Treaty 3 Grand Chief Francis Kavanaugh is looking for reassurance, when it comes to input in Kenora's new justice centre.
"I want assurance, because it's mostly populated by First Nations people, that -- I'm asking you -- that it be First Nations led," the grand chief asked Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford.
Kavanaugh noted there was only one guard at the district jail who was Indigenous, and there wasn't any cultural programming available.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford said the project fell under the jurisdiction of the attorney-general's office, and his government was looking at all their options.
"We have to look at all the options and solutions to address what's going on. It's unacceptable," he said.
The minister also referred to the situation at the jail, where there had been a hostage taking last month, followed by fires being set last Monday.
Rickford also talked about twinning the Trans-Canada, the all-nations hospital, youth mental health and energy costs.
The fall assembly was held in Eagle Lake.