Regional Chief Isadore Day says he's prepared to work with the new government at Queen's Park.

"We know that the Progressive Conservative government that's coming in under the leadership Doug Ford has some work to do, and we're quite prepared to get down to brass tacks and figure that out," he said.

Day speaks on behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario. They represent 133 First Nations in the province.

Regional Chief Isadore Day's looking forward to talks with the new provincial government. Day says they've been preparing for a change at Queen's Park.

"I'm not surprised. I was forewarned, and certainly do extend our willingness to work with any government," he said.

The regional chief notes community leaders remember the Ipperwash Inquiry that looked into the death of Dudley George in 1995. It stemmed from a stand-off between the OPP and protesters, who were demonstrating about a land claim.

Twenty years later, the province agreed to return the land in question, which was taken for a military base in 1942, as well as pay a settlement of $90 million dollars.

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