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Comprehensive Anishinaabe Legal Traditions continues FNT2T’s sovereign steps

February 14, 2021

Treaty 2 Territory – The Governing Council met on Thursday 11 February 11 2021 to discuss, deliberate and ratify several inherent laws. As such, comprehensive Anishinaabe Legal Traditions were presented on:

  • 2021-01-11-001 Treasury and Administration Law
  • 2021-02-11-002 Children, Families and Nation Declaration and Law
  • 2021-02-11-003 Formation of the Treaty 2 Territory Peacemaking Law
  • 2021-02-11-004 Establishment of a Tribunal
  • 2021-02-11-005 Implementing a Traditional and Contemporary Economy
  • 2021-02-11-006 Self-Determination of our Natural World
  • 2021-02-11-007 Restoring Local First Nation Governance and Self-Determination preparing to sunset Canada’s AADNC/ISC

“Our Anishinaabe Laws are entrenched with a profound respect in connection to Aki”. “It is our responsibility to share and bring more understanding to the special and unique aspects of our Treaty 2 governing system to Canada’s general public”. – Chief Garnet Woodhouse


“The law-making process requires a careful balance to respect the oral traditions of our Laws and to keep in mind that we must also protect our Knowledge Keepers from any undue appropriation of their ancestral wisdom”. “Economic Trade and Commerce has always been a part of our economy and its time get into alignment with the original intent of our Treaties.” – Chief Norman Bone


“Using our inherent strength to increase the scope of rights –the political will in our council chambers today is palpable”.  “As the Ogichidaa for the Nation, this pathway that we are currently embarking on requires the support of our Nations peoples.” “The Ogemaag are always mindful never to lose sight of the vision of our Treaty signatories, we must always keep this sacred connection in our hearts and minds, together, as one Nation”. – Ogichidaa Eugene Eastman

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