Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh Congratulates New Federal Cabinet Ministers

Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 congratulates newly announced Federal Cabinet Ministers and looks forward to meeting and working with each one of them on ensuring the priorities of the Treaty #3 Nation are met.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled major changes to the federal cabinet yesterday that saw Chrystia Freeland promoted to Deputy Prime Minister and Marc Miller, who learned the Mohawk language and made history by giving the first speech in it in the House of Commons, become the new Minister of Indigenous Services.

“I welcome the new Minister of Indigenous Services and look forward to working with him as well as Patty Hajdu, the new Minister of Health, along with all the others who have been given new cabinet posts,” said Grand Chief Kavanaugh. “I want to let the new Ministers know that there is much work to do and we will continue to move forward with our mission to better the lives of all Treaty #3 citizens and assert our sovereign jurisdiction over our lands and people. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the former Minister of Indigenous Affairs Seamus O’Regan for his work and wish him well in his new post.”