Department Overview

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  • The Intergovernmental Affairs department provides the organization with strategic analysis, planning and advice
  • Support on policy development and related activities
  • Liaison and co-ordination with all departments of the organization as well our First Nation communities

In accomplishing all of this, our key initiatives are:


Treaty research supports the research and development of specific claims within our communities; this includes identifying specific claims, conducting historical research, providing legal analysis as well providing education to our communities on the specific claims process


We have an Ipperwash Project Coordinator who acts as the main liaison with the Chiefs of Ontario and the Ontario government in the collaborative development of research, policy change and other initiatives that respond directly to the many recommendation of the Ipperwash Inquiry

Development on recommendations focus primarily on Treaty Implementation, Land Rights and Interests, First Nation Jurisdiction and Capacity Building

All of this collaborative work is done through one main cross provincial initiative called the Ipperwash Inquiry Priorities and Action Committee (IIPAC)


We have our Intergovernmental Relations coordinator who acts as the main liaison with the Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and well with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

The coordinator plans and oversees the bilateral meetings we have with each respective government; these meetings involve top level political representatives such as our Grand Council Chief and Chiefs with provincial and federal ministers; as well senior technical personnel within UOI and the two governments

The main purpose of these bilateral relationships is to ensure we get our key issues/priorities discussed and resolved at every level possible




For additional information about Department Overview or any information regarding the content of this page, please contact:

McLeod, Alicia
Treaty Research Coordinator
Tel:705-497-9127 x2264

Restoule, Kevin
Policy Analyst
Tel:705-497-9127 x2264

Stevens, Theresa
Admin Assistant


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