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Provincial chief urges change for Chiefs of Ontario

Provincial chief urges change for Chiefs of Ontario

TORONTO — Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says there is an urgent need for the Chiefs of Ontario to restructure. Day says the organization must develop strategies for funding, elections and impending first nations legislation — if the Chiefs of Ontario is going to advocate effectively for indigenous people in the province. Ontario has about

TORONTO — Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says there is an urgent need for the Chiefs of Ontario to restructure.

Day says the organization must develop strategies for funding, elections and impending first nations legislation — if the Chiefs of Ontario is going to advocate effectively for indigenous people in the province.

Ontario has about 25% of the entire First Nations population in Canada but one about 11% of federal funding for First Nations.

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow, Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations, is Outreach Editor for the Two Row Times. Her popular column, Scone Dogs and Seed Beads brings weekly thoughts on current day indigenous identity. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She studied Journalism, Human Rights and Indigenous Studies at Laurier University. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who also brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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