The Union of Ontario Indians is an Aboriginal political organization representing 42 member First Nations in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was formed in 1919 and 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 is guided by a board of directors, who meet at least four times a year. For administrative purposes, the organization has divided Ontario into four regions: Northern Superior, Lake Huron, Southeast, and Southwest. Each region elects, every two years, a regional grand chief and a board member to the board of directors. Additionally an elder may appointed to the board of directors by a region, and this appointment is for life. They represent about 42,000 members, about one-third of the aboriginal population within the borders of Ontario. Leading the organization are a grand council chief (currently Patrick Madahbee), a deputy grand chief (currently Glen Hare), and a grand council elder (currently Flora Tobobondung).
In June 1994, The Union of Ontario Indians (UOI), at the Anishinabek Grand Council on the Chippewa’s of Kettle and Stoney Point First Nation, directed the Education Directorate to formally establish the Anishinabek Education Institute (AEI) in accordance with the model of an Anishinabek post-secondary institution with satellite campuses and a community based delivery system that was submitted and ratified. (Res. 94/13)
See also 
- Union of Ontario Indians website. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
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