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The Union of Ontario Indians is a First Nations political organization representing 39[1] member First Nations in the Canadian province of Ontario. The organization's roots predate European contact, and it was incorporated in 1949 to serve as a political advocate and secretariat for the Anishinabek Nation. 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, council members and elders representing four geographic regions: Northern Superior, Lake Huron, Southeast and Southwest.

There are currently about 60,000 citizens of the Anishinabek Nation member communities, accounting for about one-third of the total First Nation population in the province of Ontario.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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Grand Chief Madahbee Union of Ontario Indians

Grand Chief Madahbee speaks after Minister of Northern Development Mines and Forests Michael Gravelle announces the first Local Forest Management Corporation for the White River, Big Pic and...

Union of Ontario Indians time lapse video

Overlooking the Indian Residential School monument and the Trans-Canada highway 17.

Maurice Switzer on the international treaties between Canada and Indigenous nations

Maurice Switzer, Zhgaag dodem, is a citizen of the Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation, and is currently director of communications for the Union of Ontario Indians and editor of the Anishinabe...

The River of Healing

On December 4, 2012, the Union of Ontario Indians HIV/AIDS program will launch a new video called "The River of Healing." The Union of Ontario Indians HIV/AIDS program coordinator Jody Cotter...

Anishinabek Youth Protect Mother Earth 2015

The Union of Ontario Indians invited Anishinabek youth to create a culturally-relevant campaign for environmental education and awareness to help protect Mother Earth. A session of sharing...

Blanket of Hope - March 2015

The Union of Ontario Indians Blanket of Hope campaign has received earrings from all over Turtle Island -- each earring represent the murdered and missing women.

Vicky

The Union of Ontario Indians Social Department was tasked with capturing stories of healing and hope after family violence. This is the video 3 of 4 in the Digital Stories project.

Brian Nootchtai: Inter-Generational Effects of Residential School

The Union of Ontario Indians received funding through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to develop tools and erect a monument to pay tribute to Anishinabek Nation members who...

Mother & Daughter: Inter-Generational Effects of Residential School

The Union of Ontario Indians received funding through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to develop tools and erect a monument to pay tribute to Anishinabek Nation members who...

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Elliot Lake Standard

Elliot Lake Standard
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0700

Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) Grand Chief Pat Mahdabee congratulated all involved “in doing this great thing.” The constitution is community driven. It was not the chief and council who came up with what is in the constitution. And the next council ...
 
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 ...
 
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:56:09 -0700

The Anishinabek Nation established the Union of Ontario Indians as its secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 39 member communities across Ontario, representing approximately 55,000 people. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest ...

SooToday.com

SooToday.com
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:04:53 -0700

The UOI is a political advocate for 39 member communities across Ontario, representing approximately 55,000 people. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three ...

The North Bay Nugget

The North Bay Nugget
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:56:15 -0700

He said relationships like the one The Nugget has with the Union of Ontario Indians is a first in the province. The daily newspaper allows the UOI a full page every Saturday titled Niijii Circle. The page focuses on the good work and accomplishments of ...
 
Intercontinental Cry
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:24:29 -0700

As First Nations citizens, specific claims practitioners, lawyers and Canadians committed to the just, fair and timely resolution of specific claims in Canada, we present the enclosed report prepared by the National Claims Research Directors and call ...
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