Treaty 2 Territory – Letter to Canada to Implement Fiscal Relations – Treaty/Crown Political Circle Discussions
Dear Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, It is with great pleasure that I write to you today. On behalf of the Governing Council, I would like to congratulate you on the tabling of Canada’s 2021 Budget. Our Nation recognizes that it is a pivotal moment to further a new fiscal relationship with the Government of Canada under our Treaty-Crown relationship.
Within the context of a sovereign and inherent governing approach, we as a Nation cannot afford not to rebuild. Otherwise, we knowingly enable the colonial construction of the Indian Act to continue to control our citizens. As you may be aware that our Government of FNT2T has facilitated the political interface between the Ogichidaa, Niigaanii Ogemaag and Canada’s Cabinet Ministers and the commitment to continue to work with Canada in this regard is paramount.
In pursuance of meaningful engagement to advance our interests and priorities from our Territorial and Treaty perspective – our treasury and administration law well positions our Nation to begin fostering a jurisdictional pathway to assume a direct fiscal and economic relationship with Canada.
Our Government looks forward to a prompt and positive response. Gichi Miigwetch
Nothing About Us Without Us,
Grand Chief Eugene Eastman, Chief O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi Anishinaabe Nation
Government, First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T)
Last modified: April 26, 2021