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The Union of Ontario Indians is a First Nations political organization representing 39 member First Nations in the province of Ontario, Canada.[1] The organization's roots predate European contact in the 16th century.[citation needed] It was incorporated in 1949 to serve as a political advocate and secretariat for the Anishinabek Nation, members of tribes speaking Anishinaabe languages. The head office for the Union of Ontario Indians is located at Nipissing First Nation near North Bay, Ontario.

The Union of Ontario Indians is guided by a Leadership Council, consisting of a Grand Council Chief, a Deputy Grand Council Chief and grand chief, and council members and elders representing four geographic regions: Southeast, Southwest, Lake Huron and Northern Superior.

In the early 21st century, there are about 60,000 citizens of the Anishinabek Nation member communities, accounting for about one-third of the total First Nations population in the province of Ontario.

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  1. ^ Union of Ontario Indians website. Retrieved 7 August 2010.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 06:11:24 -0700

Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee, left, and Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs David Zimmer get lessons from Alexander Hebert, creator of the world's first Lego wampum belt. The original belt is in the foreground.


Tue, 19 May 2015 05:20:32 -0700

A plan to bury nuclear waste (which is stored in drums similar to what's shown here) in limestone caverns about a kilometre from Lake Huron is too risky, a resolution from the Anishinabek Nation says. File photo ...

Bay Today

The North Bay Nugget
Thu, 07 May 2015 14:00:00 -0700

The kit, which has been produced by the Anishinabek Nation was launched Thursday during a news conference at the Union of Ontario Indians headquarters on Highway 17 West. “We have to fundamentally change how Ontarians and Canadians think about ...


Thu, 07 May 2015 21:18:45 -0700

... Affairs Minister David Zimmer and Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee explained the treaty relationship between First Nation Peoples and Ontario while launching a special educational tool at the Union of Ontario Indians head ...

Manitoulin Expositor

Manitoulin Expositor
Tue, 12 May 2015 20:56:15 -0700

ANISHINABEK NATION—Last week, after years of hard work and determination, the 'We Are All Treaty Peoples' educators toolkit was rolled out at the Union of Ontario Indians offices at Nipissing First Nation. The toolkit is connected to the Ontario ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:09:49 -0800

"That a motion be brought forward promptly in the House of Commons to set aside April 12th as an annual day for a 'National Dialogue on Ending Racism in Canada.' Further; that a bill be established and put forward, in this 41st Parliament, as a way to ...

The North Bay Nugget

The North Bay Nugget
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:56:15 -0800

Anishinabek Nation communities have concerns with Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015, according to a release issued Wednesday by the Union of Ontario Indians. “This bill is just another step to erode our rights and criminalize resistance by ...
APTN National News
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:06:27 -0700

(Editor's note: Following an incident in Ottawa where a business refused to accept a First Nations woman's status card for a point of sale tax exemption, APTN asked the Union of Ontario Indians to write this guest column to explain what the situation ...

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