March 22, 2007 09:51 ET

Matrimonial Real Property

Major announcement regarding Matrimonial Real Property

Attention: Assignment Editor, News Editor SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - March 22, 2007) - The Union of Ontario Indians will be holding a one-day Special Chiefs Assembly on Matrimonial Real Property (MRP) to be held on Friday, March 23, 2007 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Last year, the Government of Canada announced their intention to introduce legislation to address the issue of matrimonial real property on-reserve, in particular a solution that will protect First Nations families ensuring equity and fairness upon the dissolution of marriage. The Chiefs of the Anishinabek Nation opted for their own Anishinabek Nation initiative rather than being subject to federal legislation and provincial jurisdiction on these matters.

At the conclusion of the assembly, Grand Council Chief John Beaucage will be making a major announcement regarding the status of the Anishinabek Nation initiative.

WHAT: Matrimonial Real Property Announcement

WHO: Grand Council Chief John Beaucage
42 member First Nations of the Anishinabek Nation

WHERE: Holiday Inn - Waterfront
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

WHEN: Friday, March 23, 2007

TIME: 3:30 p.m. EDT

The Anishinabek Nation incorporated the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) as its secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 42-member First Nations across Ontario . The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact. IN: JUSTICE, MEDIA, POLITICS, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Bob Goulais, Executive Assistant to the Grand Council Chief
    Primary Phone: 705-497-9127 ext. 2245
    Secondary Phone: 705-498-5250
    E-mail: goubob@anishinabek.ca