ANISHNABE OF WAUZHUSHK ONIGUM – “People here are saying ‘What a difference a Day makes!’” joked Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee who had praise for Chief Day’s campaign. “He listened to what the chiefs had to say and that was crucial to his campaign. I look forward to working with him in his new role and get to work as soon as possible”.
Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee has congratulated newly-elected Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Wiindawtegowinini Day.
Madahbee also acknowledged the two other candidates – Chief Tom Bressette and Randall Phillips.
As spokesman for 133 First Nations in Ontario, Chief Day becomes the Ontario Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. The Regional Chief’s activities are guided by the Chiefs-in-Assembly who represent the Anishinabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehonwe, and Lenape Peoples.
With a list of diverse attributes and skills, Chief Day has been welcomed at many tables to share in efforts to make constructive change for the Anishinabek and First Nations at the Regional and National level in recent years.
“He believes that Youth in general have vision and hold leadership keys for success that need to be tapped and brought to the table and legitimized in formal process,” commented Chief Madabee.
In 2006, Chief Isadore Day addressed President Bill Clinton in the Ontario Economic Summit and asked the president to reflect on his discussion from the vantage point of First Nations. He was reciprocated with a lengthy input from the president. He has also been quite active with many other levels of leadership from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ontario Premier and scores of MPs – all focused on one thing: The First Nation Agenda. Day is noted across the country as a visible and relevant leader.