Today, the Government of Ontario announced that is has signed a Political Accord with the Chiefs of Ontario that will be used to guide the relationship between First Nations and the province.
- Affirms that First Nations have an inherent right to self-government and that the relationship between Ontario and the First Nations must be based upon respect for this right.
- Commits the parties to work together on issues of mutual interest, including resource benefits sharing, the treaty relationship and jurisdictional matters.
- Sets a path for further reconciliation between First Nations and the people of Ontario.
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