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Media Advisory: Chiefs of Ontario and Six Nations of the Grand River Host Annual Chiefs Assembly and Ontario Regional Chief Election

Press Release

(Toronto, ON – June 6, 2024) On June 11-13, 2024, the Chiefs of Ontario and the Six Nations of the Grand River will host the Annual Chiefs Assembly (ACA) and Ontario Regional Chief Election. Located along the banks of the Grand River, Six Nations is the only reserve in North America where all six Haudenosaunee nations live together. The theme of this year’s ACA is “Coming Together: Advocating for First Nations Sovereignty.”

The three-day assembly will centre around the election for the Office of the Ontario Regional Chief, occurring on Day 2 (June 12, 2024) of the ACA. The election this year will be conducted by Gordon “Chop” Waindubence and Gary Dokis. The ACA will also include important updates on a variety of issues and priorities for First Nations in Ontario, including health, rights assertions, First Nations laws and by-laws, Child and Family Services, mining, Duty to Consult, economic development, and more.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend as follows:

Event: Annual Chiefs Assembly & Ontario Regional Chief Election— Coming Together: Advocating for First Nations Sovereignty

Date and Time: June 11-13, 2024

Location: Six Nations Sports and Cultural Memorial Centre, 1738 Fourth Line, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

Please note that this year’s assembly participation is limited to in-person only. The assembly will also be available online via YouTube. For more information, including the ACA agenda, materials, traditional election processes, and more, please visit All participants are encouraged to use the assembly hashtag, #COOACA2024 on all social media posts.

Please note that media accreditation is required. There is no cost for accredited media to attend.

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The Chiefs of Ontario supports all First Nations in Ontario as they assert their sovereignty, jurisdiction and their chosen expression of nationhood. Follow Chiefs of Ontario on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @ChiefsOfOntario.

Media Contact:

Isak Vaillancourt
Communications Manager
Chiefs of Ontario
Telephone: 416-819-8184



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