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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.

The Anishinabek grieve the passing of Doris Boissoneau

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) July 28, 2016—It is with deep regret that Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee announces the passing of longtime language and culture advocate, and former Ojibwe language professor, Doris Boissoneau, citizen of Garden River. Grand Council...

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The Anishinabek mourn the passing of Elder Wilmer Noganosh

UOI OFFICES, Nipissing First Nation (July 27, 2016)—It is with a heavy heart that Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee announces the passing of a great friend, and true Anishinabek Warrior, the former Chief of Magnetawan First Nation, Elder Wilmer...

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The Union of Ontario Indians welcomes new corporate leadership

UOI OFFICES (July 8, 2016) – The Union of Ontario Indians is pleased to announce that Gary Dokis has been appointed the Union of Ontario Indians Chief Operating Officer effective Monday July 11, 2016. Dokis, who is a citizen of...

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Anishinabek optimistic of Ontario budget, need details

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing FN) March 1, 2016 – Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says he is optimistic about the Anishinabek Nation's partnership with Ontario, but needs to see more details in order to ensure that First Nations are reflected...

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Grandmother receives Ontario award for taking care of the water

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing FN) February 25, 2016 – Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that grandmother water walker Josephine Mandamin deserves the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation. “Elder Josephine Mandamin has walked the shorelines of five...

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‘Anishinabek won’t change position on nuclear waste repositories’: Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (February 23, 2016) – Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says the Anishinabek Nation continues to support the 2010/30 Chiefs-in-Assembly resolution which states that the Anishinabek Nation stands united and opposes any deep geological nuclear waste repositories within...

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‘This is a great victory for our kids’: Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing FN) January 29, 2016 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee and Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare welcome the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Child Welfare decision. “The federal government has avoided the truth for many...

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Anishinabek express condolences to the community of La Loche

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing FN) January 25, 2016 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee, on behalf of the Anishinabek Nation, expresses his condolences to the Dene community of La Loche, Saskatchewan. “It saddened me to hear about this tragedy...

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Train derailment in Magnetawan ‘under control’ says Chief

MAGNETAWAN FIRST NATION (January 22, 2016) – Chief William Diabo of Magnetawan First Nation says that everything is under control in his community after a CP train derailment happened at 6:46 this morning. “Hwy 529 will be close until clean...

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‘Say Yes to AES’ campaign kicks off today for Anishinabek Nation

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) January 18, 2016 – Anishinabek Nation is kick-starting its “Say Yes to the AES” campaign, educating its citizens about the proposed Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement with Canada and new fiscal arrangements for education. Anishinabek Nation...

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