Nation-Based Sovereign-Based Government

Local Nation Helper (LNH) Reigniting Session

September 24, 2019

The Local Nation Helpers (LNH) and the First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T) Nation Development Circle (NDC) met to reignite their shared goals for creating a local Nation constitution. The LHNs are members of their Nation that work locally with a Governance Committee made up of members to draft their constitution. Some of the Nations maintained their former coordinators, while some Nations hired new people and other Nations are in progress of securing a Local Nation Helper (LNH). 

The LNH for the Nations include:

Pinaymootang:           Trevor Anderson                     

Tootinaowaziibeeng: In progress 

Dauphin River:          Yolanda Thompson                 

Keeseekoowenin:   In progress 

Lake St. Martin:         Clarence Morse                      

O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi: In progress 

Skownan:                    Kendra Kakewash                   

Ebb & Flow: In progress 

Gambler:                     Lisa Ledoux

Little Saskatchewan:   Rhonda Parenteau

Lake Manitoba:           Delma McLean

While at the session the LNHs reviewed the history of the Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan -Treaty 2 and the formation of the First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T). An overview of the workplan for the upcoming 6 months was provided and discussed. FNT2T staff from the various Circles provided an overview of the work they are doing and outlined the support they will need locally to organize meetings. Each LNH were provided with a computer and given a briefing on their FNT2T emails and website blogging. 

Communication to the membership is crucial to the development of the constitution. The LNH will be responsible to inform the membership in consistent and active ways. To support the LNHs process for sharing information, the FNT2T is creating a website for each Nation.  An overview of the status of the websites that are being created was also provided to the LNHs. The status of the Nation websites are as follows:

These are the following FN sites that are independently setup by their own FN:


Website – Developed waiting for information to be completed:

  4. (completed in 2014, requires updating)

Drafted by remain in development:

  1.  Lake St. Martin
  2. Pinaymootang First Nation
  3. Dauphin River First Nation
  4. Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve

Please stay tuned for updates on the progress locally. If any members want to know the information, contact your LNH and go to the established websites. The work at the territory can also be provided by the FNT2T staff for the Nation Development Circle:

Nation Development Circle Keeper:         Betty Lynxleg

Eastern Nation Developer:                       Darlene Woodhouse

Western Nation Developer:                     Scott Lynxleg

Members may also talk with their local leadership on the status of their governance development process as well.  

Last modified: September 24, 2019

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