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Minister Brad Duguid releases statement on the election of Stan Beardy as Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief

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Minister Brad Duguid releases statement on the election of Stan Beardy as Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Brad Duguid today congratulated Stan Beardy on his re-election as Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation.

"On behalf of the Ontario government and the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, I congratulate you on your re-election as Grand Chief of the 49 First Nation communities within Nishnawbe Aski Nation territory.

I commend your dedication and continuous contributions to improving the quality of life for First Nation communities within the territories of James Bay Treaty 9 and Treaty 5.

The decision by Nishnawbe Aski Nation leadership to support your efforts for a fourth consecutive term is an unprecedented accomplishment.

I look forward to continuing our relationship as we work together to address the unique challenges of First Nation communities in northern Ontario."

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