Treaty 2 Territory – Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Carolyn Bennett; as our Treaty and Crown Relationship develops through the relationship table (RIRSD) in accordance with our 2018 Protocol Agreement it becomes increasingly important to engage in meaningful and consistent dialogue as governments. There are common fiscal interests and strategies that require a more sustainable foundation, and processes that address outstanding and longer-term solutions to improve the quality of life for Anishinaabe peoples in Treaty 2 Territory.
Our Local Nations and the Government of FNT2T continue to hear from your representatives that Canada recognizes our inherent right to govern ourselves. What this means is managing our own territory, resources, infrastructure, programs, services (IPSs) and our Nation without the input and management from any other government.
Our Treaty and Crown relationship is based on Anishinaabe inherent principles of being collaborative in nature, land base and aims to protect the individual and collective interests of Treaty 2 Territory citizens. To this end, we are requesting a commitment to meet on a regular basis to progress implementation under the Protocol Agreement. The Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory is extending this request to other members of Canada’s Government (Cabinet) to attend. We trust that you will encourage your colleagues to join us at the political roundtable.
Nothing about us, without us,
Grand Chief Eugene Eastman
Chief O-Chi-Cha-Ko-Sipi Anishinaabe Nation
Government, First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T)
Letter sent Canada on 13 November 2020 – http://fnt2t.com/index.php/reconciliation-rirsd/
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