Ontario chiefs set to meet at Couchiching


First Nations’ leadership from across the province will meet at Couchiching from tomorrow through Thursday as the community plays host to the 36th All-Ontario Chiefs Conference.
“The AOCC is an annual meeting of chiefs across Ontario who come together to discuss issues such as First Nations’ rights and jurisdiction, health, safety, security, education, and infrastructure,” noted a press release from the office of Diane Kelly, grand chief of Grand Council Treaty #3.
“Over three days, chiefs will have lots of discussion and pass resolutions in relation to these important issues,” she noted.
The release also encouraged all members of Treaty #3 to attend the meetings, which will take place at the Couchiching multi-use facility over the three days.
According to its website, the Chiefs of Ontario is a co-ordinating body for 133 First Nation communities located in the province.
Their main objective is to facilitate the discussion, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all local, regional, and national matters affecting the First Nations’ people of Ontario.