste on their respective territories (see below). Additionally,...

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Former Chief Georgina Thompson passes into the Spirit World

AN Head Office (Nipissing First Nation) April 10, 2017 – Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare on behalf of the Anishinabek Nation, sent out his condolences today to the family of former Sheguiandah Chief, Georgina Thompson. “I send my condolences...

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Anishinabek Nation celebrates Juno Award winners and nominees

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing FN) April 3, 2017 –Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates Anishinabek Juno Award winners and nominees. “Congratulations to Ian Campeau from Nipissing First Nation and his group A Tribe Called Red for their Producer of...

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‘First Nations need sufficient, predictable and sustained funding’: Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) March 23, 2017 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that new fiscal relationships with First Nations are important for the federal government. “Sufficient, predictable and sustained funding is crucial for effective advocacy...

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‘We never relinquished our water and lake bed rights’: Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation)  March 22, 2017 – On World Water Day, Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that First Nations have always  had rights to the water. “First Nations people are the inherent keepers and caretakers...

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Anishinabek Nation commends Moose Cree First Nation and volunteers for successful Little NHL

MISSISSAUGA, ON  (March 15, 2017) – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates host community for the Little NHL -  Moose Cree First Nation and the organizers, volunteers, LNHL executive and the many teams who participated. “This has been...

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Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee announces the passing of Elder Jody Randall (Shko-deh-nini) Waddilove

UOI OFFICES, Nipissing First Nation (March 14, 2017)— The Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee, on behalf of the 40 First Nations in the Anishinabek Nation, expresses his most heartfelt condolences to the family of Jody Waddilove, his...

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The Anishinabek Nation leadership supports AFN call for a National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for our Spirits

UOI OFFICES, Nipissing First Nation (March 1, 2017)—The Anishinabek Nation leadership supports the recent call for a National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits placed by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and...

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Anishinabek stand with Iroquois Caucus condemning radioactive shipping across Anishinabek and Iroquois Territories

UOI OFFICES (February 22, 2017) – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that the Anishinabek Nation is standing with the Iroquois Caucus opposing the transporting of radioactive liquid through Anishinabek Nation and Iroquois Territories.  “We assert inherent ownership...

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