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The ‘Inherent-Voice’ of the Anishinaabe-Ikwewaag Leads the Direction in our Nation’s Children, Family and Nation Inakonigewin

January 22, 2021

Treaty 2 Territory – On Wednesday, 21 January 2021, the Anishinaabe-ikwewaag Council met to discuss priorities and reaffirmed their commitment to lead the Nation forward and breathe life into a more sovereign and inherent path for our sacred Abinoonjiiwaag.

As Anishinaabe-ikwewaag our governing duties are legally binding to Mother Earth Laws. As part of the sacred connections and sustaining these developments it is during the sacred winter moon’s that we give rise to integrity of the Nation’s governing system to deliberate and build consensus while we champion our children’s inherent and treaty rights.

The agenda called upon strategical thoughts to advance Anishinaabe ethical and legal approaches in the broader themes of administration, trust and treasury, economic sovereignty, lands assertion and unfinished Treaty Business. Many other discussions ensued on making significant advisory and supportive statements on the Nation’s, government-to-government relationship with Canada.

The Anishinaabe-ikwewaag are honoured to work in partnership with all other councils within the Nation’s Wiisaakodaadiiwin Gizhibaabwewin (Unity Circle: Youth, Men, Knowledge, Governing Council).

The Anishinaabeikwewaag Council conveys their unwavering support to stand with Ogichidaa Eugene Eastman as he calls on Premier Pallister to demonstrate ‘reasonable efforts’ when it comes to respecting our Abinoonjiwaa, Ningo do deh & Kiidaakiiminaan Inakonigewin (Children, Families and Nation).

“When it comes to our Abinoonjiwaag, the moral and ethical thing that Manitoba’s Premier can do is honour constitutional and treaty obligations”. “Our children are sacred and the Nation is going to continue asserting jurisdiction over the right to raise our children in our own Nation’ “As Anishinaabeg, we never gave up our inherent responsibilities to raise our children” – Grand Chief Eugene Eastman

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