Nation-Based Sovereign-Based Government

Building Nation to Nation sharing of knowledge and governance development

April 16, 2021

Treaty 2 Territory – Thursday April 15, 2021 the FNT2T governing council met with the Anishinabek Nation which is a political advocate that represents 39 Nations across Ontario. This was the first meeting between the FNT2T and Anishinabek Nation, which was held on Zoom. FNT2T Knowledge Council chair Louie Malcolm of the Ebb and Flow Nation opened the meeting with an opening prayer and smudge. Treaty 2 Grand Chief Eugene Eastman of the Ochichakosipi Nation gave opening remarks welcoming the Anishinabek Nation leadership and staff. Chief Norman Bone of the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway Nation and Chief Wayne Desjarlais of the Ebb and Flow Nation  welcomed everyone to the meeting and sharing of knowledge.

Grand Chief Glen Hare of the Anishinabek Nation welcomed all to the meeting and hoped everyone would have a positive meeting and a start of a sharing of knowledge to help our nations develop. Chief Scott Mcleod of the Nipissing First Nation, Lake Huron gave his opening greetings. A presentation by legal counsel Fred Bellefeuille for the Anishinabek Nation on the Anishinabek governance, Fiscal Agreement, governance implementation plan as well as the First Nation Ratification Voting process. Chief Scot Mcleod presented on Nation building and his experiences in his home nation of Nipissing. Dave Shawana and Mary Laronde of the Anishinabek Nation have a presentation on the spirit of intent and capacity development when developing a nation’s governance laws. There was back and forth of questions and sharing of stories in each nation. This was a positive meeting and one that was a long time in coming for all nations to work together to share knowledge and ideas. There is an agreement to continue the sharing of knowledge and to meet again to develop a strong nation to nation relationship.

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Scott Lynxleg

Internal/External Keeper – Dauphin

FNT2T (First Nations Treaty 2 Territory)

Last modified: April 16, 2021

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