Chiefs of Ontario and Ontario Government Sign Political Accord

  • August 24, 2015

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.

The Accord:

  • 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.

For more information see here and here.